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.
When you need quality wood stains for your exterior project, make Sikkens Stains and Wood Finishes your go-to source. Backed by 200 years of experience, Sikkens products have been specially formulated to provide luxurious, rich and long-lasting results. Ideal for a wide variety of outdoor projects, our stains and wood finishes make it easy to enrich the look and feel of wood doors, windows, decks and siding. Visit your nearest Sikkens dealer today and find out how our stains and wood finishes can help enhance and protect your home.
When you use wood stains from Sikkens for exterior projects big or small, you'll notice an immediate improvement in the appearance of your wood. That's because we're crafted our products to enhance the natural beauty of wood, so you can expect stunning results every time. It's no wonder homeowners and professionals alike turn to Sikkens for high-quality wood stains that deliver exceptional results and keep your wood protected for years to come. You can count on Sikkens because:
Cetol® 1 RE is a premium, translucent, exterior wood basecoat to be used with Cetol® 23 Plus RE. Its superior oil alkyd formulation offers excellent penetration.
Cetol® 23 Plus RE is a premium, translucent topcoat for Cetol® 1 RE. The advanced alkyd resin with UV absorbers offers excellent durability and protection for siding and other vertical surfaces.
Cetol® DEK Finish is an alkyd high solids formulation which offers optimum protection, ultimate durability and a beautiful furniture-like finish with the simplicity of a one-product two-coat application.
Cetol® Log & Siding is a two-coat satin finish creating a protective film that gives logs and siding a premium furniture-like finish that allows all the natural characteristics and grain of the wood to show through.
Cetol® Door & Window Satin is a high performance finish for specialty applications such as exterior doors and windows.
Cetol® SRD Translucent Wood Finish is a one-coat translucent exterior wood finish. Created for use on a variety of exterior wood surfaces.
Rubbol® Siding Finish is a hybrid alkyd/acrylic finish that provides the benefits of both an alkyd and an acrylic.
Rubbol® Solid DEK is a premium, solid colour exterior wood coating for decks. Its superior acrylic/oil formulation offers excellent durability and protection for the most demanding of applications.
Cetol® SRD Semi-Transparent Wood Finish is a one-coat translucent exterior wood finish. Created for use on a variety of exterior wood surfaces.
Cetol® Maintenance is a premium, non-pigmented exterior finish to be used over existing Cetol® 23 Plus RE or Cetol Log & Siding as a maintenance coat.