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SIKKENS Launches Woodcare Guide For Decorators

Premium woodcare brand, Sikkens, is offering even more support to decorators with the introduction of its new “Finished by Sikkens” pocket-sized book. The handyguide demonstrates how the natural beauty of wood substrates, can be enhanced through the use of high quality woodstains.

The useful tool also contains practical advice and ideas to help decorating professionals make easy, yet informed decisions when it comes to selecting which translucent colours to use on specific types of timber.

Within the new guide, tradesmen will find details and images of 12 of the most commonly used woods, and how they can be enhanced through the application of the Sikkens range of premium coatings.

“Woodcare is a complicated product category so selecting the right colour of translucent woodstain can often be a challenge. The fact that different types of timber can be suited to different woodstain shades must be considered at the product selection stage in order to ensure the desired finish. This guide aims to assist decorators with this decision,” said Richard Bradley, Trade Marketing Manager, Woodcare,at ICI Paints AkzoNobel.

“For example, darker woods such as Teak or Sapele, or those with a pronounced grain figure such as Oak, have a natural intensity of colour that can be enriched through the use of lighter stains.

“With this in mind, the innovative guide recommends five carefully chosen colours that complement each type of timber, to demonstrate how coloured woodstains can deliver outstanding results and enhance the natural beauty of wood.”

The informative resource also includes an overview of the type of construction that these woods are considered for, and so is the perfect support to professionals in making the right woodcare choice.

For more information on the “Finished by Sikkens” guide, please email below.


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