As with every element of our manufacturing process, only the finest quality of products are used throughout our process. Finishing coatings do not only give a fantastic finish, but more importantly play a vital role in prolonging the lifespan of our products.
Teknos paint, who many may not have heard of, are currently renowned for industrial coatings internationally in many different industries. Teknos has large network of users in over 45 countries worldwide.
To ensure that our products are protected to the highest levels they can be when they leave our workshop, we follow the Teknos coating system guidelines entirely.
As the majority of our work is external joinery, we apply a base, mid and top coat using Teknos microporous paint. This paint is a water based product which uses a resin system, which when the paint has dried, produces a flexible, breathable and protective coating. The flexibility of the paint allows the timber to move naturally through the change in seasons whilst minimising the issue of cracking and peeling.
Teknos testing suggests that the microporous coating can last up to 10 years depending on the environment, exposure to the elements and maintenance procedures. For example, if a front door was fitted inside of an open porch, sheltered from direct rain and sun, the lifespan of the paint would increase compared to a south west facing door without a porch exposing it to direct rain and sunlight.
Despite what is suggested from tests and findings, we strongly recommend that all exterior products are cleaned and protected twice a year. There is a two part Teknos maintenance kit which is available to order through ourselves for £30.00.
The two part kit both cleans and protect the painted or stained finish. Part one consists of a cleaning solution formulated to remove deposits that collect on the paint over time such as dirt, dust, bird droppings, traffic pollution, and sap which all can lead to a slow breakdown of the paints protective surface.