Sikkens Timber Stain Systems

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Protect exterior timber cladding with Sikkens wood stain options

There are many types of timber stains on the market today. Some are better than others, and some are more expensive than others. If you want to know what is the best timber stain for your project, then read through this article until the end. In it, we will discuss what makes Sikkens products stand out above all other brands, why it’s worth spending extra money on a high-quality product like theirs versus cheaper alternatives that may not last as long or look as good over time, and how our three-coat system works (which makes all this possible).

The Sikkens 3 coat system is a premium timber stain system that offers you the ability to create a vibrant colour and a smooth, hard-wearing finish on your timber.

It has been specially formulated to be easy to apply, so you can achieve professional looking results with minimal effort.

Sikkens products are the market leader in timber stains, with a long history of producing high quality products. Their 3 coat systems are a great choice for anyone looking to enhance the look of their outdoor timber. The three-coat process involves 1 coat of a primer coat followed by 2 topcoats. This system ensures your timber will be protected from harsh weather conditions while still retaining its natural timber appearance.

Sikkens offers a wide range of colours so you can choose one that compliments your home’s architecture beautifully. Whether you’re looking for something bright or muted, or somewhere in between, Sikkens has something for everyone!

If you’re looking for deck stain, there are a few options available. Sikkens has BLX Pro, a water-based system, or HLSE, a traditional turps-based system. Both systems give a satin finish and come in a wide range of colours.

Sikkens Cetol BLX-Pro

Sikkens Cetol BLX-Pro is a quick drying water based exterior timber finish that is ideal for decks and outdoor furniture providing good durability and flexibility. Its highly transparent finish accentuates the natural characteristics and colour of the wood. It has the following features;

  • Microporous allowing the timber to breathe while repelling unwanted moisture.
  • Wood grain remains visible after application of timber stain.
  • Environmentally friendly and non-toxic
  • Fast drying
  • Good adhesion on bare wood
  • Long lasting UV and weather resistant
  • Easy to apply and clean.
  • Water based.
  • Low satin finish

Sikkens Cetol HLSe

Sikkens Cetol HLSe is a stand-alone 3 coat system for the decoration and protection of timber decking, outdoor furniture and roof shingles. It can also be used as a base coat under Sikkens Cetol Supernatural, Sikkens Cetol Filter 7 plusSikkens Cetol TGL Gloss plusSikkens Cetol Deck or Sikkens Cetol Deck Slip Resistant. It has the following features;

  • Microporous allowing the timber to breathe while repelling unwanted moisture
  • Wood grain remains visible after application
  • Long lasting UV and weather resistant
  • Resists blistering, peeling and mould
  • Can also be used as an interior timber coating*
  • Simple maintenance
  • Satin finish

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