Paint and Finish
Sakkho® wooden tiles are usually manufactured using teak wood for its natural durability in extreme weather conditions and general resistance. Sakkho tiles are presented with an untreated, raw, unsealed wood allowing the use of finishes, paints, varnishes, sealants, wax or fire retardants.
Teakwood color will vary one way or another with two elements: oxygen (air) and UV rays (sunlight). Discoloration occurs purely by exposure to light and the sun's UV rays.
Left indoor or outdoor and away from direct sunlight, oxidation will slowly occur caused by surrounding oxygen; as a result, unfinished (natural) teakwood will show a slight darkening in tint increasing over time to an evened color as original darker streaks within the grain become less obvious.
Left unfinished teakwood subject to direct light lightens over time turning into an ash gray (silver) color. This process is called the "Graying of Teakwood".
In favorable conditions, total weathering takes about 6 to 8 months in the sun after the wood goes through few changes with the appearance of water spots or spots of different colors including cracks in the timber which are normal. These changes will eventually take a uniform silvery-grey color desirable to some.
Sakkho wooden tiles are generally offered and supplied with an unfinished natural timber allowing the use of all sorts of finishes, fire retardants, timber paints, wax, sealants and other wood products.
The most common finish used on teak wood outdoor is teak-oil or linseed oil while teak wood used for luxury interior applications are commonly finished with a wood lacquer or varnish to give a rich, glossy, luxury look.
Sakkho tiles are made out of many slats of wood and gaps, it can be tricky and time-consuming to apply coats of varnish or wood lacquer; a shellac finish would be the most appropriate and cost-effective finish for Sakkho tiles used for interior projects.
Naturally oily hardwoods such as teak wood may require a coat of aluminum wood primer before painting; all paint or finish application should be made as per manufacturer's instructions.
|Natural Teak||White Paint|
|Clear Finish||Jarrah Finish|
|Merbau Finish||Black Paint|