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.
Help your project look its best for many years to come by applying lasting Sikkens siding stains. The products we provide to our customers are specially formulated to help preserve the natural look and appearance of any wood while at the same time guarding it against rough weather conditions, aging and UV rays.
Sikkens dries leaving a splendid, wet looking appearance for a rich finish that’s guaranteed to accentuate your wood’s natural beauty. Available in transparent, translucent, semi-transparent and solid wood finishes, the versatility of Sikkens Stain products allow you to turn your current dream projects into a physical reality. Call on your local Sikkens dealer for more info about the product best suited to your project.
Sikkens solvent-borne products are made from renewable plant based oils such as linseed and soy, and meet stringent VOC requirements. Additionally, we believe that a superior quality product that requires fewer coats and less maintenance will minimize the total environmental impact. Look for products in our line of solvent-borne stains today.
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® 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.
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.