Project of the month - September 2018

1 September 2018

“Rubio Monocoat, the right way to treat wood.”

Schilderwerken Morel & Zn, a Belgian painting firm, guarantees quality paintwork since 1953. In addition to paint, they've been using Rubio Monocoat for years. Schilderwerken Morel & Zn explains: “Over the years, we have started to specialise in fine blasting and wood finishes as well as continuing our work as painters. We work on a lot of renovation projects. The treatment options have increased dramatically and we are no longer limited to traditional varnishes or stains. As a result, I came into contact with Rubio Monocoat. The first product I used was Rubio Monocoat Oil Plus 2C for indoor use. We later started using the Hybrid Wood Protector for outdoor use. We were able to achieve great results using a product which is ideal for treating wood.”

They used Rubio Monocat Hybrid Wood Protector in black and white during their last project. The product was applied to a pool house which had originally been treated with opaque paint. The clients, however, were not satisfied with the results according to Schilderwerken Morel & Zn: “They had had their pool house treated with an opaque paint in the past. However, the paint soon started to peel off with all of its consequences. Once we had fully rubbed off the paint, we applied the non-film forming Rubio Monocoat Hybrid Wood Protector. This is an ideal solution for this spruce wood, which was also used for the roof and the decking. Rubio's representative also told me that you could further increase the decking's durability and make it even more maintenance-friendly by adding component B.“
Paint versus Rubio Monocoat oil
When you paint, you cover the wood in an opaque coat. This completely covers the grain and other charming features of the wood. This also means that any imperfections are hidden. The problem is that paint quickly starts to peel off, which means you need to repaint regularly. You will also need to thoroughly sand everything before applying a new coat! By contrast, Rubio Monocoat oil is easy to maintain, retains the natural look & feel of the wood, doesn't peel off and is more durable than paint.

Project details: 
Product: Hybrid Wood Protector
Colour: Black & White
Wood type: Solid spruce beams (Systimber)
Contractor: Schilderwerken Morel & Zn, Systimber


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