Frequently Asked Questions - Processing and finishing

Can Plexwood also deliver finished products?

Plexwood delivers semi-finished products, through finishing the end result and colour combination is determined. For Acoustic, Plexwood not only provides the semi-finished products but provides treatment services as well (flame retardant or other according to your wishes)


What is important to know before treating or finishing Plexwood?

Plexwood is composed of end grain wood and wood with the grain, the absorption rate and the hardness of the veneer layers differ, and this has consequences for the treatment and finish of it, please see the general guidelines for the professional for the treatment and finish of Plexwood, which are included on this website for each type of product


Can Plexwood be treated in the same way as one always treats wood?

Treatment for Plexwood differs significantly from other wood products, Plexwood is composed of end grain wood and wood with the grain, the absorption rate and the hardness of the veneer layers differ, and this has consequences for the treatment and finish of it, to prevent unexpected effects or problems, read our installation guidelines, treatment and finish advice, and when possible, run a test beforehand


Does the processing and treating of Plexwood require specific materials and machinery?

Yes, Plexwood does require specific finishing materials and machinery, for more information please see our installation and finishing advice, under 'kinds of wood' and 'products'


Can Plexwood be processed using a waterjet, CNC machine, or laser cutter?

In most cases this is possible, but because this is very product-specific, please contact us to discuss the options


What can be done when it is unclear whether the finishing product that is intended to be used is indeed suitable for Plexwood?

Please contact the manufacturer of the product in question directly, and ask them if the product is suitable for application onto a combined product in which end grain wood has been processed, run a test if necessary


Can a whitewash or colour be applied onto Plexwood?

There are various possibilities of introducing pigment onto the wood, such as a whitewash, a varnish, oil, or wax, it is also possible to apply a primer to enhance the colour, always choose an appropriate colouring agent, as not all acrylics and water-based varnishes are suitable for Plexwood. Generally, very thin or diluted agents are not appropriate. The manufacturer of the product in question can inform you whether their product is suitable, and if necessary, run a test


Can the effects of a certain finishing product be tested on a sample of Plexwood?

It is possible to request a sample to run a test


Is it advisable to run a test with the intended finishing product?

This is advisable, it is possible to request a sample of Plexwood (most of the times this is free of charge) to run a test


What can be done when a very specific finish is being considered, or when more information about finishing or processing is required?

This website is intended to inform you about Plexwood in general terms, but it can never replace personal advice, for this reason you can always contact us for more information

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