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How to use 2D wood grain to limit color fading?

Enter the world of interior and exterior decoration and products 2D grain plastic wood quickly attracted attention with its natural beauty and versatility. However, like any other material, this product also has its own disadvantages. Among them, color fading is an issue of concern.

Plastic wood products with 2D grain are faded.
Plastic wood products with 2D grain are faded.

Let's learn with Kosmos the secret to comfortably use 2D wood grain without worrying about color fading, maintaining the product's brightness and attractiveness for a long time.

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5 common grain surfaces on plastic wood products

Combining the natural beauty of wood and composite resin has created a unique and diverse product category in the world of decoration and construction – that is wood plastic composite. An important factor in creating this diversity is the different textures, including: 2D wood grain surface, 3D wood grain surface, smooth surface, striped face and plastic wood whose surface is coated with a polymer layer (plastic wood 2 leather).

Plastic wood products have many beautiful imitation wood surfaces.
Plastic wood products have many beautiful imitation wood surfaces.

Each grain offers a distinct style and incredible realism, creating design flexibility. The unique characteristics of each grain and how they affect your space and experience.

2D wood grain surface

This is the grain surface that is printed in color directly onto the surface of the plastic wood product. Wood grain patterns are reproduced realistically and vividly, creating a cozy and friendly space. Product 2D wood grain plastic wood Not only does it bring a classic and traditional look, but it also makes the living space more luxurious and impressive.

2D wood grain printing process on plastic wood floor.
2D wood grain printing process on plastic wood floor.

3D wood grain surface

We apply heat and pressure to create embossed lines and depth on the surface of plastic wood products. The 3D wood grain surface brings a more multi-dimensional and realistic feeling. Deep wood grain lines evoke curiosity and excitement, creating a unique and artistic living space. 3D wood grain plastic wood products bring a classy and interesting beauty.

The process of rolling 3D wood grain on plastic wood floor.
The process of rolling 3D wood grain on plastic wood floor.

Smooth face

Sometimes, simplicity is the most exquisite beauty. The smooth surface has no wood grain patterns or embossed motifs, suitable for spaces with modern and minimalist styles. Creating a relaxing feeling, smooth surfaced plastic wood products create an interesting and comfortable living space.

Plastic wood has a smooth surface that gives a delicate and elegant construction.
Plastic wood has a smooth surface that gives a delicate and elegant construction.

Striped face

The striped surface brings brightness and dynamism to the living space. Horizontal or vertical grain bands create an attractive pattern that attracts the eye. They make the space more spacious, suitable for both interior and exterior. In general, striped plastic wood products create a unique highlight and express your personal style.

The striped surface on plastic wood products brings brightness and dynamism to the space.
The striped surface on plastic wood products brings brightness and dynamism to the space.

2 leather plastic wood surface

The 2-skin plastic wood product line is coated with a layer of polymer on the surface. The polymer layer is tightly bonded to the plastic wood core so 100% of the product does not delaminate. The effect of this polymer layer is to help plastic wood resist scratches better.

With a 3D wood grain and striped surface, combined with a polymer coating on the surface, 2-skin plastic wood completely does not fade in the sun.

Watch more videos comparing 2-skin plastic wood floors and plastic wood floors.

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Why does 2D grain plastic wood fade?

  • Because of product characteristics:

The color of plastic wood is formed during the production process so the color of the core layer and surface layer are uniform. When the product is exposed to the environment within first 3 months After use, the color will fade slightly and reach a stable state later. Find out more Reasons why plastic wood products have color deviation here!

  • Because of UV rays:

Sunlight contains ultraviolet rays (UV rays) that can cause fading and loss of brightness 2D wood grain (wood grain is printed on the surface of plastic wood products).

  • Because of the installation area:

In interior areas or shady locations such as porches, balconies, etc., the fading of the product will be lighter than in areas exposed to harsh direct sunlight such as gates and yards. superior,…

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Degree of fading of 2D grain color of plastic wood

2D wood grain is a pattern printed on the surface of plastic wood, the printed grain cannot withstand the impact of sunlight.

  • The grain layer will be faded when exposed to direct sunlight about 3 - 6 months.
  • The grain layer will be fly completely when exposed to direct sunlight for 1 year.

To keep the beauty of the building sustainable in the exterior space, you can consider using it 3D grain plastic wood (textured type created by force and temperature), plastic wood 2 leather (type whose surface is covered with a protective polymer layer).

Using 3D wood grain plastic does not worry about color fading.
Using 3D wood grain plastic does not worry about color fading.
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Instructions for using 2D grain plastic wood properly

The most correct way to use plastic wood products with 2D grain to keep the grain color durable is:

  • Do not expose the 2D pattern to direct sunlight.
  • Do not clean them too vigorously with hard tools.

Limit installation of 2D grain plastic wood in areas exposed to direct sunlight

When choosing 2D grain plastic wood products, you MUST NOT install them in places exposed to direct sunlight.

Ink of 2D wood grain on plastic wood surface will fade when exposed to sunlight.
Ink of 2D wood grain on plastic wood surface will fade when exposed to sunlight.

Places where 2D wood grain can be installed

  • Cool, shaded location, out of sunlight.
  • Balcony - porch.
  • Ceiling tiles - balcony wall tiles.
  • Interior.
Use 2D wood grain plastic wood products in a shaded place.
Use 2D wood grain plastic wood products in a shaded place.

Places where 2D wood grain should not be installed

  • Place exposed to sunlight.
  • Facade – Signage.
  • Gate.
  • Outdoor pool deck.

>>> The 2D wood grain color on the gate door is slightly different from the sample product.

For outdoor plastic wood flooring, in addition to the 2D wood grain surface, it is also designed striped face. You can consider Use the striped side facing out, use it to catch sunlight instead of 2D printed wood grain surface.

Do not clean plastic wood with 2D grain with sharp tools

Regular cleaning is a good way to maintain the original beauty of plastic wood products. However, we should only spray water or use a mild cleaning solution to remove dirt and clean the surface of the product. If you use a brush, an industrial scrubber with a hard brush head to clean, you can accidentally blow away the wood grain color printed on the surface.

Clean 2D wood grain with an industrial scrubber to remove the color of the grain.
Clean 2D wood grain with an industrial scrubber to remove the color of the grain.

Please use the product 2D grain plastic wood with a proper care and preservation process. This will help you enjoy their beauty and convenience for a long time without having to worry about fading.

Kosmos Vietnam is always ready to advise you on any questions you may have (+ 84) 903 093 221.

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