Water is timber’s greatest enemy. Most timber coatings form a film on the surface to keep water out and give colour. Some even last a year or two before they turn ugly. But most film coatings fail, and have to be sanded or stripped before the timber can be recoated. This is a messy and costly exercise, especially on windows and railings and hard-to-reach areas.
Cutek oils however, penetrate into the wood and protect from within. They never peel or flake. Maintenance is a simple clean and recoat – no sanding or stripping needed. And wood that is left to silver after coating with Cutek oils can be easily restored to a beautiful natural look even after years of weathering. Even in those hard-to reach places.
So why is it important to protect wood?
Many people appreciate the beauty of well-maintained timber, but not many understand that protecting wood from the damaging effect of moisture actually adds years to the useful life of your deck or cladding, saving considerable money in replacement costs, and reducing the use of timber resources.
Moisture is timber’s greatest enemy. Most paints and stains attempt to control moisture in timber by forming a film on the surface.
What can go wrong with that?
While most paints and stains claim to be UV resistant, these coatings eventually breakdown in sun allowing moisture into and out of the timber. This causes warping, cupping and splitting.
What about oil? It’s got to be good for timber.
Oils have been used for centuries to protect timber. Most natural oils however don’t penetrate, but provide a barrier at the surface of the timber like other surface coatings. Additionally many natural oils act as nutrients for unsightly surface mould and fungus.
Cutek is a totally unique product
Cutek is an oil-based wood protection system that penetrates deeply into the timber where it works to control moisture from within. Cutek oils do not peel off or crack, and impart exceptional dimensional stability to the timber. Cutek enhances the natural beauty of timber without obscuring the grain while being safe and easy to apply by almost everyone.
• Cutek can be used on most species of timber
• Cutek can be used as a clear coating that lightens but remains stable
• Cutek creates a natural look and won’t hide the grain
• Cutek has a wide range of colourtones to suit most timber shades