Wood Finishes

Our extensive product range, marketed under the AQUA® brand includes: preservatives, primers, base stains, stain inhibiting products, fillers, sealers and high build topcoats; a complete package for modern, high performance, joinery.


Factory Finished Joinery

Teknos Total Factory Applied Protection Systems allow joinery manufacturers to produce fully engineered exterior joinery, with almost unlimited colour choice, in a single integrated finishing process.

By combining topically applied preservation technology, novel end-grain and joint sealing with protective basecoats and flexible micro porous finishes, the Teknos system allows manufacturers to meet the latest European performance standards whilst reducing process times and working capital.


Independently accredited and environmentally sensitive, the Teknos system marks another significant step in improved joinery quality and performance from one of Europe’s leaders in industrial wood coatings.


Total process solution

Developed for both bespoke and volume manufacturers, Teknos’ Timber Protection System can be applied with outstanding results by dip application and hand finishing, or on the latest automatic plant; employing continuous flow coat, robotic spray and accelerated drying systems.


Rapid application times combine with fast drying and over coating to minimise work in progress, shortening lead times, eliminating production bottlenecks and improving Customer service.


The fully water based system significantly reduces the harmful emissions and disposal issues associated with many conventional solvent based preservatives whilst minimising tannin migration and eliminating extended drying and storage times.


Independent accreditation

Teknos’ Total Factory Applied Protection Systems comply with the requirements

of BS EN 927, BS EN 644 and BS EN 599, the European Standard for factory

finished preservative treated timber, and with the leaching and ageing resistance requirements determined by EN 84 and EN 73.


Durability & Service Life

It has long been recognised that Teknos exterior joinery systems, applied to well

designed factory finished joinery, set industry leading standards for durability andperformance.

Th h it b Through its membership of the Wood Window Alliance of joinery manufacturers, installers and leading component suppliers, Teknos is at the forefront of raising and codifying UK industry standards for exterior joinery. Independent research by Imperial College and the Davis Langdon Group confirms that factory finished joinery, protected by Teknos systems, and manufactured and maintained to WWA standards, will perform for the design life of a typical building, give lower lifetime costs, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions compared with competing technologies.

Teknos provides detailed maintenance programs for its factory applied systems

and through partnerships with decorators, and it’s Timberplan© scheme, offers

maintenance continuity with simple one coat systems to keep joinery performing

and looking good throughout its service life.



Unique water based preservative for flow and dip coating application. Active biocides combined in an organic resin, inhibit mould and fungal growth and resist migration on ageing. Application times to achieve the specified 77 g/m2

loading are typically in the range of 10-15 seconds, with over coating in normal factory drying conditions in 1-2 hours.

Teknos TEKNOL® AQUA 1410 contains active biocides and is registered with the UK HSE under reference 7940 and with the Irish DoA under reference PCS 95227.


AQUA PRIMER® Basestain and Opaque Primer

Dip, flow or spray applied, the exclusive water based polymers have outstanding filling and penetrating qualities, enhance adhesion and minimise grain raising.



Water based isolating paints which can be used as priming or intermediate coats to prevent tannin staining on hardwood species or minimise extractive staining on softwood knots.



AQUATOP® translucent and opaque topcoats provide extended protection against weathering UV degradation, mould and fungal attack. Proprietary technology minimises micro foaming in the final paint film, extending coating

durability and giving added clarity to translucent finishes.


AQUATOP®’s unique blend of water based acrylic polymers allow high film builds to be applied in the factory which dry quickly and rapidly resist blocking.


AQUATOP® is also available for brush application,providing maintenance continuity.


TEKNOSEAL® 4000 End Grain Sealer

A water based barrier coat which penetrates and seals porous end grain reducing moisture uptake by up to 90%.


TEKNOSEAL® 4001 Break Joint Filler

A clear, flexible, overcoatable compound which bridges the natural movement in construction joints and seals exposed end grain, preventing moisture penetration.

TEKNOFILL ® 5001 Fine Surface filler

Solvent free acrylic filler, which dries to a smooth, fine surface and is easily sanded and quickly overcoatable. Used in combination with Anti Stain Aqua 5200, provides enhanced resistance to knot staining.


Teknos committed to quality ...

Teknos, and its joinery manufacturing partners, share a commitment to quality

and to meeting and exceeding best practice. All Teknos' factories have quality and environmental management systems, certified in accordance with ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 and our Industrial Wood plant in Vamdrup also holds an EMAS certificate.

Teknos joinery coatings, in keeping with their Scandinavian heritage, are

water based, with VOC levels significantly below current and proposed legislative levels, and free of all heavy metal additives. Protecting our environment