Sansin is the global leader in environmentally-friendly wood protection. Since 1986, we’ve been focused on creating the best performing, most beautiful water-borne wood finishes in the world.
Our innovative research and development program has made us the leader in developing environmentally-friendly alternatives to traditional wood coatings and preservatives. With a growing network of dealers across Canada, the United States, Western Europe and Australasia, Sansin Enviro Stains are fast becoming the worldwide choice for customers who demand the absolute best in performance and beauty for both residential and commercial buildings. Sansin is headquartered in Ontario, Canada with offices in The Netherlands and Rhode Island.
Every day at Sansin, our passion for what we do drives us to find ways to protect wood better.
For more than 35 years, the Sansin Corporation has been exclusively dedicated to the development of enviro-friendly, water-borne wood finish technologies that make wood beautiful, durable and easy to maintain. Sansin’s wood coatings utilize a unique water-borne alkyd formula that combines the benefits of both oil- and water-based coatings but in a formula with much lower VOC (volatile organic compounds) levels.
Additionally, rather than using toxic dyes in the colorant system, Sansin utilizes nano technology to create pure pigments ground so fine that they deliver remarkably vibrant, uniform and long-lasting color. Because the finishes don’t form a film on top of the wood, the coatings won’t crack, chip or peel. Water-borne finishes also dry faster, allowing additional coats to be applied in one day rather than waiting a day or two between coats. When properly applied, the coatings offer superior UV protection and lasting durability that enables log home owners to extend the time between maintenance coats.
Every day, we work with our clients to meet and anticipate their needs better. And every day at Sansin, we fulfill the promise of naturally perfect wood protection.
Certifications & Memberships
- Timber Framers Guild
- Canadian Wood Council
- BC Log & Timber Association
- Engineered Wood Technology Association
Brands & Products
Technical Sales Representative
Award Winning Projects
Each year, Sansin awards the Wood Design & Building Sansin Award. The Sansin Award is part of the renowned Wood Design & Building Awards Program, which recognizes and celebrates the outstanding work of visionaries around the world who achieve excellence in wood architecture