Coatings


Accoya® wood's superior coatings performance is primarily due to its outstanding dimensional and UV stability. This effectively means that major coating systems can be used on Accoya® with significantly improved performance.

dimensional stability & coatings

With Accoya wood, swelling and shrinkage is reduced by 70-80% and the resultant more stable surface allows coatings to adhere better. Dimensionally stable wood improves coatings life as paints and other film-forming coatings are not subjected to severe stretch and shrink cycles. In the end, the result is decreased maintenance frequency, resulting in:

  • Less time spent maintaining the wood
  • Less money spent on coatings
  • Less coating used overall during the service life of the wood
  • Less impact on the environment
    • uv stability & coatings

      Accoya wood has superior resistance to UV degradation, with extensive tests demonstrating that the natural beauty of the wood lasts longer in even the severest exposed conditions. UV resistance of wood improves the life of any coating by providing a sound coating substrate. It also allows a wider range of feasible colour options. For example, very light pastel coloured stains and clear coatings can be safely used because Accoya will not darken quickly and ruin the effect as most other woods do.

      Accoya works well with all known coatings systems. Extensive testing has been performed with opaque hybrid, opaque acrylic and transparent alkyd emulsions coating systems.

      Lumen Horizon Accoya Rooflights [Click for Larger Image]
      Lumen Horizon Accoya Rooflights [Click for Larger Image]
      Lumen Horizon Accoya Rooflights [Click for Larger Image]
      Lumen Horizon Accoya Rooflights [Click for Larger Image]