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SiOO:X - Uniform Weathered Appearance

SiOO:X - Uniform Weathered Appearance

Russwood have been selected as premium UK specification partners of Sioo. We are excited by this collaboration and believe it to be a major step forward in offering timber with a consistently weathered appearance through a wood surface modification system. Sioo is a patented Silicon technology, applied in two parts (Wood Protector & Surface Protector) as outlined below.

How does it work?

Once applied, the SiOO:X part 1 (Wood Protector) penetrates deep into the fibres of the wood where it forms a network of silica crystals. A further application of SiOO:X part 2 (Surface Protector) is then applied. Part 2, the Surface Protector also contains silicone in the form of an environmentally friendly water-based silane which essentially seals the surface of the timber following the crystallisation. The moisture in the atmosphere combined with usual weathering factors such as sun, wind and rain will start to turn the timber a beautifully even silver/grey tone within 3-8 weeks. From our experience, boards will initially go darker and then lighten over time. The end result is a façade/deck with a consistently weathered, light grey appearance.

Image shows Scotlarch® boards uncoated (left) and SiOO:X coated (right) exposed to the elements for 3 months on an East facing facade. 

Supplier:  Russwood Ltd

Phone: 01540 673 648

Email: mail@russwood.co.uk

Website: http://www.russwood.co.uk

Address: Station Sawmill

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