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3 Steps to Easy Timber Maintenance with Sikkens

In a country where outdoor living quite often is more desirable than indoor living, it’s important to keep up appearances all year round. Neglecting your outdoor timber coatings can make hard work of getting ready for that first spring BBQ get together when you should be reveling in the joy of the outdoor space you’ve […]

Fast rejuvenation for outdoor timbers

Over time, exposure to sun, wind and rain can leave timber furniture looking grey and weathered – but that doesn’t mean it is beyond repair. Sikkens Cetol BL® Garden Furniture Cleaner works quickly to rejuvenate outdoor settings, creating a revitalised new timber look. When applied to the timber surface Cetol BL® Deck and Wood Cleaner […]

Deck Cleaning and Maintenance Tips

1. Please provide step by step instructions on how to clean and revive outdoor decking. Where should you start? How should you prep (ie sweep and remove dirt, cobwebs and leaves)? 1. Sweep away dust, cobwebs, leaves and bird droppings. 2. Using a hard-bristle brush, scrub the deck with a mild detergent solution to remove […]

Deck tips for Outdoor Rooms

When it comes to decking, the key to achieving a professional-looking result is a well-prepared surface. Ensure that the timber is well seasoned, free from natural extractives (tannin) and clean. New Decks: The most important step for homeowners installing a new deck is thorough seasoning. Seasoning is a natural weathering process that can take between […]

Protect the home against rot and rust over winter

With Winter here, it’s essential to give a little extra care to the home’s exterior to prevent rot and rust. From decking and fences to gutters, gates and garage doors, there are many facets of the home prone to deterioration as a result of bad weather. However, thanks to DIY brands such as Sikkens and […]

Brush on dining style

Fine dining doesn’t need to be limited to the tableware and menu. When a beautifully handcrafted timber table is finished with a high-quality coating, it will not only protect the surface for many meals to come but will create an enviable finish that inspires dinner conversation. Leading timber coatings brand, Sikkens, provides the ultimate finish […]

Sikkens premium timber stain

Get the deck safe for poolside entertaining

It’s officially swimming season and home owners are busy tackling DIY projects that will make the pool area safer – from fixing up gate latches and signage to ensuring the surrounding deck is safe for family and friends. Timber surfaces can become very slippery when wet (whether that’s from the pool, rainwater or garden hose) […]

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.

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 […]