Our History

Alfred Clouth has been managing the family business for the third generation since 1998. From his commitment to society, the environment and future generations, he has set himself the goal of a responsible approach to dealing with energy, raw materials and products in addition to the pursuit of high product quality.

Under his leadership, Alfred Clouth Lackfabrik GmbH & Co. KG has been compliant with the requirements of the EU Eco-Audit Regulation since 1997. Sustainability is therefore not a fashion concept for CLOU, but has been practiced for many years.

Based on the experiences gained in the professional wood treatment sector since its founding in 1917, CLOU also began very early developing products specifically for the growing do-it-yourself sector in the 1970s and is now regarded as one of the Pioneers in the European DIY market.

Our Team

We are a team of like-minded people who do business, generate ideas and realize them.

Alex Gilszmer

Technical Sales


With more than 700 individual products, CLOU today offers by far the largest consumer assortment for treating wood in Europe.


To provide the best possible customer service, our NWFA certified team will help you at the construction site and on the phone.


Vendors get the latest news about CLOU's wood refinement and care products, their applications, requirements and trends.

I am using the Naked Oil & Finish and these products are insane in look and strength.

Flooring Spezialist
Amsterdam, Netherlands

The two coat system is super fast and easy. I love it !!!

Parquet Layer
Frankfurt, Germany

I've never seen an aqua based filler that fast drying.

Flooring Spezialist
Bolzano, Italy

The Paragon 2K delivers more than it promises. The surface is unbelievably impressive.

Zurich, Switzerland

I've never finished a floor in that short amount of time.

Interior Fitter
Poznan, Poland


CLOU USA LLC. 14143 Denver West Parkway Suite 100 Golden, CO 80401


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