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21.11.16

Low Maintenance Timber Cladding, Nordic Style

We’re pleased to announce a collaboration with Sioo Wood Protection of Sweden.

After a year of product testing to New Zealand conditions, Abodo will be offering Sioo:x – a super low maintenance natural wood coating.

What is Sioo:x?

Sioo:x is a premium wood and surface protection, that results in durable, low maintenance, beautiful wooden surfaces. It uses nature to form a hard silicon based shell on exterior timber, which weathers to a beautiful silver-grey patina.

Sioo:x provides a long-term weathered look without leaving your wood unprotected – and can last up to 10+ years. It’s durable protection for a long time, so you don’t have to repeat the job year after year. This unrivaled long-lasting wood protection keeps the wood healthy and creates an attractive and easy-care surface.

How does it work?

Based on a technique that was originally developed in Germany in the nineteenth century, Sioo:x is inspired by how nature protects itself using its own natural technology.

This means wood surfaces will not only become more attractive over time – they’ll resist wear, wind and weather in even the most demanding conditions.

Sioo:x wood finish is not a coating, but a silicate based wood protection envelope. The protection system has two components:

  • the first penetrates the wood where it gradually forms an inert glassy polymer (which helps to keep the wood cells bonded together, strengthening the wood’s structure over time)
  • the second component acts to seal and protect the first application until it is fully cured, but it also forms an inert water resistant envelope which penetrates the wood and creates a grey surface appearance.

Using Sioo:x results in the wood having an even weathered appearance once the protection system cures. This means that the unsightly patchy weathering of exterior wood cladding is no longer a problem.

Inspired by nature and carefully crafted by timber specialists Abodo and Sioo, this technology brings another dimension to lifetime beauty for exterior timbers.

Learn about the marvel that is Sioo:x by downloading this brochure.

Innovative design is showcased in this timber A-frame summer house, using Sioo:x Natural Wood Coating