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.
Unless advertised otherwise, Sakkho wooden tiles are generally offered and presented with an unfinished natural timber allowing the use of all sorts of finishes, fire retardants, timber paints, wax, sealants and other wood products.
For best results use a paint brush or a paint sprayer as it will apply an even coating to uneven surfaces and easily reach gaps between slats. Naturally oily hardwoods such as teakwood 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|