Timber Care and Finishes
Vufold sets are now available totally factory pre finished using a micro-porous medium to high build finishing system.
Why Choose Factory Pre-Finished VuFold?
Timber needs well protecting with at least 3 coats of exterior finish to enhance the beauty of the wood and more importantly to protect and enhance the performance.
The factory pre finishing provides superior protection of the VuFold Doors and Frames.
Each set undergoes a 3 coat pre finishing process, using a High Build Microporous Coating System comprising a Base Coat which is applied to every part of the frames and doors, to ensure they are fully protected.
Then, special sealers are used to completely seal the end grain of the wood, at the top and bottom of the Door Stiles and at all joints.
Finally two spray coats of High Build Microporous Top coat are applied, again on all surfaces and faces, inside and out, so every part of your VuFold is protected.
The final result is a fantastic finish, which looks good, fully protects your VuFold, and is easy to re coat. Best of all you don’t have to get out the paintbrush!
VUFOLD FINISHES AVAILABLE
Vufold natural oak translucent coating
The natural oak door set has been pre-finished with a light oak translucent high build microporous wood coating system. This finish offers good UV protection.
Vufold white opaque wood coating
The white door set has been pre-finished with a white high build microporous opaque wood finish. This finish offers good UV protection.
Vufold hardwood translucent coating
The hardwood door set has been pre-finished with a warm brown colour using a translucent high build microporous wood coating system. This finish offers good UV protection.
All pre-finished Vufold door sets must be well maintained and re-coated as and when necessary before the coating breaks down. Moisture must not be allowed to penetrate the timber during the life of the product. It is very important that the finish on your Vufold door set is checked every six months for deterioration, and re-coated if necessary. This will maintain the decorative finish and ensure that no moisture enters the timber of the doors and frames during the life of the product.
Treating Vufold unfinished door sets
We recommend finishing unfinished Vufold door sets with a medium or high build microporous wood coating system. This will consist of one coat of base stain and two coats of top coat, in a wood or paint colour of your choice.
All surfaces and edges of the doors and frames (even the back) must be coated with these three coats to adequately protect the timber and stop moisture getting in. The finish must be regularly maintained, to ensure moisture does not penetrate into the timber during the life of the product.
Unfinished sets must be finished according to our guidelines BEFORE the door set is installed. Failure to do so will invalidate the guarantee. We do not recommend finishing with Danish oil, wax or any finish other than a medium to high build microporous wood finishing system.
Please note that the use of steel wool, or allowing steel or iron fragments to come into contact with the untreated oak timber or veneers may cause oxidisation resulting in black stain.