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16—07—2021

How Hard-Wax Oil Changes Colour on Different Timbers and Profiles

One of the most important steps in creating our quality plywood products is in the finishing. The hard-wax oil coating we use really enhances our plywood panels, creating a durable finish that extends the life and look of the timber and allows for easy repairs should any marks or damage occur. And because our products arrive pre-finished, it also saves you time and money on site.

One thing it’s important to factor in when specifying our plywood products, is the effect the hard-wax oil has on the colour of the timber. In some case, it can alter the colour slightly, so it’s essential that you are aware of this, especially when colour matching to other design elements.

Here’s an overview of the two main factors that can cause an alteration in colour:

The type of timber

Different timbers have naturally occurring variations in shade, both between species and even within the same tree, and the hard-wax oil coating can alter these in both subtle and more obvious ways. For example, Baltic Birch, the timber of choice for our premium products, is a fairly consistent lighter shade before it is oiled. Once the coating is applied it can give off a stronger colour, which should be factored into your planning. On the other hand, Monterey Pine has a distinct amount of variation and yellow tones, and the hard-wax oil will often change the colour to lighter to dark tones.

The plywood profile

Another aspect that can have an impact on the colouring after the timber is coated is the profile of the panel. The various profiles found across our Maxi Line and Maxi Deco range can have varying effects on the colour, so be aware of this when choosing your products.

 

 

Knowing what to expect is as easy as requesting a sample

So with the above factors to consider, how can you know what to expect? The good news is that specifying pre-finished plywood with confidence is as easy as requesting a sample! We highly recommend that you obtain a sample before specification to be sure the timber and colour are the perfect fit for you needs. You can order samples across our range simply by calling our office, emailing our team or by entering your details on the sample request page on our website. Please note, that even a sample can look different to a sheet and a range of sheets- that’s the natural variation!

And if you need some guidance on specifying the right plywood and colour for your project, our team are always happy to help! Simply get in touch on 1300 761 741.

Contact us for more information
Posted by: Category: Walls/ Ceilings, Joinery, Technical Info, Facts About Ply

16—07—2021

How Hard-Wax Oil Changes Colour on Different Timbers and Profiles
Posted by: Category: Walls/ Ceilings, Joinery, Technical Info, Facts About Ply

One of the most important steps in creating our quality plywood products is in the finishing. The hard-wax oil coating we use really enhances our plywood panels, creating a durable finish that extends the life and look of the timber and allows for easy repairs should any marks or damage occur. And because our products arrive pre-finished, it also saves you time and money on site.

One thing it’s important to factor in when specifying our plywood products, is the effect the hard-wax oil has on the colour of the timber. In some case, it can alter the colour slightly, so it’s essential that you are aware of this, especially when colour matching to other design elements.

Here’s an overview of the two main factors that can cause an alteration in colour:

The type of timber

Different timbers have naturally occurring variations in shade, both between species and even within the same tree, and the hard-wax oil coating can alter these in both subtle and more obvious ways. For example, Baltic Birch, the timber of choice for our premium products, is a fairly consistent lighter shade before it is oiled. Once the coating is applied it can give off a stronger colour, which should be factored into your planning. On the other hand, Monterey Pine has a distinct amount of variation and yellow tones, and the hard-wax oil will often change the colour to lighter to dark tones.

The plywood profile

Another aspect that can have an impact on the colouring after the timber is coated is the profile of the panel. The various profiles found across our Maxi Line and Maxi Deco range can have varying effects on the colour, so be aware of this when choosing your products.

 

 

Knowing what to expect is as easy as requesting a sample

So with the above factors to consider, how can you know what to expect? The good news is that specifying pre-finished plywood with confidence is as easy as requesting a sample! We highly recommend that you obtain a sample before specification to be sure the timber and colour are the perfect fit for you needs. You can order samples across our range simply by calling our office, emailing our team or by entering your details on the sample request page on our website. Please note, that even a sample can look different to a sheet and a range of sheets- that’s the natural variation!

And if you need some guidance on specifying the right plywood and colour for your project, our team are always happy to help! Simply get in touch on 1300 761 741.

Contact us for more information