Windows and Door Care – Timber

Nothing is more important when designing your home than the window & door selection. The 3 most important ‘S’ factors to consider are: Sustainability (Energy Efficiency), Style and Security. The whole character and thermal performance of your home will be decided by the choices you make at the design phase.

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Finish Raw Wood

Our TIMBER windows & doors MUST BE sealed (within one (1) month of delivery) with either two coats of paint or oil sealer e.g. 2 coats Sikkens base HLS and 2 coats Sikkens top Filter 7 to both faces and edges including top and bottom. Exterior quality finishes in light reflective colours (not DARK colours) must be applied to all products exposed to direct sunlight or the elements. (See more information about Sikkens at www.tenaru.com.au) Failure to do the above within a month of delivery will void any warranty.

Your Timber doors and windows have been manufactured to last for years, but as with any piece of fine furniture, the finish will require some simple periodic maintenance to keep it looking its best and to provide protection from the elements. We recommend that you maintain wood products exposed to exterior environments annually. If your doors or windows receive a lot of moisture or direct sunlight (Northern and Western exposures, for example), you will want to examine the finish often. Watch for drying and fading, and plan your maintenance accordingly.

To maintain your Timber windows that have had an Oil finish, simply clean the wood and remove mould or fungus, if necessary. Cleaning the wood may be as simple rubbing steel wool across the surface of the door (exterior only). More extensive cleaning may include one part household bleach to three parts water.

After you have cleaned the door, simply apply a top coat of wood oil e.g. Sikkens Filter 7 natural 077. Apply the oil with a brush. The oil will bring back the rich colour in the wood.