Introduction To SIMWOOD


SIMWOOD is a simulated wood grain coating. It is an exclusive process developed by Kip Sleaford at KAT Performance Coatings.  This process can be applied to virtually any surface, in any color configuration and any wood grain or with a custom stain designed just for you. The process is one of the most advanced on the market today.

SIMWOOD is a multi-step process that is done is such a way that each piece is an original. No other part is exactly like another. Due to the way the system works, parts can be done in volume.  SIMWOOD is a similar process to KAT-KAMO but gives you a wood grain finish that is not only tough, resilient and diamond bright, but has the look and feel of a fine piece of furniture!

The SIMWOOD process can be applied to any surface to preserve the object and give it a finish that will enhance and make it a piece that will be handed down throughout generations.


SIMWOOD is a multi-step coating. It is an exclusive process developed by Kip Sleaford at KAT Performance Coatings.  SIMWOOD is so unique that we can mass produce it in an assembly line style of manufacturing. We can produce massive amounts of product in a timely manner while keeping material costs low and keeping quality at an individual piece level. Keep in mind that this is not a dip process. The average dip process takes approximately 45 to 55 minutes to complete. SIMWOOD can be done, per piece, in less than 20 minutes, complete.

Benefits of SIMWOOD

Unlike the competition SIMWOOD is not a sticker or an overlay. SIMWOOD is also not a repeating pattern. It is hand painted with the finest coating available in the world today. By hand painting each piece you will also own a unique piece of art that will not be duplicated.

Our process on your doors, windows or other items will give you an heirloom piece that will out last any other door, window, chest, gun safe, cabinet or any item that you want to match in your home.  SIMWOOD will give you the ability to match any stain or finish that you already have in your home or office.

All of SIMWOOD coatings are resistant to virtually all known chemical solvents that are on the market today. Including, lacquer thinner, brake fluid, battery acid. They all simply wipe off with a clean rag and will not damage the surface.

SIMWOOD virtually scratch and chip resistant and will take a hard hit and remain undamaged. We must say that it not impervious to abuse. If you should damage your SIMWOOD coated item, refer to our return and refurbish policy under the Warranty page .

SIMWOOD Warranty

Limited warranty against fading, discoloration, or peeling of paint. KAT Performance Coatings will warranty all parts coated by KAT Performance Coatings for 10 years. Warranty covers all labor and materials. Repair warranty is backed by Dupont-Automotive Finishes.  All claims: Must have a paint sales receipt and be approved by a representative of KAT Performance Coatings.

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