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Nano coating for wood Pansar | Water-repellent treatment for wood

Do you want to make your wood water-repellent without painting or staining it? Pansar is a unique presevative nano-coating and water-repellent treatment for wood. Ideal for – for example – decking, terraces or fences made of coniferous wood.

Based on nanotechnology, Pansar closes the pores of the wood, making it water-repellent. The wood remains vapor permeable, but it no longer absorbs water. This helps to conserve the wood and it makes cleaning easier.

  • Long-term protection and preservation of the wood
  • Prevents algae, so for example a decking does not become slippery after a rain shower
  • Protects surfaces against algae, oil, dirt, water and UV radiation
  • The wood retains its structure and natural appearance, there is no visible layer on the wood.
  • The breathability of the wood is preserved.
  • Ecological protection, without solvents or other harmful substances.
Water repellent treatment for wood

Want to make your wood water-repellent?

Why would you use a nano coating for wood?

Do you want to protect your wood against moisture without having to do a lot of maintenance? And do you want to preserve the natural appearance of the wood? Then Pansar is a very suitable product for you.

Pansar 1+2

Pansar 1+2 is a deep nano coating that makes wood water-repellent without placing a visible layer on it. Through a two-step treatment, the nano-coating penetrates deep into the wood. The result? The wood is protected for 10 – 15 years. Pansar 1+2 contains no harmful substances and is totally ecological. Ideal for a wooden deck, terrace, wooden fences, fences and wooden garden furniture. Also used on saunas, paneling and wooden facades. Particularly suitable for untreated, open wood, such as pine, spruce, Douglas fir, scaffolding wood and larch.

Pansar Lätt

Pansar Lätt is a light nano-treatment, which must be repeated annually. It is very easy to use thanks to the handy spray bottle it comes in.This nano product is completely ecological as well. Pansar Lätt is often used to protect garden tables made of tropical hardwood such as teak and bankirai. Can also be applied on painted wood, unlike Pansar 1+2.

The result of nano-coating on wood is a water-repellent protection in which the wood remains completely natural. The wood color will not remain completely the same, but the wood will have a lighter appearance and will age less darkly. After a rain shower you will see that the wood does not soak up the water, but it beads off. Because algae cannot grow in, your wooden decking will not become slippery.

Decking witn nano coating, Water-repellent treatment for wood
Decking after a rain shower without (left) and with Pansar treatment (right)

Pansar 1+2: Water-repellent treatment for wood

nano coating on a wooden fence
A wooden fence treated with Pansar 1+2

Pansar 1+2 is an ecological treatment that consists of two components: a nano base and an oil coat. The nano coating penetrates deep into the wood and protects your decking, terraces and fences in the long term (about 10-15 years). The Pansar products do not contain solvents or other harmful substances.

The treatment of the wood ensures that nanoparticles penetrate the wood and settle there. This prevents water from penetrating into the wood. The wood becomes water-repellent and water rinses off or remains on the surface of the wood. This ensures that dirt cannot penetrate into the wood and wood rot does not stand a chance.

Pansar 1+2 is based on nanotechnology and the main component is silicon dioxide. This penetrates deep into the wood and makes it a durable, vapour-permeable, breathable surface.

Our nano coating protects the wood against water, oil, dirt and UV radiation, which preserves the wood. The wood will still age in the sun, but it will usually darken less. It gets a pleasant, slightly weathered appearance..

Pansar 1+2 is only suitable for untreated wood. Pansar works well on spruce, pine, Douglas fir and larch wood. On hardwood such as teak or bankirai it is possible to use Pansar1+2, but you have to be extra precise. In this case, make sure to get extra advice from us for getting the best results.

Pansar Lätt (see below on the page) is also suitable for processed wood and tropical hardwood.

Applying nano coating Pansar 1+2: step by step

It is not complicated to apply Pansar 1+2, but it does require some attention and care. Pansar contains no harmful substances so there’s no need for protective gear while applying. Consumption is approx. 1 liter for 10 m².

  1. Cleaning the wood

    Pansar 1+2 can only be applied to untreated, open wood. If the wood is impregnated or if there’s oil in your wood, make sure that you first clean and degrease it very well.

    The wood surface must be dry and completely free of dust and dirt. Pansar works like a magnifying glass, everything remains – and becomes even more – visible. If necessary, clean the wood by lightly sanding it with 80 grit and scrubbing with soapy water. The soap residue must be removed with water before applying the Pansar 1.

  2. Apply Pansar 1 (nano-base)

    Shake the product well before applying. Apply Pansar 1 to completely dry wood with a brush or roller.

    Pansar 1 should be applied thinly, it is possible to dilute up to 10% with water. If Pansar 1 is applied too thickly, the wood can turn white.

    Wait for Pansar 1 to dry before applying Pansar 2. The drying time depends on the temperature and humidity. At temperatures around 20 degrees, Pansar 1 dries in about 2-4 hours.

  3. Apply Pansar 2 (oil coat)

    Pansar 2 allows Pansar 1 to settle and react with the wood. This takes a few weeks. Pansar 2 initially makes the wood a bit darker and gives it a deeper color, in particular with tannin-containing woods. This rinses off again later so that the wood will look fully natural.

    Apply Pansar 2 with a brush and rub or “massage” the oil well into the wood. You can use a cloth for rubbing in the oil.

    Make sure that it does not rain for at least 24 hours after applying Pansar 2. After treatment with Pansar 2, the wood will appear darker. This will disappear within a few days to weeks and the wood will become lighter again.

  4. Post-treatment

    Sometimes, a white haze appears on the wood after treatment. It especially occurs with tannic woods such as teak and oak. This is caused by an overdose of Pansar 1 or by (impregnation) salts. These will disappear after a few rain showers and are technically no problem. If this annoys you, you can rub with Pansar 2 or use maintenance oil Pansar C.

  5. Cleaning work equipment

    Clean your material and brushes with soap and water.

Maintenance of water-repellent wood with Kalizeep or Pansar C

On the left side: Pansar C was used

Cleaning wood with nano coating

The easiest way to clean wood that is treated with Pansar is with water. If you want to clean more thoroughly, use Kalizeep. Do not use regular soap, it can contain sodium and affect the effect of the nano layer!

Deepen the color of the wood

If you are very fond of a dark wood color and you want to emphasize the color, you can treat the wood with Pansar C. This maintenance and cleaning oil is based on silicone. It cleans and nourishes the wood and brings out the wood colour.

Pansar Lätt: nano coating light

Pansar Lätt is a light version of Pansar 1+2. This consists of 1 component and comes in a convenient spray bottle, which makes the product very easy to use.

The advantage of Pansar Lätt is that it can be applied over wood that is painted with Moose F – unlike Pansar 1+2.

Pansär Lätt is very suitable for garden furniture, such as teak garden tables. Due to the water-repellent effect, the wood is better preserved.

Pansar Lätt penetrates less deeply into the wood as Pansar 1+2. Therefore, the effect usually wears off after about a year. Weather conditions will affect the protected layer and it becomes le effective. You can then simply clean and spray a new layer of Pansar Lätt.

The color effect of nano coating depends on the type of wood

Wood retains its natural appearance. There is no film layer on the wood: it appears to be untreated. Initially, your wood will turn dark after treatment with Pansar 2 due to the oil. This especially happens with wood that contains a lot of tannin. This disappears over time – and after some rain showers. A white haze may occur with overdose of Pansar 1. Also, when the wood contains more salt, this might happen. This too will disappear over time or after rubbing in more Pansar 2.

Below an impression of what it the above stated can look like. Picture one displays the case of applying Pansar 2 after overdosing Pansar 1. The second picture is immediately after treatment with Pansar 1 + 2 and the third picture shows the result a couple of weeks after treatment.

Effect of a water-repellent treatment wood on the long term

Because moisture cannot penetrate, it cannot break down or damage wood cells. Therefore, the wood remains a lighter color. Please note: it is impossible to keep the original wood (yellow-ish) color. In the end, UV radiation always wins. However, the wood stays lighter and weathers in a pleasant way. If you want to bring out the dark wood color again, you can occasionally treat it with Pansar C.

Some examples of Pansar 1+2 on wood:

The effect depends on the type and roughing of wood. Thanks to the magnifying glass effect, all details will become more visible.

As you can see on the picture of the scaffolding wood, the wood retains it’s beautiful and natural appearance. The wood structure remains visible, there is no noticeable layer on the wood. Nevertheless, the wood has had the water-repellent treatment.

Frank Hooijer: “Hello Jan, I wanted to send you some pictures of the sofa that has been treated with Pansar 1+2. Me and the customer are very happy with it and I will now also offer it for another outdoor project”

Creating a water-repellent surface for your wooden terrace or decking

A nano coating is particularly suitable for horizontal wood such as terraces or decking. Horizontal wood surfaces are difficult to paint, because rain, moisture and UV make the wood quickly weathered. Dirt settles on the surface and it damages because you walk over it.

Water-repellent treatment Pansar gives your wood an excellent protection. The nano coating is not visible, but ensures that the water forms droplets on the wood and does not absorb into it. The wind will eventually blow the waterdrops away or evaporate them.

Pansar protects against UV radiation, fungi, wood rot, green algae and greying. Deformation due to absorption of water is prevented. Algae cannot grow, so your deck will not become slippery in autumn and winter. It is super easy to clean your terrace with water, and possibly some Kalisoap.

Nano coating for hardwood

It is possible to use Pansar 1+2 on hardwood. Please contact us about this so we can give you a good explanation to receive the best results.

Hardwood deck and fences – especially teak and bankirai – are usually composed out of different parts of the tree. As a result, the structure is sometimes not completely even. Pre-treatments with PU and salts are also often used to initially make the wood look better and more smooth. This is not noticeable during purchase and construction, but it becomes noticeable during weathering. Pansar reacts with the wood and will emphasize the unevenness. Also, if Pansar 1 is applied too generously, it will result in a white haze. This is crystallised nano and is technically no problem, it only looks less appealing aesthetically.

By scrubbing with soapy water with Kalizeep after a few weeks and after-treatment with extra Pansar 2 or with Pansar C, this white haze effect will disappear. Reapplying cleaning oil Pansar C may be necessary annually.

Technical information


Both Pansar 1 and Pansar 2 have a consumption of 100 ml/m². For 10 m² you need approx. 1 litre. We have packaging of 1.3 L or 3 L.

Minimum temperature for application

Process at a temperature above 10° C. After application, it must not rain for at least 24 hours. It is important that between the application of Pansar 1 and Pansar 2 it does not rain. This will flush Pansar 1 because Pansar 2 fixes Pansar 1.


With a brush or roller.

Drying time

Pansar 1 dries in approximately 2 to 4 hours, depending on the temperature. Make sure that it does not rain between applications and after applying Pansar 2.


The Pansar 1 and 2 products are aqueous emulsions and completely solvent-free. Pansar 1 is reinforced with ceramic (nano) particles. Pansar 2 and Pansar C are oil treatments and contain silicones. It is not necessary to use any protective agents during application.

Is a water-repellent treatment for wood something for you?

Because nano coating for wood is not well known yet, we understand that you may have questions. Do not hesitate to contact us if you’re wondering if your Pansar is the right product for you.

We summarize it as briefly and powerfully as possible:

Pansar 1+2 nano coating

  • Penetrates deep into the wood and protects it in the long term (10-15 years).
  • Two-step treatment.
  • Only suitable for untreated wood.
  • Works well on open wood, such as pine, spruce, Douglas fir, scaffolding wood and larch.
  • Highly recommended for wooden decking, terraces, fences, garden fences and garden furniture.
  • Makes the wood darker at first, after a while the wood becomes lighter.
  • The protective layer is not visible, there is no layer on the wood.
  • The wood is protected against the harmful effects of UV, but will not be completely protected against discoloration of the wood. The wood discolours in a pleasant, light way.

Pansar Lätt nanocoating

  • Superficial nano-coating that usually needs to be repeated after one year.
  • Easy to apply with a spray bottle.
  • Suitable as a finish for painted wood.
  • Work on all types of wood.
  • Recommended for e.g. garden furniture or as extra protection.
  • Transparent protection: leaves no visible color.
  • The protective layer is not visible, there is no layer on the wood.

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