At CUTEK®, we are all about the timber. Timber brings colour, warmth, depth and beauty to any project. CUTEK® products offer long-term, powerful protection for timber while highlighting its natural warmth, feel and beauty.
CUTEK® timber oils have been independently tested and are proven to offer powerful, long-term protection, cost effective maintenance and dimensional stability improvements that stand up to the most extreme environments. For over 30-years and across many countries, CUTEK® is the trusted name in wood protection.
Superior Mode Of Action
Traditional varnish and natural oil ‘penetrating’ type coatings work by forming a protective film on the surface of the wood to protect against moisture damage. Over time, UV light as well as liquid and gas phase moisture induced timber movement, break down this film causing it to degrade, flake or peel. This allows water to get into the wood which can lead to cupping, warping, splitting and rot. Rectification is costly and time consuming as the old coating will need to stripped away before reapplying.
CUTEK® is different. CUTEK® timber oils penetrate deep into the wood core and drive moisture out of the wood from the inside. This offers superior long-term protection and minimises cupping, warping and splitting. This penetrating oil technology ensures the longest possible service life for your timber and has been proven to work and independently tested by industry experts in many countries over the last 30 years.
CUTEK® wood finishes work differently to traditional wood stain/wood oil/acrylic/urethane/natural oils/wood coating products in that CUTEK® protects your timber from the inside out. CUTEK® penetrates deeply into the wood core upon application, protecting it from the damaging effects of liquid and gas phase water, significantly increasing the service life of your timber. It does this by remaining PERMANENTLY MOBILE inside the wood, migrating to any cut or perforation with a self-healing action.
Many opposition products claim to be a penetrating oil finish; however, they often contain a mixture of solvents, polymers and cross-linking natural oils (such as linseed and tung oils) that penetrate only a few millimetres before drying to form an encapsulating type varnish. Because these coatings do not have a self-healing effect, once this varnish is exposed to the weather, water can quickly enter the core of the timber especially if it has been cut or perforated with fasteners leading to a rapid loss of dimensional stability. Additionally, the use of some natural oils in wood coatings can contribute to the development of unsightly mould and fungal growth underneath subsequently applied coatings. This situation can be difficult and costly to fix.
TRUE PENETRATION AND MIGRATION WITH SELF HEALING
COMPETING NATURAL OILS / “PENETRATING OILS”
NOTE: Coatings that are not permanently mobile inside the wood and do not exhibit the self-healing effect ARE NOT the same as CUTEK® no matter what is claimed. Our first priority is always to extend and maximise the service life of timber NOT to steer you into the ecosystem of our other products.
At CUTEK® we love timber and create products that highlight the natural colour, grain and beauty of wood. CUTEK® Interior is an almost invisible ultra matt polyurethane protection coating that retains the natural colour, grain, look and feel of your timber.
Almost Invisible Protection
Traditional interior wood coatings can change the appearance and colour of timber, sometimes making it appear artificial and detracting from the wood’s natural beauty. Many of these coatings increase the gloss level in order to improve cleaning and chemical resistance properties.
CUTEK® Interior is different.
By using state of the art innovative and novel technologies, CUTEK® Interior provides the robust protection of a polyurethane coating whilst keeping the natural, ultra matt look and feel of natural wood. Additionally, CUTEK® Interior resists polishing effect, even though it is an ultra matt coating. CUTEK® Interior does not hide or mask timber, it simply protects it.
Safe And User Friendly
CUTEK® Interior has been formulated using advanced renewable materials to be low VOC and low odour. It is fast drying, minimisin waiting time between coats and is incredibly easy to use. Any beginner can easily achieve a high-class professional finish. Any maintenance, if required, is fast and simple.