Factory treated with Textrol UV+
We have found this to give a very good natural appearance while offering UV protection.
Benchmark Timber are now able to Factory stain and fire treat our timber Cladding.
Although Cedar does not require treatment many customers prefer to treat to stop the timber weathering to a silver grey colour. Factory treatment is only available on orders of 30 square meters or more.
Please contact us for prices. Lead time for treated timber is typically three weeks
Finding the perfect treatment for timber cladding is a very demanding task. Ultimate UV protection is offered with high pigmentation, this can however look unnatural. Oils look great but offer low UV protection and rapidly dry out. Future maintenance is also very important - many stains give a surface film which can peel resulting in many hours refinishing.
We have found what we believe to be a very good solution in Cetol WF771. The system is very easy to apply and will not peel.
The colour choice is important though as some pigmentation is important for UV protection. We can treat to any colour in the Sikkens never ending impressions range. The colour shown below which we have fine tuned to offer a good balance between UV protection and offering a natural finish allowing the timber colours to show through
We have tried to show in the pictures below how natural Sikkens WF771 can look. We can treat cedar with two or three coats on the front and back in the colour we have fine tuned below. The pictures do not show properly how natural this looks so please ask for a sample.
The picture shown above shows the rear of the boards which have not been treated to show the comparison between treated and untreated.
The Cedar cladding shown above has been factory treated with 2 coats of Sikkens WF771
Sikkens Cetol WF 771 is a one pot, 2-3 coat system suitable for use on areas such as timber cladding, cabins, fencing, decking and other non stable garden structures. Available in the usual wide range of natural wood tones, as well as some other more contemporary colour choices,the product offers users a simple low build system which can be applied by brush, roller, deluge or spray as well as more industrial application methods. The simple one coat
maintenance plan, applicable ‘when required’, will also appeal to the growing band of DIY enthusiasts as well as the trade users. The product may be used in conjunction with preservative pre treatments for added biocidal protection.
With Cetol WF 771, Sikkens offers you a product with a high degree of UV protection and moisture resistance. This translucent product fills the wood pores using the Saturator-effect® and increases the durability. Flaking and blistering will not occur with this product. In Cetol WF 771, Sikkens use a binder making use of the Self-Stratefying© Technology. The first component of this binder will take care of the filling of the pores and the perfect adhesion to the surface. The second binder component will take care of UV protection and resistance to moisture.
Cladding treated in Savanna stacked for drying