If you’re recently seen our new Sikkens page in the shop, you’ve noticed most of the Sikkens can images either have a smaller sikkens label or one that just reads PPG ProLuxe. We would like to assure you, while the name has changed over time the product has NOT changed.
In 1999, when the PaintSource website was launched, the Sikkens brand was owned by Akzo Nobel. Akzo Nobel first introduced the Sikkens brand to the United States in the 1990’s, and for nearly 20 years the name Sikkens is what we all knew.
That changed in 2013 when Akzo Nobel sold their North American Architectural Coatings division to PPG. This purchase by PPG included the Sikkens line of wood finishes in North America. However, since Akzo Nobel still used the Sikkens brand name in other markets around the world, PPG was required to gradually transition the Sikkens brand name to new brand name per the sale. In doing so PPG added “ProLuxe” to the brand name around 2015.
At first PPG still featured the Sikkens name on the can but added “ProLuxe” just beneath it. As time passed the Sikkens name grew smaller and the “ProLuxe” name became more prominent on the can. Eventually PPG removed the “Sikkens” name from the can label altogether and now only features the “PPG ProLuxe” label design.
In addition to the main label name, PPG also dropped all additional Akzo Nobel trademarked names found on the labels. Such as “Cetol”, “DEK”, and “Rubbol”. The product isn’t changing, ONLY the name. So while you might be looking for “Cetol 1 RE Wood Finish” know that the new product name is now called “1 Primary RE Wood Finish”.
We’ve included a table below to show all the past and current names of the the products you are probably looking for:
|Sikkens Old Name||PPG ProLuxe NEW Name|
|Cetol 1 RE Wood Finish||1 Primary RE Wood Finish|
|Cetol 23 Plus RE Wood Finish||23 Top Coat RE Wood Finish|
|Cetol DEK Wood Finish||Premium Deck Wood Finish|
|Cetol Door & Window Wood Finish||Door & Window Wood Finish|
|Cetol Log & Siding Wood Finish||Log & Siding Wood Finish|
|Cetol Maintenance RE Wood Finish||Maintenance RE Wood Finish|
|Cetol SRD RE Wood Finish||SRD RE Wood Finish|
|Cetol SRD Semi-Transparent Wood Finish||SRD Semi-Transparent Wood Finish|
|Cetol SRD Wood Finish||SRD Wood Finish|
|Rubbol Solid Wood Finish||Premium Solid Stain Wood Finish|
PaintSource still carries the same quality products, and while the name has changed, the product formulas are still the same with the PPG ProLuxe label.
We hope this will help with any confusion the name change may cause, especially our long time customers who are searching for Sikkens and received a PPG ProLuxe label on their can.