Water based opaque wood finishes are the most common and most effective coatings for protection from weather. A wood coating must repel water but allow for moisture evaporation. Additionally, it must be flexible. The coatings protect from UV-light by reflecting a percentage of it and absorbing the rest, later releasing it as heat. All of our coatings offer a high level of protection.
The finishes can also be transparent or semi-transparent. Such finishes are mainly used on the interior side, where they are not exposed to weather. Transparent coatings allow you to see the unique texture and color of the wood.
Using oils as a protective coating is becoming commonplace. Oil augments the characteristics of the wood and its story by creating a sense of depth that we cannot achieve with other finishes. The oil layer needs to be renewed after a number of years, but fortunately the procedure is very simple..