b'1.6 Staining: Natural Range 1.7 Maintenance1.7.1 PRE-PRIMED PRODUCTSThe extent and nature of maintenance will depend on the geographical location and exposure of the installation. Regularly wash the painted surface with mild soapy water to remove dirt and grime to improve the performance of the coating. Never use high pressure washers as this can cause coating damage and water ingress into the wall cavity.Thoroughly inspect topcoat paint work at the end of year 1 and repair areas of damage/coating breakdown according to the original paint specification or approved equivalent. Repeat inspection process at year 5 and based on the results of this condition survey make a decision on future maintenance actions, which may include touch up/repair of areas or a full re-coat.Additional basic maintenance tasks include but are not limited to; controlling vegetation and garden beds close to the installation, keeping gutters and pipes clear, addressing potential moisture damage due to overflows and replacement of penetrations, flashings and sealants used in installation as required.Generally, exterior surface coatings deteriorate by chalking rather than flaking. When repainting becomes necessary and the surface is unbroken, remove loose chalk by lightly sanding and follow the preparation steps above. Reapply new coatings in accordance with the paint manufacturers instructions. 1.7.2 NATURAL PRODUCTSThe extent and nature of maintenance will depend on the geographical location and exposure of the installation. Weathertex may be periodically cleaned with mild soapy water or a suitable timber cleaner. Do not use high pressure washers as this can cause coating damage and water ingress into the wall cavity. Additional basic maintenance tasks include but are not limited to controlling vegetation and garden beds close to the installation, keeping gutters and pipes clear, addressing potential moisture damage due to overflows and replacement of penetrations, flashings and sealants used in installation as required.Thoroughly inspect any coatings at the end of year 1 and repair areas of damage/coating breakdown. Repeat inspection process at year 3 and based on the results of this condition survey make a decision on future maintenance actions, which may include touch up/repair of areas or a full single coat.Generally, semi-transparent decking stains and controlled erosion stains are softer and less UV resistant than regular exterior paint resulting in a 3 - 5 year recoating cycle. When re-coating becomes necessary follow the preparation and coating steps above. A darker / more opaque stain colour may be required in time to maintain the desired colour of the boards.0 MONTHS: Recently built, this4 MONTHS: The board36 MONTHS: The boards are nowSTAINING: Stain in the same shows the beginning colour ofshows signs of lightening. very light, and are about to begindirection that the boards run eg. Weathertex Natural boards.to be restored. Vertical for vertical cladding. Failure to follow any of the above preparation instructions may void warranty of the product.NOTE: Rate of fading may vary from above photos depending on environmental factors.Weathertex 13'