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.
For exterior stains in Prince Edward Island that can protect and elevate the appearance of exterior wood surfaces, turn to Sikkens to find a range of high quality stains and finishes that will undoubtedly beautify your home. No matter what type of project you’re working on, there’s a Sikkens product that can help you attain the look and protection level you want. For a wood stain and finish that offers unique and professional results while providing long lasting protection, look no further than Sikkens.
At Sikkens, we’re dedicated to providing quality products, because we know that great results start with using the best materials. This is why, when it comes to exterior stains that can preserve and highlight the beauty of natural wood, Canadians turn to Sikkens. Our products are not just high in quality but environmentally conscious as well, meeting the Volatile Organic Components (VOC) requirements.