Silva Timber Becomes UK Distributor of High-End, Water-Borne Sansin Enviro Wood Stains

Silva Timber Products will distribute and sell Sansin’s exterior line of Enviro Stains (Classic™, DEC™, ENS™ and SDF™), Sansin Purity® interior wood finishes and sealants, and the microfine colour system.

Focused on speciality timber, such as Siberian Larch and Western Red Cedar siding and a range of decking materials, Silva Timber Products wanted to add a high-end wood finish that could meet the discriminating needs of its architecture and design clients. Silva Timber Products will distribute Sansin products to independent dealers across the U.K. and sell directly to residential and commercial customers.

“Sansin has a reputation for stellar performance on speciality woods, an impressive array of solid and translucent/semi-transparent tones and a commitment to environmental standards. We expect our commercial clients to be particularly pleased with the beauty and durability of Sansin stains,” said Nick Taylor, Managing Director, Silva Timber Products.

According to Taylor, the use of wood is growing across the U.K., but many customers need education about the importance of a pre-finish and topcoat to protect the wood and ensure long-lasting performance and durability.

“Not only is Silva Timber Products known for its quality timber, but the company also dedicates itself to customer education, which is instrumental in achieving the long-lasting performance of wood in both residential and commercial building,” said Sjoerd Bos, Vice President of Sansin.

Sansin pioneered a water-borne alkyd formula that combines the benefits of both oil- and water-based coatings, using water as the vehicle to allow oil to penetrate deep into the wood. Sansin’s wood finishes deliver long-lasting durability, easier maintenance and outstanding performance without the toxicity found in conventional stains that contribute to smog and ozone depletion.