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Rubio WoodCream was chosen for the exterior cladding of this stunning residence in Hout Bay, Cape Town, because the finish mimics the look of Shou Sugi Ban (ancient Japanese technique of burning timber). This home was designed by Salt Architects and built by Musa Renovations and Projects. The home owners wanted the cladding to look modern without coming across as too “slick” or having too much sheen in the finish. Rubio WoodCream created a natural look and feel, showing the variance of the natural grain and weathered look. Besides the aesthetics, they chose this product because of the ease of application and maintenance. As the name suggests, it takes one coat per board and is incredibly easy to touch up.

“We wanted our house to sit well with the surrounding architecture and landscape. The architect designed the house to look like a very modern barn that sort of floats in the landscape. We knew we wanted the house to blend in with the scenic surrounds and decided on a black finish. It was important to us to use natural materials so the cladding needed to be solid timber. But everyone knows timber cladding can be a nightmare to maintain so we searched for something that could withstand the elements, opting for thermally treated timber seemed like the only option. We had originally wanted to go for the Shou Sugi Ban technique but this is incredibly labour intensive and is a true artform that not many local contractors can promise. We are so happy with the finished product. It ticked all the boxes and looks beautiful” – Home owners

“No sanding, priming or prepping. Touch ups require a wipe down and reapplication. It sounds too good to be true but that is the beauty of Rubio Monocoat.” – Lunawood

Client: LunaWood
Project: House Sassen, Modern Barn
Location: Hout Bay, Cape Town
Product focus: Rubio WoodCream
Colour: Aged #7
Wood specie: Scandinavian Pine
Surface area: 250m²
Architect & Design: Salt Architects
Contractor: Musa Renovations and Projects
Photography: Copyright JD Van Der Walt

Rubio WoodCream 

Provide an instant aged look for your vertical exterior wood with maximum protection.

Rubio WoodCream is a water-based cream, which makes wood water repellent after treatment. This results in a long-lasting pearl effect. Due to the cream structure, it is easy to apply, especially on vertical wood. Rubio WoodCream is available in 7 shades of grey, which gives the wood an aged look. A transparent version is also available.

  • Easy to apply due to its creamy structure
  • Water repellent character for long-lasting protection
  • Self-cleaning function
  • 100% Ecological
  • 0% VOC
  • Excellent for soft wood types

Rubio Monocoat UK
7A Vanguard Way, Battlefield Enterprise Park
Shrewsbury, SY1 3TG, United Kingdom
Tel: +44 (0)1827 59 041

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