Coastal Windows and Doors is now able to offer a wide range of timber look aluminium products. Decorative Imaging leads the Australian Market in photo imaging and offers a pioneering range of finished aluminium building products. We are now able to offer our customers a new look in their aluminium windows and doors. Decowood is a textured woodgrain finish for aluminium windows and doors. There are numerous reasons why Decowood is Australia’s favourite timber look:
Beautiful: Just like timber, DecoWood creates an environment of warmth and style
Durable: DecoWood is 50% more durable than standard powder coating and will never peel or rub off. Unlike timber, aluminium is resistant to termite attack, and it will never warp or rot
Sustainable: No logging, no harmful greenhouse gases from paints and stains and no worries recycling it at the end of its life
Effortless: No sanding, painting, staining or oiling required. Lightweight aluminium is quick and easy to install
Australian: Decorative Imaging is entirely Australian-owned and -operated, and our product range is available nation-wide
Quality: Made from the highest quality materials available, DecoWood withstands harsh environmental conditions and fully complies with Australian and international standards for quality
What products can DecoWood be used for?
DecoWood can be applied to any aluminium or steel product. DecoWood is most commonly used for aluminium windows, doors, cladding, decking, fences, gates, louvre windows, aluminium plantation shutters and steel garage doors. Decorative Imaging has its own range of building products that come with the DecoWood finish: DecoDeck, DecoClad, DecoSlat, and DecoBatten
How is DecoWood made?
DecoWood is a powder coated finish that is baked on to the surface of the aluminium. It is not a stuck-on film and cannot rub or peel off.
The metal is first treated, then coated with Super Durable powder. A photographic image of the woodgrain is then transferred into the powder coating and baked on.
What maintenance is required?
Unlike timber, DecoWood never needs painting or staining. However just like any other powder coated aluminium, DecoWood should be cleaned every six months. The effects of UV-light, pollution, dirt, grime and salt deposits can all accumulate on your powder coated surface over time. Regular maintenance will extend the effective life of powder coating and protect the warranty requirements.
How to clean your DecoWood?
1. Carefully remove any loose deposits with a wet sponge.
2. Use a cloth and a mild household detergent solution to remove dust, salt and other deposits.
3. Rinse off with fresh water.
Avoid using detergents that recommend the use of gloves when handling them. In areas where pollutants are more prevalent, especially coastal or industrial regions, cleaning should be carried out more frequently (i.e. every three months).
Does DecoWood scratch?
The DecoWood finish is a thicker coating than standard powder coating, and like standard powder coating scratching is not a significant issue. It is also more difficult to scratch than timber.
In the unlikely event of damage to the DecoWood finish, treatments are available depending on the severity of the scratch. A surface scratch can simply be polished out as you would do with a scratch on your car. Deeper scratches can also be remedied using colour-matched touch up paints.
Does DecoWood fade?
All materials will change colour when exposed to UV light –the paint finish on your car, the clothes on your line, and so on.
When it comes to DecoWood, the extent of colour change is influenced by factors such as the colour itself, the aspect, the design of the structure and the environment. However, DecoWood changes colour within the allowable limits set by the relevant International and Australian standards, and Decorative Imaging warrants the finish accordingly.
How close to the ocean can DecoWood be used?
DecoWood is a Super Durable powder coating and can therefore be used directly next to salt water.
Can I apply DecoWood to existing windows or doors?
No, DecoWood can only be applied to new products.
What textures are available?
A number of different textures are available to suit your preference and project requirements. The standard texture has a natural, woodgrain feel, but alternatives include:
o Anti-slip (limited colour range)