Independent trial names Cutek Extreme the best wood deck finish.
In October 2014, US based, Professional Deck Builder Magazine completed an independent test of 22 different deck finishes on 6 different species of wood. After two and a half years, Cutek Extreme has again been listed as the first-choice wood deck finish.
Internationally known deck designer and builder, Kim Katwijk, conducted the trial and cited Cutek Extreme as best in its class due to its easy application, good colour retention, and moisture protection. Testing was conducted in Olmypia, Washington where, during the rainy season, a deck can stay wet for weeks, even months.
After 9 months exposure, Katwijk named Cutek Extreme as the authors top choice in his initial findings The Great Stain Shoot-Out. It pinpointed deep penetration, no mould growth, no peels or flakers and easy application as reasons behind the ranking. In the next published findings – The Great Stain Shoot-Out: The Sequel – Katwijk highlights that even after 28 months in full exposure to the harsh elements, Cutek Extreme still repelled moisture with water continuing to bead on the surface of the wood. Further to this, Cutek received the highest mark across the 3 deck coating categories:
|Effort to apply||Colour Retention||Moisture Protection|
There you have it, an independent, international timber deck finishes trial rates Cutek Extreme as the best choice to protect your timber and maintain a pleasing aesthetic.
Be sure to check out the full articles at the below link:
The Great Stain Shoot-Out (9 month Observations): https://www.deckmagazine.com/design-construction/finishes-maintenance/the-great-stain-shoot-out_o
The Great Stain Shoot-Out: The Sequel (2.5 year observations): https://www.deckmagazine.com/design-construction/decking/the-great-stain-shoot-out-the-sequel_o