Metalco selects woods best suited for the product, project and market availability. Wood is a natural material and for this reason each board is different from the other for wood grain, tonality, and natural imperfections. Due to atmosphere conditions changes (hot/cold, dry/wet conditions) wood moisture changes and may increase or decrease its volume, causing cracks and fissure. All of this is natural.
Where it is not possible and/or advisable to leave the wood with no finish, wood is delivered oiled with vegetable-based or water-based paint.
Not all products are available in all wood species. In order to check the wood available for each product please refer to individual product data sheet for descriptions or inquire.
Attention: Wood surfaces treated with oil naturally tend to turn grey in a variable period of time depending on the environmental characteristics of the place of installation of the product. The formation of the grey patina is a physiological reaction and is a self-protection of wood against weathering, while not affecting the quality of the product. It is still possible to reduce the greying of the wood by making a regular renewal of the oiling process (see “Care and Maintenance”).
1. Automatic brushing
2. Application of oil with spray gun and brush
3. Storage for air drying
4. Visual quality control
Attention: Metalco strongly recommends not to choose varnished wood when a regular maintenance is not possible (see “Care and Maintenance”) and/or in case of severe atmospheric conditions (saline area, high pollution, steady sun and high-temperature exposure, etc.). In such conditions, in fact, varnish coat will quickly deteriorate, causing visible peeling.
1. Base coat with catalyzed insulation (160 microns) – spray application*
2. Drying (4-6 hours) and automatic brushing*
3. Coat with water-based paint (200 microns) spray application
4. Storage for air drying
5. Visual quality control
*Only on Okumè
It is very important to follow the manufacturer's “Care and Maintenance” guide to retain your product's warranty. In case of any doubt about the proper maintenance procedure, please contact id, Inc. for support.
When not standard, FSC is provided on request and delivery terms may be extended.