Nothing protects wood better.
The warm beauty of wood enriches our lives. Its natural charm inspires the imagination and its rich texture rewards the touch. But wood is organic – it needs to be protected. In nature, trees are protected with bark. Now you can protect just as naturally with Sansin Enviro Stain.
Should you protect your home with a water- or an oil-based coating?
With Sansin Enviro Stains, you can have the best of both worlds. Modified natural oils and resins are carried deep into the wood’s cell structure using one of nature’s commonplace miracles – water. As the water evaporates, Sansin bonds directly with the wood substrate, forming a tough, durable barrier that won’t crack, peel or blister.
The idea of protecting wood with nature’s own ingredients is almost as old as wood itself. More than a thousand years ago, the ancient peoples of Norway took resin and gums from the heartwood of trees, warmed it and applied it to their Stave Churches with a broom. Those buildings are still standing. Sansin Enviro Stains are created using the same principle. Now, not only can you protect your wood naturally – you can also invite the beauty of nature into your life. Our collection of remarkable colors is inspired by the stunning beauty of the natural world: the deep blue of a summer’s sky, the rich yellows of the ripe harvest, the pure tones of the Southern desert.
Our unique formulas offer every possible level of finish – from penetrating natural stains, to high-gloss barrier coatings, you can match the look of your Enviro Stain with the protection your project needs. No matter what Sansin Enviro Stain you choose, you can count on exceptional beauty and performance. And they’re not harmful to the environment.
The science behind healthy wood.
Wood is a tremendously versatile material – and as long as it’s protected, a very strong and durable one. Water, ultraviolet (UV) rays and fungi can all seriously damage your wood. Traditional petroleum and acrylic-based coatings protect wood by forming a surface film which repels water and UV rays. Unfortunately, this tends to prevent evaporation, trapping moisture in the wood and making it prone to decay. Sansin lets wood “breathe” more freely – dramatically improving dimensional stability and allowing wood to adjust naturally to moisture levels in the environment. Once it bonds with your wood, Sansin forms a long-lasting shield that aggressively repels condensed water while allowing water vapour to escape.
As well, the paraffin waxes used to protect against water in many water and solvent-based coatings are easily damaged by exposure to UV radiation – just 5 hours of direct sunlight can reduce water repellency by over 60%*. Like your own skin, your home needs dependable UV protection. Sansin’s modified natural oils and resins are impregnated with special UV protectants so every exposed cell of your wood is protected. Because of their unique formulation, Sansin Enviro Stains also protect naturally against wood decay.
Sansin Enviro Stains are designed to keep your wood healthy – just as Mother Nature intended. Whether it’s your home, your deck or your furniture, Sansin provides the long-lasting, beautiful protection your home deserves.