Wood coating Singapore

wood coating Singapore

Protect wood for durability with wood coating

There are lots of wood finish paints available for interior and exterior applications, specially formulated to protect wooden surfaces while enhancing the natural grain of the wood. High performance wood varnish, durable and easy to apply. A wood coating Singapore can maximise the life of your wooden features and furnishings while minimising the risk of mould and rot.


Making wood waterproof

Are you looking to make wood waterproof? A special waterproof coating is recommended for properly prepared new to heavily weathered or cracking wood surfaces (0 to 15+ years exposure) such as: decks, railings, shakes, shingles, siding, roofs, fences, wood patio furniture and composites.

For instance with a 100% acrylic formula to seal out the elements, and the sun’s harmful UV rays, for up to 10 years on decks and up to 25 years on fences and siding. The paint can be available in more than 1,600 custom colours to help you get just about any look you can imagine.

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Preparation for the best results

  • Use a product to remove loose wood fibers, latex, oil-based and 100% acrylic coatings on new or weathered wood. 
  • Use a product to clean and brighten the wood surface and to remove light to medium exterior stains caused by mold, mildew, algae & fungus. Rinse thoroughly and allow to dry before coating.
  • On new wood, use a product to remove mill glaze and open the pores of the wood. Lightly sand to remove remaining wood fibers/fuzz.

Application of waterproof wood coating

  • Must apply between 40-90˚F (4.5-32˚C).
  • Do not use if rain is expected within 24 hours. The wood surface must be completely dry before application.
  • No primer needed on most woods. However, Redwood, Cedar, Cypress and other “bleeding” woods contain water soluble extractives which may cause discoloration of white and pastel colors; therefore prime the above type woods with one coat of a product.  See label for instructions. Intermix multiple containers to ensure colour uniformity.
  • Stir product occasionally throughout application.
  • Use a 3/8” nap roller, nylon/polyester brush, pad applicator or airless sprayer. Airless spray is recommended for experienced applicators only; use a .015 – .019″ tip.
  • If thinning is required, thin with water at a rate of no more than 1/2 pint per gallon.
  • Maintain a wet edge when applying.
  • Always back-brush and apply product end to end or to board lengths to prevent lap marks. Over application of stain will lead to surface failure including peeling and cracking. Avoid applying stain too heavily.
  • For optimum performance, coat all six sides of the wood.

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Spray paint for wood | Wood finish paint

Spray painting is an easy way of achieving a smooth, even finish on wood furniture. This is especially true of items that have intricate designs. Whereas painting with a brush can result in drips and brush marks, spray paint can bring you a near perfect look. Like all other materials, wood requires some preparatory steps before the application of spray paint:

  1. choose appropriate furniture
  2. remove all hardware
  3. cover surrounding area and objects
  4. sand the surface beforehand
  5. clean thoroughly without wetting the furniture
  6. use compatible paint and primer
  7. practice on a scrap object first
  8. apply primer before paint
  9. avoid spraying in dusty of windy conditions
  10. maintain the right distance between paint can and furniture

Wood finishing techniques | Make your wood come alive!

While wood stains add colour and bring out the beauty of the wood, clear finishes protect the wood and enhance its beauty. Whether you choose to stain your wood project or not, it is important that you protect the wood with a clear finish, such as polyurethane. Most clear finishes are available in gloss, semi-gloss and satin sheens. Choosing a sheen is a matter of personal preference.

The gloss level will affect the appearance of your piece, but not its durability. Clear finishes, sometimes called “topcoats” will protect your project against damage from water, household chemicals, and everyday wear. And the beautiful finish will make your wood come alive!


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How to choose the best finish for the project?

This depends on the following factors: 

  • project type. For instance; a project that will see heavy use, such as a table top, requires more protection than a project that will be subjected to less wear and tear. Be sure to choose a clear protective finish that is right for your project.
  • exposure to sunlight and humidity. Doors, windows, bathroom cabinets, kitchen counter tops and outdoor furniture can all be exposed to sunlight, temperature changes and humidity. For these conditions, you need to protect your project with a finish that has ultraviolet absorbents and special oils that expand and contract with temperature changes.
  • crystal clear or amber tone. Many clear finishes add a rich, warm, amber tone to the wood. Others remain crystal clear. You can choose whichever look you prefer for your project.
  • ease of application. some clear finishes can be easily applied with a cloth—no need to worry about drips or brush marks. Some dry very quickly and can be cleaned up with soap and water, while others require mineral spirits.
  • note for hardwood floors. Some general-purpose clear protective finishes can be used on floors. There are also topcoats that are specially formulated for hardwood floors. They have application benefits that make them ideal for large surface application.

Jotun offers great quality wood coating products in Singapore.


Wood finish colors | Natural and clear wood finishes

Different brands have  different wood finish colours available in their assortment.

Usually you can choose from four different types of finishes:

  • deckover. Recommended for properly prepared exterior weathered or cracked horizontal and vertical wood and composite surfaces such as Decks, Railings, Porches and Boat Docks.
  • a solid colour. Recommended for properly prepared new to heavily weathered or cracking wood surfaces (0 to 15+ years exposure) such as: Decks, Railings, Shakes, Shingles, Siding, Roofs, Fences, Wood Patio Furniture and Composites.
  • semi transparent. Recommended for properly prepared new to moderately weathered, unsealed exterior wood surfaces (0-10 years exposure) such as: Decks, Railings, Shakes, Shingles, Siding, Roofs, Fences and Wood Patio Furniture.
  • transparent. Recommended for properly prepared new to slightly weathered, unsealed exterior wood surfaces (0-5 years exposure) such as: Decks, Railings, Shakes, Shingles, Siding, Roofs, Fences and Wood Patio Furniture.

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Finish wood with polyurethane

Most clear polyurethane finishes are applied with a brush, working in the direction of the grain of the wood. After it dries, sand lightly. Then remove all the sanding dust and apply a second coat. For added durability, a third coat can be applied. Most projects will be ready for normal use in 24 hours. Be sure to follow the label directions for the product you are using.

  • stir the clear finish well before and occasionally during use. Be sure to mix in all material that may have settled to the bottom of the can.
  • never shake a can of clear finish. Shaking will cause bubbles in the dried finish. 
  • always apply thin coats. Thick coats take longer to dry and are more likely to be uneven and attract dust.
  • tip off each section of your project at a 45-degree angle and lightly run the bristles over the entire length of the wood.
  • test before you sand. Sand a small, inconspicuous area first. If the finish starts to “ball up”, STOP. It is not dry enough to be sanded. Wait at least 30 minutes then test again.

Wood finishes wax and oil

Many woodworkers turn to oil and wax finishes for their first attempt at finishing, and for good reason. They are easy to apply, give almost foolproof results, require no applicators beyond a rag and leave wood looking both rich and natural. Turners especially love them because they adapt perfectly to finishing wood still turning on the lathe. If there is one downside to these popular finishes, it is their lack of durability.

You would probably not choose a simple oil or wax finish for a bar top or kitchen table that will be assaulted with scratches, hot coffeepots or strong solvents, but they are perfect for bookcases, jewellery boxes, turnings, picture frames, blanket chests and a host of similar objects. While a wax finish can go on any type of wood, avoid putting oil (or Danish oil) on aromatic cedar or any of the dalbergia woods (rosewood, cocobolo, tulipwood). These woods contain an antioxidant that will prevent the oil from curing.


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