Going green – how to spot a truly ‘low-VOC’ product

For individuals working in the manufacturing industries, contact with volatile organic compounds – also known as VOCs – can be a daily occurrence. From lacquers and paint strippers to cleaning solvents and glues – all of these materials release organic compounds during use, and to some degree, can still linger in consumers’ homes when used […]

Minimising dust and other hazardous compounds in the workshop

The dangers of dust and other hazardous compounds in the woodworking and manufacturing industries are widely recognised; however, it can be all too easy to forget about these when your focus is on the project at hand. Many activities create dust, including cutting, milling, grinding, sanding and even clearing up spillages; which, if managed incorrectly, […]

FAQ – How can I prevent wood surfaces greying?

The worn, silvered look is a trend which has risen in popularity in recent years. However, for manufacturers who want to maintain the natural golden colours and textures of a wood surface, preventing greying is an ongoing issue.  In this latest blog, we discuss why this happens and what you can do to prevent wood […]

Meet the team – Kara Jones – Colour Technician

Kara plays an integral role in our operations team, primarily overseeing the paint mixing department to make sure everything is running smoothly (excuse the pun!). As part of her role in the operations team, Kara is in charge of our colour matches and always receives excellent feedback from our customers on the precision of her […]

Meet the team – Richard Albon – Managing Director

Redwood Innovations was set up thirteen years ago by Richard and has since become widely recognised as an outstanding supplier of Hesse Lignal lacquers, abrasives and adhesives to the marine, furniture & shopfitting manufacturing industries. With extensive knowledge of wood finishes, abrasive and adhesives, Richard plays an extremely active role in not just the running […]

Meet the team – Marcus Cowley – General Manager

Marcus has been at Redwood Innovations for two years now and plays a vital role in the day-to-day running of the business as General Manager. With extensive experience in the luxury, prime and super-prime residential and commercial markets, Marcus has an excellent understanding of our customers and their needs. As part of his role at […]

Reducing processing times on wood surfaces with Hesse’s FANTASTIC FILL primer

Priming wood surfaces can take several hours, but with Hesse’s FANTASTIC-FILL primer professionals could save up to 50% in coats and processing times. For a first-class finish, primer is a necessity which should form the foundation of any wood-finishing project.  When applied properly, primers improve a wood’s surface adhesion for spraying, protect against wear and […]

Meet the team – Caroline Tyler – Technical Consultant

Caroline has been at Redwood for almost six years now, taking the official title of Technical Consultant. Using her specialist coatings knowledge, Caroline offers second-to-none support for our customers in the marine, shopfitting and furniture manufacturing industries – helping them to achieve a first-class finish across their whole production line. With her extensive experience, Caroline […]

FAQ – Why are my wood veneers yellowing?

Yellowing on wood veneers is an issue many craftsman face and one of the most common queries we receive is “why are my wood veneers yellowing?”. The problem here often lies with the type of lacquers professionals use. Many sprayers use pre-catalysed lacquer to finish wood surfaces, due to its cost-effectiveness and durability. Whilst these […]

Best practises for spraying in cold weather

January and February are statistically the cruellest months in the UK for cold weather and can present a series of issues for those who regularly use lacquers. However, developing a deeper understanding of how low temperatures affect lacquer application and storage can help professionals be better prepared. In an ideal world, lacquers should be applied […]

Redwood’s 2019 kitchen trends predictions

The kitchen is the heart of the home for many and over the years we’ve seen the design elements of kitchens evolve dramatically. From a class country feel to modern, warehouse-style cabinets – a lot can be achieved simply by the type of lacquer you use. With this in mind, we’re rounding up some of […]

New Hesse Lignal Portable Colour Reader

  – Finding the colour tone within 1 second – More than 90% time saving compared to traditional colour search with colour cards – Data base containing about 5000 shades from RAL Classic, RAL Design, NCS S Everybody knows the situation: Colour tones need to be selected according to a reference sample. For example, the […]

Hesse Lignal Marine Interior Catalogue

The new Hesse Lignal Marine Interior catalogue is now available to download – call us on 02392 233310 or email sales@redwoodinnovations.co.uk to reserve your copy today and we’ll send it out to you by post as soon it has been printed. DOWNLOAD HERE

Spraying PU Paint in temperatures of over 20 degrees Celsius?

As you will be aware spraying PU paint in warmer temperatures can have an effect on the finish achieved. If you are spraying in temperatures over 20 degree Celsius then you may be finding that it is drying very fast. To counteract this use the Hesse Lignal DV4935 slow thinners which will slow the drying […]

Hesse Lignal – Creative Metallic

A wide range of shades for wood, plastic and glass An unlimited effect variety by mixing of colour tones Another highlight of the Hesse Lignal range is the new metallic colour card. In it we have selected 112 different metallic shades. The appropriate Hesse CREATIVE-METALLIC colour lacquer DB 46555-colour tone offers an unlimited effect variety, since all […]

Fantastic Fill – One Coat Primer System

Hesse Lignal says it has revolutionised the paint industry with the launch of its Fantastic Fill primer, a primer that saves up to 50% in coats and processing times. Fantastic Fill is a polyurethane isolation primer with excellent body and remarkable surface smoothness, which in parallel optimises sanding characteristics and shortens the sanding process. It […]

Sianet – The powerful net-backed abrasive

The special net structure of 7900 sianet and 7500 sianet CER enables dust-free working with the highest sanding performance. The ceramic grit in 7500 sianet CER provides the highest removal rate and longest lifetime. Compared with conventional coated abrasives, sianet is characterised by its high removal rate combined with a long lifetime. Its open net […]