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.
Get your exterior project looking its absolute best for years to come with high quality, long lasting Sikkens deck stain. Our products are specially formulated to help preserve the natural beauty of the wood, while protecting against UV rays and the vast spectrum of Canadian weather conditions, including rain, snow and hail.
Sikkens dries with a wet look for a rich finish that’s certain to highlight your wood’s natural character. Available in transparent, translucent, semi-transparent and solid wood finishes, the versatility of Sikkens Stain products give you the ability to turn your dream projects into a reality. Contact your local Sikkens dealer to learn more about the product that is 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® 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® SRD Translucent Wood Finish is a one-coat translucent exterior wood finish. Created for use on a variety of exterior wood surfaces.
Cetol® SRD Semi-Transparent Wood Finish is a one-coat translucent exterior wood finish. Created for use on a variety of exterior wood surfaces.
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.