Sadolin Ultra: Delivering Long-Term All-Weather Wood Protection at Glasgow’s Helix Building

Sadolin Ultra has been specified to deliver long-lasting protection from the extremes of the Scottish climate, whilst maintaining the natural qualities of the wood at the Helix Building in Glasgow.

Offering a high-performance formulation, Sadolin Ultra features advanced UV-active technology, containing UV-light absorbers that deliver extra protection in areas prone to high-sun exposure and harsh weather conditions.

The woodstain provides up to seven years of lasting protection against any wearing weather – and incorporates a new alkyd-based formulation that requires less solvent to deliver performance – providing a sustainable approach with superior flexibility and good penetration into the wood.

Sadolin Ultra is also designed to form a microporous ‘jacket’ providing a waterproof finish that allows the wood to breathe naturally – ultimately preventing the wood from swelling up and the bond between the coating and the wood breaking.

Grant Cameron, from Speyroc Property Developers and Building Contractors, chose Sadolin Ultra translucent wood stain for the refurbishment of the building, situated in the West of Scotland Science Park. The project was carried out by D & D Decorators of Ayrshire.

Mr Cameron said: “I am very happy with the results Sadolin Ultra has produced. I have used the product before and knew it would work well for this project due to the extended life span of the coating.”

As well as delivering exception durability, Sadolin Ultra allows coatings to be highly transparent – ensuring the natural look of the timber or grain to clearly show through.

Crown Specification consultant Mark Galloway said: “We were approached about a project that would stand strong against all weather conditions.

“The high-quality resins contained in Sadolin Ultra bind the elements of the woodstain together so that it moves and flexes naturally with the wood to resist the risk of blistering and flaking, no matter how harsh the weather. The building looks fantastic and the whole project went really well.”

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