Who are We? Make Wood Good Limited (Registered in England with number 08839082) are the UK and European distributors for the products of Smith and Co. We are a small family business, run by my fiancée Michelle and myself, Stephen, who are both passionate about natural wood, and doing things right first time.
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. which are listed here:
- 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
- Layup and Laminating Epoxy to laminate timber and glass or synthetic materials
- Wood Vitality to prevent rot and insect damage, and prolong the life of wood
- Permanetrix for priming and sealing concrete and paving
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.
If you want something we don’t stock, we will try to get it for you.
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.
Shipping CPES to the UK and Europe
We are based in England, and can supply across the whole of Europe. We will try to supply to any region not covered by any of the distributors listed at the foot of this page. Shipping costs will make small orders prohibitive to some parts of the world. Shipping costs can now easily be calculated during checkout but you can 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.
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.
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.
Which Countries can we supply to:
Make Wood Good can supply the products of Smith and Co and other selected products to the following regions: England, Scotland, Wales, Ireland, Northern Ireland, Republic of Ireland, United Kingdom, UK, Europe, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Sweden, Norway, Finland, Denmark, Netherlands, Switzerland, Belgium, Turkey, Luxembourg, Cyprus, Malta, Monaco, Andorra, Poland, Romania, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Greece, Bulgaria, Iceland, Hungary, Portugal, Austria, Czech Republic, Serbia, Lithuania, Latvia, Croatia, Bosnia and Hertzegovina, Slovakia, Estonia, Moldova, Albania, Slovenia, Montenegro, Russia, Ukraine
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.
- 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
- New Zealand (email)
- Scandinavia – Lignu – Internet Supply
Reviews of MakeWoodGood
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I have used these products for over 20 years. I know the inventor personally as I had a warehouse next to his in Richmond, CA. I used to go into his shop to purchase and to discuss bonding mechanisms and restoration methods. I know the science behind these products is solid. I know they work. My review is about this company, Make Wood Good. I recently moved to Europe and thought it might be more difficult to get these products. Thank God I found Make Wood Good. I had a problem with the payment method at first, but the owner called me directly and fixed it right away on the phone and sent me the products quickly and professionally. What more do you want? Friendly service the way it should be is exactly what I received. I will purchase exclusively from this company as long as I am in Europe. If you find somebody solid and good… stick with them!!!
Very professional and helpful from the beginning to the very end.A couple of days to deliver the standard goods, a couple of weeks to find and deliver the impossible.Congratulations and thank you !!
The product is great, but the service of Stephen is even greater. I have never seen a webshop that is so fast and helpful. I requested information during a bank holiday weekend and they arranged answers, order picking and shipping during the same weekend despite the massive paperwork for shipping by truck on the bank holiday. Chapeau.
I was unsure which product to use. The staff were very helpful and friendly. The advice was second to none and very useful. The recommended product worked really well.Thanks again for all of your help.
We are renovating an old property in France and finding CEPS has been brilliant! We are keeping the old beams visible and applying CEPS has meant that we have been able to better preserve even the worst of the beams. Very easy product to use. We have already ordered our second batch! Great service and delivery from the company. Thanks