As from May 2017 Silva will no longer be selling Sioo:x, a discount of 10% has been applied to the remainder of our Sioo:x stock as part of a stock clearance. It is possible that we may only have Step 2 (Surface Protector) in certain sizes, it is imperative when using Sioo:x that Step 1 (Wood Protector) is used beforehand. Step 1 can be purchased from other retailers or stockists.
Sioo:x Impregnation quickly provides a clean wood surface with an attractive silvery-grey finish often desired but seldom achieved from new wood or damaged applications. Sioo"x Impregnation can be applied to a wide range of woods, including impregnated or pressure treated wood, larch, western red cedar, fir , spruce, oak and hardwoods.
The benefits of using Sioo:x Impregnation
- Sioo:x provides a clean wood surface, removing dirt, algae, mildew other contaminants
- Provides a consistent, silver-grey lustre quickly which is often sought after, yet difficult to achieve on new woods
- Eliminates patches of weathered/unsightly timber for a consistent finish
- Completely biocide free
- Once applied, provides up to 15 years durability before a re-coat is necessary
- Largely maintenance free
- Protection against rot fungi and vermin
- Resists algae growth
- Prevents moisture damage and leaching
- Sioo:x reinforces natural characteristics and creates a smooth surface
- Offers UV protection against blackening of timber
- Economical solution - long lasting service life
Natural Power of Silicates
The natural, biocide free, ingredients that make up Sioo:x combine to to enhance appearance and performance.
Silica - 'the future of wood care technology'The core mineral found in glass, Silica works to crystallise the wood fibres, doubling the hardness of wood and essentially turning it to glass. Silica provides long lasting protection against UV damage and water ingress for a more durable, scratch resistant, timber surface.
How Sioo:x Impregnation works
Using a patented 2 step technique, Sioo:x Wood Protector utilises the natural elements of mineral silicon which penetrates deep into the wood structure, where it crystalises and forms permanent silica crystals within the wood fibre. Once dry, Sioo:x Surface Protector is applied. It fixes the Wood protector in the wood - it has a double function as an extra fixing agent and as a water repellent. The Surface Protector is open for diffusion and creates an environment for the two products to effectively protect and preserve wood.For horizontal decking surfaces it is recommended that a second coat of Surface Protector is applied after a year. At this stage clean the surface with an alkaline cleaner and a soft brush and then make the second application. After this is done the horizontal surface is sealed. With vertical cladding surfaces there is no need to apply a second coat of Surface Protector. Both Wood Protector and Surface Protector work in harmony to systematically build up the wood protecting properties.
It is important that Step 2 is applied as soon as Step 1 is dry, otherwise the surface is not protected against moisture penetration or UV damage.
Sioo:x Impregnation is simple to apply and dries quickly, with the application usually finished within a day. The treated surface is normally clear for footfall within an hour.