Who are Make Wood Good?
Exitm, trading as Make Wood Good Uk, Limited (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.
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, or use the contact us form to discuss by email.
What do Make Wood Good Sell?
Steve Smith is the scientist behind Smith and Co. and is the creator of their range of sealants and adhesives. Make Wood Good Uk Ltd. stock most of the products produced by Smith and Co. In addition we sell Varnish, Sealants, Backer rod, Gloves and ancillary products to assist with specialist tasks.
CPES to seal, consolidate and restore timber.
MultiWoodPrime to extend the life of wood and cure premature varnish or paint failure.
Fill-It to restore the surface on decayed timber.
Oak and Teak Epoxy glue, the All wood glue to fasten all woods, including oily or acidic timbers, reliably and permanently.
Damp Concrete Primer for priming and sealing concrete and paving
Why ‘Make Wood Good’?
We love wood, and believe that many more people would use this lovely material if it’s maintenance requirements were lower. Lower maintenance wood is good wood, that will be used by more people. If you did not have to paint them so often, more people would choose wooden windows rather than UPVC, and the world would be more beautiful as a result. CPES completely cures premature varnish failure, and drastically reduces maintenance costs of painted or varnished timber as a result.
So Why Smiths Clear Penetrating Epoxy Sealer™ (CPES™)?
I have used this remarkable product, also known as CPES™ in America and Lignu Impregnating Epoxy in Scandinavia, for a number of years now. 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.
It has never been easy to buy 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.
Smiths CPES manufacturing in Europe
We were mufacturing CW formula CPES in Europe, until a problem with the outsourced manufacturign company brought an end to that arrangment. We are currently importing and repckaging into fully Reach compliant Euro packaging, in Litre rather than US Imperial cans. It is our intention to resume manufacturing durign 2021 once suitable facilities can be found.
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. Whether painted or varnished, application of MultiWoodPrime at manufacture will offer an additional revenue stream for your joinery shop, whilst enhancing your reputation for quality and durability. Further it will significantly reduce the maintenance costs of your product if it is exposed to the elements, enhancing customer satisfaction.
Ideally suited to anyone manufacturing: Doors, Window Frames, Outdoor Furniture, Sheds, Gates, Timber (or part timbered) Buildings or any other exterior wood product.
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 containing the ingredients required to affect repairs to rotten timbers and masonry cracks at a discounted price.
Smith and Co. have a number of distributors and we will 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.
- Scandinavia – Lignu – Internet Supply
- America – Smith and Co – Manufacturer
- America – Rot Doctor – Internet Supply
- America – Star Distributing – Internet Supply
- America – Fisheries Supply – Internet Supply
- Canada – British Columbia
- Canada – Ontario – Owen Sound
- Canada – Ontario – Toronto
Reviews of Make Wood Good
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Found this on a Google search, rang the company for advise and ordered some to repair a plywood ramp on my box trailer. CPES is even better than I hoped it was, the plywood is now rock hard and reusable. It was easy to use but work in a ventilated space as the solvent is quite strong.
Excellent service. Email queries answered promptly. Happy with my purchase of CPES which turns decayed wood into something like a coating of non-rotting ‘plastic’ has to be good.
I bought both CPES and Layup and Laminating Epoxy. Both products work really well and have allowed me to fix up my rotting workskshop.
The service was excellent. I had some problems which were solved quickly with a quick email to MakeWoodGood
Originally ordered in 2017, but took so long to arrive (posted via Belgium due to postage regulations on CPES - so went via 3 different postal systems instead of one and took over a month to arrive) I had to make other repairs.
Finally was able to use the kit CPES and small (12 oz) filler. Also ordered 2 pt filler.
Used it to restore several well rotted sash windows, both sashs and the sills, first removed all the old filler I'd had to use previously, then used CPES to strengthen remaining timber forming remains of tenon joints, put in dowls and replaced all the missing timber using Smiths Fill-it Epoxy filler working into all the joints, old bolt holes (had used metal plates to hold joints together), dowls and voids, on the stiles and rail at bottom of each sash. Also used both to rebuild the bottom corners of the sash frames.
Finally painted the frames and sashs white as they live in south facing positions and are subject to very strong and hot sunshine often reaching well over 40 deg C.
Still have quite a lot CPES and Fill-it Epoxy left and still have 5 more windows in varying states of repair to attend to.
Main advantage of this system is the working life of the mixed products, (an hour plus against 5' for other products).
In order to accurately mix products I use some medical measures for the CPES to mix between 10 - 30 ml of each, and a set of scales which measure up to 200 grams by 0.01 grams, for the Fill-it Epoxy.
Made up a table using a spread sheet to calculate required weights of component B relative to component A ranging from 2.5 grams to 50 grams by 2.5 steps, so easy to mix relevant amounts according to the job in hand.
Use a small double ended metal scraper to both extract fill-it, mix it, and then fill holes. Using an old piece of plastic sheet cut from old icecream lid as a pallet for the mixing. Can get very accurate amounts and little waste which, considering the cost of the kit, is necessary for someone working on a budget but requiring perfect results.
Can also use the Fill-it epoxy for modeling and fixing other items other than wood so useful to have as a general purpose glue.
I found the service excellent.Order arrived swiftly. The product did not disappoint. I would highly recommend you and your product.