Exterior wood finishes penetrate into the wood as opposed to sitting on the surface. They can even contain water repellent and fungicides for additional protection.

Often a designer piece of furniture within an interior, wood is also a practical and desirable material for a range of exterior projects. This includes fences, gates, garden furniture, front doors, garages and summerhouses. This leaves the need for protection from the elements. We offer the most comprehensive Exterior Wood finishes on the market today.

The problem with wood is that changes in the weather affect the moisture content of the wood. This causes it to expand and contract. This can cause the wood to shrink and crack, or swell and buckle. In addition, mildew and plants can grow on the wood and affect the look and the longevity of the wood.

Applying suitable long lasting exterior wood finishes preserves the high quality of your exterior wood for years to come. Exterior wood finishes have been created to protect the wood and enhance its natural beauty and durability.

Paints and solid colour stains can be applied to the surface of the wood to offer protection. They cover the exterior woodʼs natural colour and grain, but can be used to create dramatic effects. They can even coordinate a number of different wooden features in a garden.

Semi-transparent pigments provide more subtle colour options and the grain of the wood can still be seen. These pigments can be especially good for use on weathered or rough wood.

These products contain wax, resin or drying oil. These reduce the absorption of moisture and therefore minimises the expansion and contraction of the wood. They can also inhibit the growth of mildew on the wood. Water repellent preservatives can be used in their own right as a natural exterior finish. Some can even be used as a base coat under primer and paint layers for longer lasting protection.

A varnish provides an attractive finish to wood, as it enhances the natural colour and grain. It is best applied to wood with a smooth finish, where it adds sheen. Exterior Marine Varnish is one example, which can be used to provide an attractive finish to a front door. If regularly reapplied varnishes provide adequate UV protection and protection against sunlight and moisture.

Whether you want a clear finish to protect your wood, or wish to add something such as furniture or decking oils to change the overall appearance of the wood, we have the solution.

Selecting the right product and applying exterior wood finishes effectively in the correct conditions will provide the best protection and added durability to your wood. Finework utilises materials which have been thoroughly tried and tested in all weather conditions. We will ensure your exteriors are finished to the highest standards.

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