This study aimed to characterise wood discolouration of three Brazilian eucalypt species exposed to the action of natural weathering in two distinct places. To achieve this, tests were performed at an exposed outdoor site and under a forest canopy; both located in the state of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. Colorimetric measurements were performed every 45 days during the period of 1 year in order to obtain the parameters L*, a*, b*, C* and h*. The main results showed significant darkening in the first 4 months and subsequently increased the greyish colour. Colour variations were observed between species, field and exposure time in service.
- Colour stabilisation
- Wood technology