24th Dec 2009

Since man came out of the cave timber has been the first choice for building materials, yet without treatment all softwood and most hardwoods can quickly succumb to fungicidal, bacterial or insect ravages.


It is Protek’s task as manufacturers of quality wood stains, decorative timber coatings and preservatives, to design treatments that are effective and long lasting, while aiming not to harm the user or any flora and fauna that comes into contact with it. Protek Woodcare range is the attractive and effective solution to looking after all types of outdoor timber. Each product is skilfully made to minimise any human health and safety risk and the effect on the environment. They can be used on a variety of finished states such as rough sawn or planed surfaces and will leave a natural looking coloured stain high build finish.

Protek in the environment

The Protek wood stain range originated in the 1980s using only water-based technology for the treatment and preservation of wood. This was a time when most people still used creosote to treat their timber. Our mission at Protek was to change the manufacture of all fencing and shed products to our new water-based wood stains and treatments. We promoted the use of water-based formulas containing organic pigments against oil and solvent based high VOC (volatile organic compounds) products as the way forward. They were (and still are) easier and nicer to use and have a far lower environmental impact.


The decisions we make today to limit the impact we have on the environment is the same philosophy that Protek was created on and one we continue to improve upon. The processes we employ to make the products are in the most energy efficient ways possible. Our longterm commitment to reusing materials and waste on-site within our products are as important to minimising the impact on the environment as the ingredients we put in to make our comprehensive range of wood stains. With natural resources being under pressure by human demands, we can all do our bit by using water-based wood stains and coatings to protect the timber we use to make it last a lifetime

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