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16 Jan 2019

Sansin Enviro Stain Specified for Community Center

The Rocky Pines Community Center serves as a large, multi-functional community space on Lower Nicola Indian Band land in British Columbia.  The building features a post and beam structure, using mass timber elements such as glue laminated beams and timbers, along with interior surfaces featuring select tight knot Ponderosa Pine.

Sansin Enviro Stain wood finishes were selected by Lubor Trubka Architects for their beauty, superior protection and low-VOC profile.  The posts and beams were undercoated with KP12-UVW, then topcoated with SDF in a custom Light Honey color.  The interior pine boards and trim were also undercoated with KP12-UVW and finished with ENS Optimum Clear.


KP12-UVW is a protective undercoating for timbers, dimensional lumber and engineered wood products that are subject to repeated wetting.  The UVW formulation protects against UV degradation and moisture absorption.   KP12 stabilizes wood components to reduce warping and checking, and will dramatically improve topcoat performance.

SDF is a penetrating finish for vertical surfaces, such as siding, decks and fences. SDF provides exceptional UV protection in a wide range of natural, semi-transparent and solid colors. Thanks to its unique waterborne formulation and proprietary nano technology colorants, SDF provides lasting protection in just one coat, enhancing the natural beauty of wood.

ENS OPTIMUM CLEAR is a highly durable clear finish which has excellent adhesion with many water- and solvent-based paints and finishes.  ENS Optimum Clear provides additional UV resistance and can be applied to wood, metal, fiberglass and composite substrates.  ENS Optimum Clear is available in Gloss and Satin finishes.