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Archive for the "Timber" Category

Sikkens NEW Timber Stain Colours for Spring 2022

Sikkens has already taken the woodcare world by storm, but this is set to happen all over again with the introduction of a brand-new timber stain colour range. The new stain colours will be available in Spring 2022 and consists of 3 new colour segments – greys, neutrals and colours. Our new timber stain colour […]

Hardwood Preparation

Preparation is the most important process of coating exterior timber. It is also the most hated part, and usually the one people skip. Unfortunately, failing to prepare your timber correctly can have undesired results on the life of the coating you choose to apply. New timber, especially hardwoods (merbau, blackbutt, jarrah, spotted gum, etc), require […]

Common Coating Reactions

There are many reactions that can happen between a coating and timber. Below are a few of the common ones and what causes them to occur. Blooming – possibly the most common, particularly in humid/wet months. Blooming occurs when the coating has been applied when there is too much moisture present in the air during […]

Colour tester pots

Choosing the right colour for your timber

The colour you choose can influence the whole look and feel of the home and garden. It is also difficult to predict how the coating will look once applied as, unlike paint, coatings are influenced by the grain and colour of the timber. For example, light colours such as the Sikkens Pine or Natural colours […]

6 IMPORTANT CARE TIPS FOR YOUR DECK

Deck care tips – Sikkens When it comes to decking, the key to achieving a professional finish is a well-prepared surface. Ensure that the timber is well seasoned, free from natural tannins and oils, and clean. While regular sweeping and cleaning is valuable, a deck re-coat is recommended every 12 to 18 months to maintain […]

Sikkens Cetol Deck over Spotted Gum Timber Cladding

DIY TV host Shelley Craft knows the value of quality finishes for outdoor timber

DIY TV host Shelley Craft knows the value of quality finishes for outdoor timber. Sikken Cetol HLSe and Cetol Deck were used to give the timber in her home a fresh look.

A stunning Sikkens recoat project restored this Queenstown home to its former glory

Cleaning and coating six decks is a big job. So when Deane Waldron, owner of this beautiful property in Queenstown, New Zealand, decided to embark on such a project, he wanted a premium product that would keep the timber in top condition for as long as possible. The striking house was built in 1973 on […]

Treated timber pine retaining wall coated in Sikkens Cetol HLSe Dark Oak

Upgrade your pine retaining wall to look like hardwood

When you’re trying to make your backyard look great sometimes something simple as applying a timber stain to treated timber can make all the difference. A treated pine retaining wall can be upgraded to look like hardwood simply by applying a good quality timber stain like Sikkens premium timber stains. The benefit of applying Sikkens […]

Sikkens timber stain sample pots

Smart solutions for confident exterior timber projects

The natural beauty of timber makes it an attractive choice for a range of structural and decorative applications, however grain and colour variations make it difficult to predict how a timber coating will look once applied. Sikkens woodcare has taken the guess work out of choosing a timber coating with the new range of Sikkens […]

Sikkens Cetol BL Deck & Wood Cleaner

Quick deck preparation for a professional finish

Regardless of whether you are building a new deck or refurbishing an existing deck, Sikkens timber preparation products make the prep work easy. For existing hardwood decks that require a deep clean to remove the dirt and grime of winter, a cleaning product such as Sikkens Cetol BL Deck & Wood Cleaner will ensure the […]