Backed by over thirty years of proven performance with large commercial, residential and mass timber wood buildings and structures, Sansin is the global leader in developing high-performance industrial and factory finishes that set the benchmark for environmentally friendly formulas.
Our innovative research and development program has made us the leader in developing environmentally-friendly alternatives to traditional, solvent based wood coatings and preservatives. With a growing network of dealers across Canada, the United States, Western Europe, New Zealand and Russia, Sansin water-borne finishes are fast becoming the world-wide choice for customers who demand the absolute best in performance and beauty for their buildings.
No matter the type of substrate, design or building challenge, Sansin offers a wide range of fire retardants, undercoat treatments, finishes, and preservatives to get the job done right – and more naturally.
Specially formulated for factory settings and machine application, Sansin finishes deliver the color, durability and performance that architects, engineers and builders can count on. Sansin also offers architects and other professionals a unique program, called Sansin Iris, to help achieve coating quality and maintenance objectives. And, once the project is complete, we invite the owner to participate in Sansin Care for personalized service for proactive maintenance.
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Architectural Finishes for Beauty and Durability
Precision Coat SDF is Sansin’s flagship exterior finish and specially formulated for factory finishing with oils and resins that penetrate into the wood, providing outstanding weather and UV protection in a wide range of natural, semi-transparent and even solid colors. For a richer, fuller finisher, SDF Topcoat can be used as part of the SDF system.
And because SDF is designed to be highly water-repellent, it’s a natural choice for homes and structures in moisture-rich environments. Not only does SDF protect the outside of your wood, its water-borne formula also protects the inside by allowing the wood to “breathe” which helps prevent moisture from getting trapped in the wood and causing rot.
Purity Stain and Clears for Interior
Precision Coat Purity Interior Stain and a range of Interior Clear Topcoats will transform your home interior with defined grain and rich, even color.
Many interior coatings contain harsh solvents that release highly toxic fumes – known as VOCs – into the air long after application. Purity Interior 0-VOC Stain Base uses nature’s own solvent, water. Application is simple and trouble-free, with no unsightly splatter or brush-marks.
Because we use pure pigments, the color of your Purity Interior finish will be extraordinary – and with near-zero VOCs, unlike the high VOCs in finishes containing dyes.
Purity Interior Stain is UV resistant, fast drying, washable and non-flammable with easy soap and water clean-up. For a topcoat, Purity Floor, Glacier or Clear formulas will deliver a beautiful finish.
KP-12 is an outstanding low VOC penetrating protective undercoat for timbers, dimensional laminated lumber and engineered wood components like CLT that enhances dimensional stability and protects wood from UV degradation and moisture absorption. Using KP-12 dramatically improves topcoat performance, while also protecting wood during the manufacturing and construction process and reducing in situ preparation and top coat application costs. KP-12 is tintable and can be utilized as the first coat of an architectural system. It comes in two formulas – KP-12 W and KP-12 UVW.
Fire Retardant Finishes
Sansin offers three fire retardant finishes for interior and non-exposed exterior.
SDF FR is a fast-drying finish that forms an ignition barrier and reduces flame spread, available in clear or colored tones. Can be used for ceilings, walls and protected soffits. It has excellent adhesion properties and is spray-applied as part of a two-coat system. Class B protection. Available in standard and architectural custom colors.
FireStop99 is a clear, low-VOC wood toned finish designed to intumesce in the presence of heat and flame. FireStop99 is the ultimate flame spread protection in a beautiful interior wood finish and provides “Class A” flame spread protection that conforms to ASTM E84 and Canadian Standard CAN/ULC S-102-M88.
FireStop97 features the same flame spread protection in one coat, but is available in a solid color finish. FireStop97 is available in white, pastel or light-colored wood tones and provides “Class A” flame spread protection that conforms to ASTM E84 and Canadian Standard CAN/ULC S-102-M88.
Sansin IRIS is a one-of-a-kind consultation service that helps architects and other design and engineering professionals achieve wood coating quality and maintenance objectives. Contact us today to learn more.