Modern wood paint and varnish forms such a hard surface that the wood beneath it is optimally protected – from high heels and children's toys as well as from moisture or the effects of cleaning products. It makes the wood unsusceptible but, because of its transparency, retains the grain and character of the wood.
In the meantime, wood paint and varnish is available with antibacterial properties. Thanks to nanotechnology, it fights bacteria, germs and fungi without chemical additives or disinfectants. This effect is achieved by tiny silver particles contained in the paint.
In addition, there are coatings that make the wood flame resistant. In case of a fire, if a certain temperature is exceeded, this coating expands and insulates the wood beneath it. Of course, this special transparent coating looks just like a normal wood varnish and is scratch-resistant and weather proof.