These days, we are surrounded by the Green Movement, global warming and what we, as consumers, can do about protecting our planet. We all have a responsibility to make informed choices about the products we buy, the companies we support, and the impact of our decisions.
Sikkens is a global brand, which makes the highest quality wood coatings available. Log homes and wood structures are a beautiful, natural, and renewable form of building that require superior coatings to protect and preserve. Some waterborne coatings are promoted as more environmentally friendly than their solvent based counterparts; however, there are other factors to consider. The environmental impact of a coating should be looked at as a whole, sometimes termed life cycle approach. A life cycle approach gives you the entire picture needed to make an accurate assessment of a coating. There can be raw materials used in waterborne coatings that are considered dangerous and non-renewable. VOC (Volatile Organic Compound) is not the only issue. If a latex coating is made with petroleum by products, which require intensive energy to produce, then just comparing VOC’s does not give the full story.
Here at Sikkens, we provide alkyd/oil high solids coatings for log homes and wood structures that meet stringent VOC requirements. In addition, alkyds are made from renewable plant based oils such as linseed and soy, and provide the highest level of protection for wood structures. We believe that a superior quality product that requires fewer coats and less maintenance will minimize the total environmental impact.
Nothing enlivens your exterior project better than a quality stain from your local dealer of Sikkens Stains in British Columbia. Enrich your deck, add a layer of beauty to your fence and home siding or simply give your windows and doors a new, rich colour. As the professional’s and the homeowner’s most relied upon stain, you can trust Sikkens Stain for innovative, high-performance products to suite any project and environment.
When you visit your local Sikkens Stain dealer in British Columbia you’re certain to find a stain that enlivens your project with precisely the finish you’ve been imagining.
Whether the look you’re going for is traditional or ultra-modern, you can achieve the perfect look with Sikkens Stain products, available in transparent, translucent, semi-transparent and solid wood options.
Our stains are ideal for all outdoor projects in British Columbia.