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    • Spender£
    • By Spender£ 14th May 18, 5:51 PM
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    UV damage to wood Door through glass?
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    UV damage to wood Door through glass? 14th May 18 at 5:51 PM
    To cut a long story short can a wooden door be damaged by UV rays coming through the window of a porch, the south facing porch gets strong sunshine in the summer through double glazing onto the door.
    I have used normal varnish but have now heard that Sickens UV filter is about the best, there is no danger of water getting in but i had previously not heard of UV damage in an enclosed porch until someone in the pub mentioned it. I'm hoping this is just scaremongering.
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    • By TheCyclingProgrammer 14th May 18, 6:15 PM
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    UV can cause fading if that!!!8217;s what you!!!8217;re concerned about.
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    • By missile 15th May 18, 9:34 AM
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    My wooden floor was bleached by sunlight. I doubt any polish would protect against that.
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    • Spender£
    • By Spender£ 15th May 18, 7:15 PM
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    My wooden floor was bleached by sunlight. I doubt any polish would protect against that.
    Originally posted by missile
    Yeah i think your right, i'm gonna put some UV Filter on it, i notice the door was so hot today with the sun on it that i couldn't keep my hand on there for more than 10 seconds, that heat can't do the wood much good over time.
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    • By Furts 16th May 18, 8:05 AM
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    UV light will break down unprotected timber - that is a simple fact of life and explains how nature gradually recycles material back to create soil. This can be countered by applying coatings but here a problem arises. To give protection there needs to be a pigment and the more pigment then the more protection. This means any clear coat UV protection is a debatable concept and a debatable product. Conversely houses will have fascias, bargeboards and windows coated with redwood, teak or similar tinted pigments - almost never is clear coating applied. It is these colour pigments that reflect the light and prevent UV damage

    Sikkens is a reputable company and makes some cracking products. Whether a clear uv filter is one of these is up for debate!
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    • By Spender£ 16th May 18, 11:14 AM
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    UV light will break down unprotected timber - that is a simple fact of life and explains how nature gradually recycles material back to create soil. This can be countered by applying coatings but here a problem arises. To give protection there needs to be a pigment and the more pigment then the more protection. This means any clear coat UV protection is a debatable concept and a debatable product. Conversely houses will have fascias, bargeboards and windows coated with redwood, teak or similar tinted pigments - almost never is clear coating applied. It is these colour pigments that reflect the light and prevent UV damage

    Sikkens is a reputable company and makes some cracking products. Whether a clear uv filter is one of these is up for debate!
    Originally posted by Furts
    That is interesting yes, it is the Sikkens Cetol Filter Plus 7 Rosewood wood stain product which i'm considering using for this.
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    • By Furts 16th May 18, 11:43 AM
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    That is interesting yes, it is the Sikkens Cetol Filter Plus 7 Rosewood wood stain product which i'm considering using for this.
    Originally posted by Spender£
    Rosewood is a good choice - it has pigments. Be aware UV light degrades a timber surface and you will never make this good - other than sanding/planing it down and removing it. It also makes stain application more difficult. The damaged surface soaks up stain, and you could get variations in colour - depends if UV damage has occurred and whether it is consistent across the timber.
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