Archive for the "Timber" Category

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 […]

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.

Poolside decking treated with Sikkens wood stains

HOW TO CHOOSE THE CORRECT TIMBER COATING

Spring is the perfect time to prepare the deck for summer, however navigating a seemingly endless range of timber coatings can be daunting for first-time DIYers. Here are some tips to help homeowners choose the perfect finish.

Refurbished railway sleepers using Sikkens Cetol HLSe wood stain

DIY RAILWAY SLEEPERS USING SIKKENS CETOL HLSE

How to spruce up some old railway sleepers for your next garden project.