Wood Finishes: Warmth of wood, durability of aluminium

The doors and windows of a house must look great year-round, require minimum seasonal maintenance, and withstand the brutal winter weather or sizzling summer temperatures. Exterior and interior wood finishes give a warm, welcoming and luxurious appearance to a home, however, as time passes, real wood can rot, swell and warp.

Now, homeowners no longer need to choose between the look of wood and the durability of aluminium, as MUSKITA’s wood finishes combine the warmth and natural beauty of wood with the maintenance free, superior performance benefits of aluminium.

What is the Decoral® process of wood finishes?

Wood finishes are highly durable wood imitation finishes applied onto aluminium profiles via the Decoral® process. Decoral® is a sublimation process through which special inks printed onto films in the presence of a vacuum convert into vapor (without passing through a liquid phase). These vapors then diffuse into a non-cured powder coated surface and are cured together to form the desired effect, achieving penetration to the entire depth of the coating. Our Decoral® process is Qualicoat and Qualideco certified.

How durable is wood finish?

Our wood finishes are made with Superdurable Class 2 powder coating technology. This ensures they meet and exceed the strictest industry requirements and standards of QUALICOAT and QUALIDECO Class 2 Superdurable powders, achieving durability three times that of Class 1 finishes. Their superior quality together with their excellent durability and resistance against weathering agents makes wood finishes ideal for projects with high performance requirements.

What is the colour range of wood finishes?

MUSKITA’s high quality, Superdurable Wood finishes are available in a wide range of finishes such as oak, maple, cherry, pine and redwood, that are indistinguishable from real wood.

What maintenance does wood finish require?

Regular cleaning will maintain the paint to a satisfactory condition for the long-term. Deposits of dust or other pollutants must be removed with water and a soft detergent, whose pH should be 5.5 – 8. Cleaning is achieved simply by a soft sponge with neutral soap, followed by rinsing with water, before drying with a soft cloth. Hard sponges, wire and solvents should be avoided. Construction materials such as cement, lime, plaster or adhesive tape must be removed immediately after installation. It should be noted that in industrial and coastal areas cleaning should be more frequent.

 

November 24, 2020