Cutek Cutek Low-Voc

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TIMBER Protection


Cleaning and Stripping

Cutek and colour

  • Cutek oils are suitable for use as a clear, water repellent coating on exterior timber surfaces, however surfaces coated with clear Cutek oils will quickly silver off on exposure to sunlight to produce a natural weathered appearance while still retaining their enhanced dimensional stability characteristics.
  • IF YOU DO NOT WANT YOUR EXTERIOR EXPOSED TIMBER TO SILVER OFF, then specially formulated colourtones are available that MUST be mixed with ALL versions of clear Cutek oils in order to maintain the natural timber colour character, delay silvering, and retain the "freshly oiled look" for longer. Colourtoned Cutek oils can still look like a clear finish on the timber, depending on the colourtone selected.
  • When selecting from the range of colourtones allow for the timber colour to naturally lighten during the first three to eight months after application, as natural weathering and leaching occurs. Colour will last longer on rusticated, or band sawn timbers, and may be maximised by including the colourtone in all subsequent applications of Cutek oil.
  • If colourtoned Cutek has faded over time, wash timbers with Cutek QuickClean and apply a single coat of colourtoned Cutek CD50, Cutek Extreme or Cutek LowVOC to restore the original look of the protected timber.
  • Please note that the natural colour of timbers can vary significantly.

Why would I choose Cutek LowVOC for my project?

Use Cutek LowVOC when you need to achieve a green star rating for a residential or commercial project. This may be obtained from your local retailer.

Cutek LowVOC is also the ideal choice for interior oil finishing as it has a lower odour during application.

Cutek LowVOC is simple to apply, easy to maintain, and cost effective. Cutek LowVOC provides outstanding protection of exterior and interior timber.

Use Cutek LowVOC to protect:
Interior paneling, weatherboards, shingles, windows, doors, plywood, log buildings, beams, outdoor furniture, deckings, fascia boards, shutters, garage doors, joinery, spa pools, fences, posts... in fact virtually anything made of wood.

See the How to Use Cutek LowVOC fact sheet for more information.

Green-rated Timber Protection Oil

Cutek LowVOC is identical to Cutek CD50, but with a lower VOC content, and is suitable for green rated projects. It takes longer to penetrate timber and has a shorter shelf life. Cutek LowVOC comes as a clear oil, with a choice of 10 colourtones which can be added to enhance the natural look of your timber. The main function of Cutek LowVOC is to minimise warping, cupping and splitting, which means exterior wood lasts years longer. With a colourtone, the added UV protection keeps the natural colour for much longer.

Cutek LowVOC is NOT suitable for use on bamboo or acetylated wood.


Before you decide to use Cutek LowVOC , click on the product selector at the top of the page to see if your project needs any pretreatment before applying LowVOC.

Any existing film on your wood or engineered timber project MUST be removed completely by sanding or stripping before applying Cutek LowVOC.