Finishes & Coatings for Timber Cladding

We can paint, or coat in penetrating oil stains as required.

The coating is an important aspect of any cladding system as it will dramatically improve the appearance, performance and durability of the weatherboards.

We can pre-coat or pre-prime your weatherboards before they arrive onsite, this is becoming more and more popular as it saves both time and money on the building site. 

DARK COLOURS: We do recommend that you do not use dark colours for stains and or paints, especially on Radiata Pine and Cedar weatherboards, as dark colours attract more heat and this exacerbates the drying out, shrinkage and swelling of the timber. Although blacks and dark colours are trendy they are not going to enhance the life of any cladding.
As a solution, we do recommend Accoya weatherboards for dark colours, since it will not expand when exposed to heat like other species. If you are interested in dark weatherboards, check out this Case Study.

We don't recommend penetrating oil stains on Radiata.

Finishes (Texture) & Coatings

Sawn

This is a finish as supplied from the sawmill and can be band sawn and or a circular sawn finish. Not necessarily accurate and or consistent.

Bandsawn

This is a finish which has a freshly applied band sawn face(s). It should be fairly accurately sized and consistent.

Dressed

This is processed to a smooth Dressed finish using a planer moulding machine. Accurate and consistent.

Sanded

Where a product is being painted and or otherwise coated and a sanded finish is deemed to make such finishes fix better to the surface.

Painted

We can pre-prime ( commonly done on Radiata Pine) and or apply more than one coat of paint. Colour and paint types cost can vary

Painted

We can pre-prime ( commonly done on Radiata Pine) and or apply more than one coat of paint. Colour and paint types cost can vary

Penetrating Oils

Penetrating oils can be either water or solvent based and are used where a film former is considered unsuitable and or where someone seeks to be able to more closely see the grain and timber features. Typically do not last as long as a painted surface. Typically also have little or no film build. There are available hybrid options whereby the penetrating oils can be slight film building.

Film Building Translucent Stains

Some stains such as Sikkens are film building and translucent so they can be seen through to varying degrees.