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Make Wood Good

Do it once, do it right.

Marine quality wood care products for all your needs, from the largest wooden ship to the smallest DIY work.

Dedicated to making your beautiful wood mainainable, durable and viable.

Make Wood Good Supply CPES in the UK and Europe

In addition we stock  a few other high quality products, such as Varnish, Sealants, Backer rod, Gloves and ancillaries which you may require to complete your job.

Let us know if there is a product we don’t stock, we are always looking to improve our range.

Why 'Make Wood Good'?

We love wood and believe more people would use this versatile material if its maintenance requirements were lower. At Make Wood Good we aim to help you do it once and do it right, reducing maintenance time and costs to make Wood a preferred material. We aim to provide products that protect, preserve and restore you wood to a high standard.

So Why Smiths Clear Penetrating Epoxy Sealer™ (CPES™)?

Dr S Dakin – Managing Director

It has never been easy to buy CPES in the UK, and with some major restoration work due on my house, from the priming of new oak window frames to the restoration and repair of softwood and hardwood structural timbers, I had to acquire some more. After a short while I had my Victor Kiam / Remington moment, and not having enough money to ‘buy the company I liked so much’, decided to establish a distribution arrangement instead.

I have used it for both restoration of rotten wood and preservation of new wood as the ultimate primer; for this second purpose it is marketed in America as  ‘MultiWoodPrime™’. CPES and MultiWoodPrime are exactly the same product, labelled to convey the two distinct functions it performs so well. Manufacturers of wooden products can use it to enhance their reputations by massively extending the life of their products whilst reducing the maintenance costs of the paint or varnish finish.

Shipping CPES to the UK and Europe

We are based in England, and suppy across the whole of Europe. We have just negotiated a deal with a new carrier, and are adding shipping routes now. If you don’t have a route to you, please contact us and we will work on your route as a priority.

We shall also be offering DDP (Customs and duty paid) shipments.  These are significantly cheaper for you the Consignee, and all customs, duty and import fees are charged up front with the shipping costs.

Shipping costs are calculated during checkout. You may gain an idea of likely costs from our Shipping and Handling page.

Wholesale: Wholesale supply agreements are available for retailers wishing to stock these remarkable products.

Which Countries can we supply to?

Make Wood Good can supply to the following regions:

  • England
  • Scotland
  • Wales
  • Northern Ireland
  • All of Mainland Europe (contact us if no route to you has been established yet)

European supply is currently being re-established. We will be offering Duty paid services, which work out cheaper in the long run for the consignee. You can also order from our European Partner in Scandinavia – Lignu

Uses of Clear Penetrating Epoxy Sealer

Preservation – As a Primer For Wood

Application of Clear Penetrating Epoxy Sealer (CPES or MultiWoodPrime) to new timber offers some remarkable advantages to anything constructed from wood. It creates a breathable sealant, penetrating deeply into new timber, especially on vulnerable areas such as end grain. Used as the ultimate primer it promotes adhesion of your top coat, making it last much longer and reducing maintenance costs. This saves time, money and the environment. From boats to window frames, it’s just solid commercial sense, do it once, do it right, make wood good!

Manufacturing – Priming New Exterior Wood To Increase Durability

If you are manufacturing wooden products, how well they last and how good they look defines the quality of your product. Application of MultiWoodPrime at manufacture will offer an additional revenue stream for your joinery shop. It will enhance your reputation for quality and durability and customer satisfaction. Further it will significantly reduce the maintenance costs of your product if it is exposed to the elements.
Ideally suited to anyone manufacturing: Doors, Window Frames, Outdoor Furniture, Sheds, Gates, Timber (or part timbered) Buildings.

Bulk Packs for Manufacturers. Larger sizes of most products are available for use by manufacturing businesses wishing to offer these remarkable products to their customers. If you make wooden doors, windows, sheds, fences or any other wood products that are exposed to the elements, then please contact us for further details. The longer your product lasts and looks good, the better it reflects on you.

Restoration – Curing Rot, Consolidating and Recovering Profiles

Restore don’t replace.

It saves time, money and the environment all at once.
Damaged wood can be made good, and resistant to further attack by rot and insects using a combination of CPES and Fill-It. Make Wood Good sell dedicated repair kits to affect repairs to rotten timbers and masonry cracks at a discounted price.

Technical Assistance

Make Wood Good pride ourselves on our technical assistance for all classes of restoration projects, including Maritime, Property Repair and historic building restoration.

Further we can provide assistance with new build exterior timber projects to reduce maintenance requirements and enhance durability of the finished product, and it’s paint or varnish finish.

There are real people on the phone on +44 (0)1732 824 700. Use the contact us form to discuss by email.


Smith and Co. have a number of distributors. We work together to distribute these products as effectively, and to as many destinations, as we can.

Distributors exist in the following areas. Please click on the links to go directly to their home page if these areas are appropriate for you.

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Make Wood Good Ltd.
Average rating:  
 47 reviews
 by Bill Lawson
gluing snapped shotgun stock

this is a best quality Garbi sidelock 45 years old. Very dense walnut. Action over oiled so quite bad oil penetration. Stock snapped with very serated break just behind where pin secures top strap to trigger plate. I used methylene chloride to clean the surfaces then washed with hot water. Dremel tool to clean away some old useless glue.Followed your instructions letting broken ends sit up for 15 minutes with resin in place Clamped with rubber at sash clamp faces not pulled up too tight. The repair exceeded all hopes. I have not fired the gun yet but I think there will be no trouble.

 by Steven
Brembo Slave Cylinder repair kit

Arrived promptly, fitted and now no longer leaks! As a bonus the clutch action is marginally lighter and smoother.

 by Peter Lockwood-Goose
Excellent product.

I used CPES to harden an old tree stump to use as a base for a resin table. I had been using a ready to use wood hardener for other projects but worked out the amount I would need it would be very expensive, so I looked for an alternative and came across this product, and I'm so glad I did, yes it is expensive but the amount you get and the easy way you apply it plus it soaks in a lot better than other products I have used, it eventually works out cheaper than other products for the quantity I need. I will be buying more when I need to harden a large area.

 by M .A
Cpes wood treatment

I used the c.p.e.s on my boat transom along withe the flexible wood filler ,the area i treated and repaired feel so much stronger .Easy to apply ,happy with result.
Serice was excellent and delivery very quick .Would deffinatley recomend this product .

 by Alastair Currie
Bathroom Refit Use

I have used this product on my boat and left a previous review, that was positive. On this occasion I bought replacement tins for a bathroom refurbishment. A burr elm bathroom sink base was treated with CPES which hardly darkened the wood at all and in fact enhanced the grain and burrs. Later I applied a hard wax to the base which adhered well. The bathroom fitters commented positively on the finish. The bathroom is all having shiplap wood finish, from random cuts of various reclaimed wood. This is kiln dried post cutting. The CPES soaked in well and after 3 coats, on wood that was light weight with a larger cell, lore structure (mostly pine I think). Again the darkening was very slight and did not impact the natural silvering / greying of the reclaimed wood. I left the shiplap with just the CPES finish as I wanted the wood to be unfinished. I am confident that the product provides an excellent rot barrier.

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Who are We? Make Wood Good Ltd (Registered in England with number 1287422) are the UK and European distributors for the products of Smith and Co. We are a small family business, passionate about natural wood, and doing things right first time. We registered for VAT on the 21st of July 2020, and will supply invoices with VAT displayed separately from that date.

Products: Steve Smith is the scientist behind Smith and Co. and is the creator of their range of sealants and adhesives. It is the intention of Make Wood Good Ltd. to stock the entire range of products produced by Smith and Co.