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Performance Criteria for Natural-Looking Coatings on Mass Timber Products Using Exterior Applications

https://research.thinkwood.com/en/permalink/catalogue722
Topic
Serviceability
Material
CLT (Cross-Laminated Timber)
Application
Wood Building Systems
Author
Nejad, Mojgan
Stokes, C. Elizabeth
Ohno, Katie
Organization
Forest Products Laboratory
Country of Publication
United States
Format
Report
Material
CLT (Cross-Laminated Timber)
Application
Wood Building Systems
Topic
Serviceability
Keywords
Coatings
Long-term
Outdoor Exposure
Research Status
In Progress
Summary
Newly constructed wood buildings are visually appealing but can eventually lose their beauty without proper protection. To preserve the natural beauty of wood products exposed to outdoor conditions, protective coatings should be applied to reduce the effect of weathering degradation of wood. Currently, no published work defines criteria for choosing the best coatings for mass timber products. It is vital to provide comprehensive guidelines for protecting and maintaining the appearance and increasing the durability of mass timber products. The objective of this research is to promote the application of mass timber products, especially CLT, by identifying a range of suitable coatings that can prolong performance and the natural appearance of these products used in the construction of tall buildings.
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