Pre-Primed Woodsman VS Natural Products
Wondering about the difference between our Natural and Pre-primed products and whether painting or staining is required? Should you consider purchasing Woodsman finish or natural?
Pre-Primed Woodsman VS Natural
Our Pre-primed woodsman products and natural products have the same timber surface texture. They both have a natural timber grain that provides unique appearance with the characteristics and looks of timber. The pre-primed woodsman must be painted and the natural products can be stained or left unsealed allowing it to grey off (see installation manual for further details). Pre-primed products have a 25 year manufacturer’s warranty vs Natural Products with a 10 year warranty (conditions apply see installation manual)
Weathergroove 150 Natural stained Intergrain Charred
Weathergroove 75 Woodsman painted Dulux Monument
When deciding between painting and staining your Weathertex products, consider your personal preferences and the environmental conditions the products will be exposed to. Your choice of Weathertex product comes down to your own design aesthetic and ultimately it is your choice!
If you're unsure about which option to choose, you may want to consult with your professional painter if you are using them or a trained professional for advice. For more information about Painting or Staining your Weathertex products, refer to our Installation Manuals and painting and staining section on the Weathertex website.
Painting Pre-primed VS Staining Natural
Painting Pre-primed Weathertex products provides a solid, opaque finish. It also provides excellent protection against moisture and UV radiation, which helps to prolong the life of the product. Paint is available in a wide variety of colours, and you can choose a colour that complements your home's design. Weathertex products are low VOC which when used with low VOC paint are safer for your family home.
On the other hand, staining Weathertex products can bring out the natural grain and texture of the timber, creating a more natural look. Quality Stains are available in a range of colours, from light to darker tones, allowing you to achieve the desired look for your project. Staining can also protect the timber from moisture and UV radiation, but it may not be as durable as paint in terms of withstanding the elements. Controlled erosion stains are available to achieve a light timber colour that compliments a ‘beachy’ style.
Our pre-primed products require 7-15+ years maintenance dependant on the choice of paint.
Weathertex natural products will on average require 3-5 years’ maintenance, depending on the choice of stain. The original colour can be restored after natural fading by cleaning and staining the product (further information available on our natural flyer).
Whether you have chosen painting pre-primed or Staining natural a yearly inspection is recommended to confirm the coatings integrity. You may need to apply additional coats or touch up/repairs depending on your inspection and personal preference. Each manufacturer has their own timeframe for maintenance, so it’s important to do some research before choosing.