Simply Woodcare by Haymes

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Preparation is one of the most important jobs undertaken when preserving or enhancing timber. A poorly prepared or unclean surface will compromise the performance of any top coat you may apply, so it’s important to follow all the relevant product preparation and application
guidelines to get the best outcome for your timber project.

Rapid Prep

For new, unweathered exterior timber

Simply Woodcare Rapid Prep is a dual-function, purpose-built application for new, unweathered exterior timber. Rapid Prep efficiently cleans, removes surface tannins, dirt, extractives, and possible mill glaze allowing for the application of finishing coats within 24 hours once dry.


  • Allows immediate coating onto new timber
  • Simple one step preparation
  • Ideal for use on decking and exterior timber surfaces. Recommended for spotted gum and merbau
  • Recoat once completely dry in approx. 24 hours

Wood Cleaner

For weathered timbers

Simply Woodcare Wood Cleaner cleans, revives, and restores grey and weathered* timber, removing tannin and water stains prior to coating.

When cleaning weathered grey timber, let the surface soak for at least 30 mins by wetting with water prior to cleaning. For severely weathered grey timber a repeat application may be necessary.

* Please note: Weathered timber requires a minimum of 6 weeks weathering

Ideal for use on decking, outdoor furniture, weatherboards, cladding, fences and external timbers.

Decking Oil & Stain

Featuring an advanced formulation to repel water, mould, algae and UV rays, this solvent‑based Simply Woodcare Exterior Decking Oil preserves and protects timber from the destructive effects of weathering. Simply Woodcare Decking Oil is tintable to a wide range of colours, making it ideal
for use as a decking and exterior timber stain that provides a natural or semi-transparent finish.

  • Coverage; Up to 10m2/litre
  • Re-coat after 24 hours
  • Turps wash-up
  • Apply with brush or lambswool applicator
  • 2 Coats
  • Touch dry in 8 hours, recoat in 24 hours

For use on all exterior decking. Can also be used on steps, fences, outdoor furniture, gates, screens, doors, window frames and pergolas.

Tinting is available as a special order with a fast turn around.

Dexpress Deck & Timber Stain – Superior Decking Finish

The Hybrid Polymer technology in Simply Woodcare Dexpress delivers exceptional durability and UV resistance along with resistance to peeling, cracking and moisture absorption.

This makes Dexpress perfect for enhancing the look and longevity of Australia’s favourite hardwood and softwood decking timbers including Merbau, Spotted Gum and Treated Pine. This two-coat low lustre finish is easy to apply, fast-drying and washes up quickly in water.


  • Proven to withstand the harsh Australian climate
  • Abrasion-resistant
  • Water-repellent
  • UV & mould resistant
  • Quick-drying
  • Water-based

Tip: You can increase performance by using a colour that matches the type of timber. For example, using Dexpress Merbau on Merbau timber. 

Ideal for use on:

  • Decking
  • Weatherboards
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Cladding
  • Doors
  • Window frames
  • Walkways
  • Fences
  • Screens
  • Pergolas and external timber.

Apply with:

Coverage: Up to 12m²/L

We can gladly order in a tint  with fast turnaround to suit your job.

Dexpress is now in stock at NHS.