Idigbo Wood Species

What can I use on my Idigbo exterior window frames?

On the exterior side, you should degrease the timber with Barrettine Methylated Spirit before applying your finish. This will help to degrease the surface and aid the adhesion of the products you apply. Really it depends as to whether you want to have a clear or coloured finish on them. We recommend using a very flexible product which allows the timber to breathe and move whilst offering exceptional durability and weathering such as Sikkens Cetol HLS Plus followed by Sikkens Cetol Filter 7 Plus
Idigbo tends to be a very dense hardwood with quite a tight grain. It is full of natural oils and can be problematic if not treated correctly.

Disclaimer: Whilst every attempt has been made to provide product information that is as accurate as possible, it's important to clarify that trees and the wood that they produce can be affected by many factors. For example, the same species of tree grown in the same wood, even in close proximity, will be affected by age along with the amount of sunlight and water they receive. Other naturally occurring biological and environmental factors will also influence the density and grain of the wood as well as the moisture and oil content of the timber. No two trees are the same, meaning each piece of wood has the potential to look and react differently to the same wood finish. For example, product adhesion, colour variations, absorption rates and sheen levels. It is for this reason that we always strongly recommend carrying out test areas before starting any project