Archive for the "Hardwood" Category

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 […]

Poolside decking treated with Sikkens wood stains

There’s more to timber coating than colour

Spring is the perfect time to refresh and rejuvenate your timber decking. While regular sweeping and cleaning is valuable, a deck re-coat is recommended every 12 to 18 months to maintain the quality, durability and appearance of the timber. Timber is a porous material and therefore it is vital to protect the surface from dirt, […]

Sikkens Deck Slip Resistant textured deck stain

Slip resistance deck coating from Sikkens

Commercial and residential timber projects requiring slip resistant coatings that meet the Australian slip resistance standards, can be confidently finished with Sikkens Cetol® Deck Slip Resistant textured timber decking stain. Performing in the mid to high slip resistance standards in the Wet Pendulum and Oil-Wet Inclining Platform Slip Resistance tests, Sikkens Cetol Deck Slip Resistant […]

Protect timber fences from the elements with Sikkens range of wood coatings and timber stains

Protect your exterior timber during winter

As winter rolls in, the timber deck and any timber fixtures, like windows and doors, or furniture are vulnerable from exposure to the harsh Australian weather conditions. Cold temperatures and rain are timbers’ worst enemy and without proper protection timber joinery and structures around the home can easily deteriorate. To ensure timber surfaces stay healthy […]

Outdoor furniture cleaned with Sikkens Cetol BL Garden Furniture Cleaner and stained with Sikkens BLX Pro

REJUVENATE OUTDOOR TIMBER FURNITURE FOR PERFECT ENTERTAINING

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.

Rejuvenate your outdoor decking with Sikkens wood stain products

THE PERFECT FINISH FOR SUMMER LIVING

The most important step when installing a new deck is thorough seasoning. Seasoning is a natural weathering process that can take between three to six months. During this time, the new timber releases its natural extractives (tannins) which appear as a dark-coloured run-off.