(NC)-Who says oil and water don't mix? Leading coatings brand, Sikkens, has introduced an innovative new wood care stain that contains a unique combination of water and oil-based materials to deliver the best of both worlds for users.
Made from a unique alkyd (oil) and acrylic (water) hybrid mix, the new Cetol SRD line is a premium flat finish stain that requires only one coat on any exterior wood surface - from decks and fences, to rails, siding and outdoor furniture.
The coating provides both the strength and durability of an alkyd stain and the ease of use of an acrylic product, including simple clean-up of tools with water. It is specially formulated to deliver maximum penetration, colour retention, adhesion and resistance to ultraviolet rays, humidity, rain, sleet and snow.
"Our research shows that homeowners want wood coatings that make their stain jobs easier, and the product's unique alkyd-acrylic combination does the trick," says Mario Mathieu, senior Product Manager for Woodcare at Sikkens.
Cetol SRD meets volatile organic compound (VOC) requirements, Mathieu explains, adding that sustainability was a key objective in developing the product. "Our goal is to always find new ways to do things in order to speed up sustainable growth."
With a translucent finish - allowing the wood grain to show through - Cetol SRD comes in eight different colours: natural, natural oak, cedar, teak, butternut, redwood, mahogany and dark oak.
More information, tips and advice on staining is available at www.sikkens.ca.