Exterior Wood

Pre-Summer Draw - enter now

Over time Wood You Like has introduced various draws, for instances for the best DIY-er per month or when participating in one of our surveys. This time, every order counts towards the

PRE-SUMMER DRAW

Pre-Summer-Draw

Every order counts, as long as you place it between now (20.05.17) and the end of June (so before 01.07.17). 

On the first of July we will draw 5 lucky winners who all will receive a tremendous information pack (with a total value of over £ 30.00: Wooden Floor Installation Manuel (E-guide), The Ultimate Maintenance Guide, 7 Easy Steps to Repair/Restore your Parquet Floor and Buying Guide for Wooden Floors) PLUS for one of these five lucky winners we will refund the purchase price (excluding delivery charges) of the order drawn.

Place you order now and you might win the "Win-Back-your-Purchase-Price-Prize"!

As said above, all orders, no matter their total amount or type of product purchased, will be entered into the Pre-Summer Draw. Your order must be placed (and paid for) between 20.05.2017 and 30.06.2017 to be a valid entry. That is the only requirement, we can't make it any simpler!

The 5 winners of this Pre-Summer Draw will receive an email, containing the information pack, in the first full week of July 2017, the winner of the "Win-Back-your-Purchase-Price-Prize" will be refunded the purchase price (excluding delivery charges) before Saturday 08.07.17

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Getting ready for Autumn

Well, Autumn is here again, and any hope on an Indian Summer has (mostly) evaporated. Although you can never be sure, remember the first weekend of November a few years ago? Almost "tropical" it was.

But, better safe than sorry. If you are the proud owner of wooden garden furniture it is high time to take a proper look at it before you store it away for next year.

  • Is it dirty or stained?
  • Has it become dull and listless?
  • Is it greying (too) much

All of the above can be solved with Saicos Furniture Care Set.

  • With the SAICOS WOOD BRIGHTENER and DEGRAYER is an easy to use, highly effective special liquid detergent to clean and refreshen greyed, unattractive looking exterior wood surfaces without sanding.
    The original colour of the wood will appear again.
  • Followed by a special Teak Oil to protect your furniture for a long time
  • The set also contains a brush, application cloths and a cleaning pad.
  • Everything you need in one pack

Saicos Furniture Care Set

Like your wooden floor, your wooden garden furniture will stay beautiful and healthy a much longer time when you regularly care for it.

For other outside wood, check out the special category Exterior Wood Care

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Place your order now (before 01.07.17) and be entered in the Pre-Summer-Draw - see HERE for more information
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Your garden furniture

This Summer the weather does not seem to know which way to turn. High time to clean and spruce up your garden furniture:

Saicos Garden Set

This handy set contains all the products you need to keep your wooden garden furniture healthy and ready for any weather this Summer will throw your way:

1 x 1.0 litres Wood Brightener concentrate (to clean the furniture before application of oils)

2 x 0.375 litres Special Oil Teak (covers approx 10m2 with 2 coats)

1 x Flat Brush

Application Cloths

Cleaning Pad

Application instruction

Order it now in our secure webshop, only £ 35.50 per set (excluding delivery charges)

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Small Talk

Below you'll find some of the (very) short questions we also receive through our ?Help desk.

HelpDesk1Have a question yourself (long or short, doesn't matter) use the ?Help button on the right-hand corner at the bottom of every page. First time you use this service? Keep an eye out for the confirmation email and click the link, otherwise we'll never see your question.

So, here we go: small talk.

Buffingblock: Is this item no longer available in the UK? Thank you.

Not sure, but since we were a long time the only sellers I do think so - our supplier has (unfortunately) discontinued this product

I'm interested in the coloured waxes for untreated furniture.

The classic oils will be wonderful on any unfinished wooden furniture. The wood needs to be grease free and dry.  All you need to do is pick your favourite colour

Can you recommend a filler that i can purchase from a shop such as homebase, b&q, wickes or screwfix?

Why? Is the product we sell not good enough for you?

hi there - just wondering what the difference is between the Wax Ecoline spray and the wax polish, both by Saicos? Many thanks

Main difference: polish can only be used on oiled/waxed floors, spray can be used on any finish.

Help! My husband spilled some varnish (the sort of hard clear stuff used for craft projects) onto the parquet floor. How can I get it off?

Let it dry completely, then remove as much as you can with white-spirit. Afterwards treat the floor with wax polish

I'm going to belt sand our "5 fingered parquet" kitchen floor. It is not a big floor space but it's looking a bit patchy and faded in parts.  Can you advise the best grit belts to use?

You could start with grit 60, if that doesn't get rid of all the finish, use grit 40.
For the second sanding round, use grit 80 and then, depending on the finish you planned, use grit 120 for third sanding if you finish with oil - don't go above this grit for oil/wax finish - or 150 if you plan to varnish/lacquer the floor

going to renovate 60`s parquet flooring, should i fill the gaps with the saw dust and resin or will this crack and look worse?

Only fill if you sand the floor - use the saw-dust of the second sanding and with the third sanding you can remove the excess filler

My floor was laid a few months ago now I have gaps. It is an 18mm solid oak wood that was floated on a fibreboard underlay by glueing the tongue and grove what can I to rectify this issue.

Installed before Winter? Wait until Spring really gets going, the central heating is turned down and the humidity increases.

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W(h)e(a)ther inside or out

Storm and sunSpring is here! Sunny days, rainy days, windy days - no matter what the weather, Spring is definitely arrived.

So on wet and windy days, what better ways to wait for the sunny days is to maintain your wooden floor - and protect it against moist footprints - among other things.

All of our Saicos maintenance products are ecofriendly and very easy to use:

EcoLine Wash-care - for fortnightly cleaning
EcoLine Wax-care Spray - keeping all floor finishes (be it oiled/waxed or lacquered) healthy and beautiful
EcoLine Wax-Care polish - for your lovely oiled wooden floor 

And on sunny days, treat your wooden garden furniture to life prolonging maintenance with - again - Saicos garden furniture care products or spruce up your wooden decking or outside stone, bricks, tiles, concrete, ceramic, plastic, varnish (by removing the green growth) with Green-Ex - also ecofriendly.

No matter what the weather brings you, Wood You Like maintenance and exterior wood care categories are there for you.

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Time for...

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Saicos Exterior Wood Care Products

The winter slowly runs out of breath.
Prepare your terrace ready for spring now!

Removal of green-growth

> Green-Ex Concentrate
Removes mould from all outdoor woods, including natural and artificial stone terraces.
Effective and biological degradable concentrate for effortless removal of mould and similar infestations.

Removal of unsightly greying

> Wood Brightener Concentrate
Brightens natural outdoor woods without sanding:
garden furniture, wood decking and terraces, plant boxes, wooden grilles on balconies, wooden claddings etc. made of untreated wood

Premium protection for your terrace

> Special Wood Oil
The weather protection and care finish for wood decking, garden furniture and terraces.
The natural oils even the surface, make it smooth and emphasise the grain of the wood.
· colourless and transparent
· slip resistant

Or combine all of the above in the Spring Clean Exterior Wood Products

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Place your order now (before 01.07.17) and be entered in the Pre-Summer-Draw - see HERE for more information
Thank you for your time, do visit our Secure Webshop - all links in articles and pages are coloured red
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Time to care for your wooden garden furniture

Well, Winter time is here again, and any hope on an Indian Summer has (mostly) evaporated. Although you can never be sure, remember the first weekend of November last year? Almost "tropical" it was.

But, better safe than sorry. If you are the proud owner of wooden garden furniture it is high time to take a proper look at it before you store it away for next year.

  • Is it dirty or stained?
  • Has it become dull and listless?
  • Is it greying (too) much

All of the above can be solved with Saicos Furniture Care Set.

  • With the SAICOS WOOD BRIGHTENER and DEGRAYER is an easy to use, highly effective special liquid detergent to clean and refreshen greyed, unattractive looking exterior wood surfaces without sanding.
    The original colour of the wood will appear again.
  • Followed by a special Teak Oil to protect your furniture for a long time
  • The set also contains a brush, application cloths and a cleaning pad.
  • Everything you need in one pack

Saicos Furniture Care Set

Like your wooden floor, your wooden garden furniture will stay beautiful and healthy a much longer time when you regularly care for it.

For other outside wood, check out the special category Exterior Wood Care

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Place your order now (before 01.07.17) and be entered in the Pre-Summer-Draw - see HERE for more information
Thank you for your time, do visit our Secure Webshop - all links in articles and pages are coloured red
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What will happen if

Weekly we receive various questions (have a question yourself, use the ?HELP button at the bottom of every page), this week two of them were kind of hypothetical questions.

The first one centres around the natural colour of the wooden floor:

I've just sanded my parquet floor and it looks really nice, I love the pale colour it has now. What will happen if I leave it just like this and won't treat it with any finish?

Well, for one thing, this pale colour will eventually fade. Every sanded/bare wood will mature over time, some tropical species it is a matter of weeks, Oak will take around 1.5 - 2 years to get its characteristic honey colour.
spillages on wooden floorsFor another thing, long before the wood has matured it will be very dirty and stained. You'll walk in city and/or country dust from outside which will cover your floor - especially those areas which will receive the most "traffic". Dusting or vacuum cleaning daily could help, but will not prevent stains. Human beings are prone to stain: coffee, tea, soup, pasta-sauce, beer, red wine - nothing can prevent us from spilling some of it. Plus, don't forget muddy paws from your pets! And because your floor is not protected, any spillage will stain your floor.

So, not treating your floor at all will only give you this pale and wonderful stainless surface for a very short time I'm afraid. However, there are some products around that'll help you keep a paler look for the longest time (but eventually the maturing of the wood will win).

  • Solution one: Saicos Premium HardWaxOil contains fewer linseed oil than other brands, enlarging the time to mature.
  • Solution two: one of the sheens available with Saicos Premium HardWaxOil is the Pure sheen. This sheen is created especially to enlarge the time until maturing even further, plus gives your floor an even paler shade than the other 4 sheens of Saicos HardWaxOil.
  • Solution three - which gives you the best (longest) result but takes a bit more work: Aunt Poly's Polishing Wax Ivory White, which will give your floor a transparent finish and will, just like Saicos HardWaxOil, enlarge the time to maturing. To fully protect your wood floor against dirt, drips and spillages it will take a few coats of the Ivory White polishing wax so instead of within one day with Saicos HardWaxOil, it might take over two days to finish your floor.

Another hypothetical question also related to a just sanded parquet floor:

What will happen with my floor if the wood-filler I use is of a different brand than my finishing product, which are your Saicos Tropical Combo products

As long as you sand the floor again - with grit 120, not higher because that'll close up the grain - to remove all the excess filler, you can safely use the Saicos Tropical Combo.

Have a question yourself? Use the ?HELP button at the bottom of every page and we will do our best to answer as soon and as best as we can. If this is would be the first time you use this button, keep an eye out for the email confirmation email and click on the provided link  - otherwise your question will not reach our inbox!

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Spring cleaned our shop

Did we change the design and lay-out of our whole website two weeks ago, last week we thoroughly Spring Cleaned our Secure Online Shop.

Spring clean

Cobwebs and dust bowls have been cleared, items rearranged, categories updated! Plus.....

No matter how many items in your shopping bag, the delivery charge will now always be only£ 12.00 (this of course excludes the E-guides, if your purchase is solely one of these guides, there are no delivery charges out all).

The quality products that come in various tins (such as in 0.75 and in 2.5 ltrs) can now both be found in one product where you select the tin(s) right there and then. Simple.

One other item we've changed. If you are looking for high quality wooden floors, you simply select the one in our range you want us to send you a specified quotation for the sq meters needed (do add a percentage of the area you plan to have your wooden floors installed in for the needed "saw-waste).

Have a very nice Spring yourself, and if you are thinking of a thorough clean of your home do have a look at all of our maintenance products that'll keep your wooden floors healthy and beautiful!

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Clear the Decks!

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Saicos Exterior Wood Care Products

The winter slowly runs out of breath.
Prepare your terrace ready for spring now!

Removal of green-growth

> Green-Ex Concentrate
Removes mould from all outdoor woods, including natural and artificial stone terraces.
Effective and biological degradable concentrate for effortless removal of mould and similar infestations.

Removal of unsightly greying

> Wood Brightener Concentrate
Brightens natural outdoor woods without sanding:
garden furniture, wood decking and terraces, plant boxes, wooden grilles on balconies, wooden claddings etc. made of untreated wood

Premium protection for your terrace

> Special Wood Oil
The weather protection and care finish for wood decking, garden furniture and terraces.
The natural oils even the surface, make it smooth and emphasise the grain of the wood.
· colourless and transparent
· slip resistant

Or combine all of the above in the Spring Clean Exterior Wood Products

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Place your order now (before 01.07.17) and be entered in the Pre-Summer-Draw - see HERE for more information
Thank you for your time, do visit our Secure Webshop - all links in articles and pages are coloured red
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Christmas ideas

Still wondering what to get your family or friends this Christmas?

Plenty of choices!

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Exterior wood protector

Wood is a beautiful and versatile product, used in a large variety of products for both in as outside your home. From furniture, natural wooden flooring, internal and external beams and supports to wall/roof cladding and decking.

It breaths, shows its natural character and is one of the rare products that - if treated correctly - becomes even more beautiful with time.

NATURAL OIL BASE:

UV-Schutzlasur Aussen GBSAICOS UV PROTECTIVE WOOD FINISH EXTERIOR is based on natural vegetable oils. The natural raw materials penetrate into the wood, keeping it sound and elastic and avoid wood becoming dry. Allows the wood to breathe therefore the moisture can evaporate and shrinking and swelling will be reduced.

FIELDS OF APPLICATION:

Can be applied on all exterior wood which is to be left “natural“, ie: wood panelling, undersides of roofs,Wooden gardenrn  furniture, summer houses, outside windows and  doors , fencing etc.

Coverage and Drying time:

Coverage: Appr 13 sq meter in 2 coats per 1 ltr (= 10 sq meter per tin of 0.75 ltr for two coats)
Drying time: Approx. 6 - 8 hrs. (depending on air temperature and humidity). Dust dry after approx. 4 hrs.

Second coat can be applied after complete drying. 

Now available in our secure webshop!

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Join the Easter Egg Hunt!

EasterEggThe Easter Bunny seems to have visited Wood You Like's online shop and has hidden some of his Easter Eggs!

Find the Eggs and receive a very special Easter Surprise 10% discount on that particular product!

All you have to do is search for the Easter Egg on the product image (hint: the egg looks like the picture here on the right) and use the special coupon code you'll find in the description of the product during checkout.

Happy Easter Egg Hunting! Valid up and till Easter Monday 2014

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New Look for Saicos Products

New Spring = New Look - at least for Saicos high quality products for floor finishes, floor maintenance - for your interior and exterior wood.

Saicos Hartwachöl 2,5  Grundieröl GB  Saicos Colorwachs 2,5 
Premium HardWaxOil, Ground Oil Extra Thin and the Colour Wax - all available in the Floor Oil Category

Ecoline Pflegewachs Spray 1 GB  Ecoline Wischpflege 1 GB  Ecoline Magic Cleaner 1 GB  Saicos Pflegewachs 1D  Ecoline Pflegeset GB

 

All maintenance products in their new "coats": Wax-Care-Spray, Wash-Care, Magic Cleanser, Wax-Care Polish and the Floor Care Set - all available in the Maintenance Category

Grün-Ex 1 GB Holz-Entgrauer 1 GB  Holspezial-Öl D  Saicos Klarlasur GB

Green-Ex, Wood Brigtherner, Special Wood Oil and Clear Oil Finish, quality products for your exterior wood

Great products which will give you ease of use and do exactly what it says on the tin (or can)

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Time for the garden

This Spring weather seems to be planning to stay here for a while. High time to clean and spruce up your garden furniture:

Saicos Garden Set

This handy set contains all the products you need to keep your wooden garden furniture healthy and ready for the ongoing Spring, and Summer of course:

1 x 1.0 litres Wood Brightener concentrate (to clean the furniture before application of oils)

2 x 0.375 litres Special Oil Teak (covers approx 10m2 with 2 coats)

1 x Flat Brush

Application Cloths

Cleaning Pad

Application instruction

Order it now in our secure webshop, only £ 34.85 per set (excluding delivery charges)

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Place your order now (before 01.07.17) and be entered in the Pre-Summer-Draw - see HERE for more information
Thank you for your time, do visit our Secure Webshop - all links in articles and pages are coloured red
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