What is the perfect finish for your project?
Wednesday, 5 June 2019 | Admin
One of the biggest choices our customers have to make when embarking on a DIY project is whether to purchase pre-finished or un-finished products. Most timber products such as doors, flooring, mouldings and cladding are now available pre-finished, so it’s worth considering the pros and cons of the product when planning your job.
Un-finished products are exactly what the name suggests – products made from timber that have not been treated in any way, in its natural form. These products can be great for customers that want to paint the timber a certain colour, or require the use of a specialist treatment. However un-finished timber requires a significant level of care to protect the wood and maintain the quality of the timber, which can involve painting multiple layers of varnish or paint at the beginning of a project and every couple of years thereafter.
A time saving alternative to this would be to go for a pre-finished timber. This is timber that has been factory lacquered up to six times to create a perfect finish, without the brush marks and tiny imperfections that often occur when customers do it themselves. Not only does pre-finished timber create a lot less hassle, it can be cost effective in the long term, particularly if you are employing a decorator.
At Atlantic Timber, we stock a range pre-finished timber products available in a variety of colours and finishes:
The good news is that, as the popularity and variety of pre-finished timber increases, the difference in price between pre-finished and un-finished timber is narrowing, making it a viable alternative for many DIY projects.
Call into our store or check out our website to see the vast range of pre-finished products we offer: www.atlantictimber.co.uk