Wood may be one of the most useful and beautiful surface materials. Wood adds a warmth and depth that can make even the most sterile environments seem more inviting. From stately boardrooms, to casual retail and restaurants, or paired with stone, glass, steel, or textile, there’s nothing quite like wood. But like any specialty surface, wood requires particular care to keep its lasting beauty and long-term usefulness.
Here at Stone Building Services, we provide meticulous wood surface maintenance, repair, and restoration in some of the most demanding environments. Recognizing the opportunity save clients time and money on wood surface maintenance and repair is part of Dusti Williams’ role as wood foreman here at Stone Building Services.
From cleaning, polishing, touchups and repair, Williams says sooner is always better when it comes to keeping wood looking good.
“When the finish breaks down it leaves the raw wood vulnerable to oxidation, contamination, and breakdown of the natural binders in wood that “glue” the fibers together,” adds Williams.
Those issues are magnified when the wood is left to the weather and the elements. Rain, heat, and cold all prevent finishes from curing properly which impact their ability to protect the wood, so timing is a major factor when applying protectants.
Lacquer and conversion varnishes are the way to go for fine finishes and repairs in addition to being compatible with existing finishes. And Williams points out that products with low VOCs (volatile organic compounds) and new water-based urethanes provide “greener” options and can be used where appropriate.
“No one else puts as much emphasis on attention to detail and customer satisfaction,” adds Williams. “No place has an owner who is as hands on as Spencer Lueders… he stays on top of everything which is a great asset!”
Is wood part of the look and feel of your brand or building? Stone Building Services can make that look last, saving you money on replacement and repair with scheduled maintenance. Ask us for a walk-though at your property now!