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Wood Coatings

Wood Coatings

SILRES® WH for wood hydrophobization is a functional, flexible, silicone resin specifically designed for wood. It provides reliable, long-term wood protection by minimizing the amount of absorbed water: Even after 15 years of weathering, the excellent breathability and beading effect of SILRES® continues to provide reliable protection.

Benefits

  • Long-lasting protection from water
  • Visible beading effect
  • Uniform natural graying

Timber has many advantages as a material for building and construction: it is a renewable resource, easy to process and has a pleasant natural look and feel. However, when used outdoors it is very susceptible to weathering. Water in particular poses a major threat. The absorption and release of water cause wood to swell and shrink, leading to extensive damage to its surface. Water also dramatically accelerates the rotting process.

Conventional wood protection, such as water-repellent impregnations and coatings, wears off over time.

WACKER has therefore developed SILRES® WH for wood hydrophobation. This functional, flexible, silicone resin has been specifically designed for wood. It provides reliable long-term wood protection by minimizing the amount of absorbed water. Even after years of weathering, the excellent breathability and beading effects of SILRES® continue to provide reliable protection.