Even weathering, low maintenance
Sun, wind and rain have a weathering effect on the wood used in exterior carpentry projects. Over the years, exterior woodwork will undergo a natural greying process. Depending on the orientation and the way the sunlight falls on a structure, irregular colour changes are a normal development in wooden cladding. Areas that are exposed to moisture will turn grey, while those that remain dry will darken. Our weathering process prevents colour differences and spotting from occurring in eaves and other sections of wood that are less exposed to rain and sun.
Our pre-weathered finish prevents patchy weathering effects. Your timber cladding or wooden outbuilding will develop a beautifully even weathered finish with no spotting, while also requiring very little maintenance.
Natural pre-weathering in our own workshop
Upon request, Carpentier can apply a natural pre-weathering treatment to all HOTwood ash profiles using our unique procedure. We advise customers to apply a coat of transparent oil after pre-weathering. This protective layer repels water and dirt, keeping wood looking beautiful in the long term.
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Alternative: pre-weathering with oil
An interesting and quicker alternative for this labour-intensive process is an application of grey oil. This pre-weathering treatment is suitable for HOTwood ash, HOTwood pine, oak and other wood varieties. It results in an immediate pre-weathered look that will develop an even more beautiful patina in time, and it is also an environmentally friendly option. We advise customers to apply one coat each of RMC Sunprimer HWP Dolphin and RMC Hybrid Wood Protector Dolphin. In principle, no further treatment is required.
RMC WoodCream #2 is another 100% environmentally responsible way to achieve a gorgeous weathered look. With only one coat required, this is a great budget-friendly option.