Articles » Wood Care - Taking Care Of Your Wood
Here we have a series of articles to help you care for Wood, from cleaning and restoring.
My Wooden Garden Furniture looks bad...
If that sounds like a quote from yourself, this might save you some hard work and get that furniture looking great again.
Wood carvers and wood turners…We have been reliably informed by customers that Seasonite is a great product to properly season newly sawn wood. Seasonite gets that wood into great condition and prevents cracking etc. Apply the Seasonite on all...contd..
Like the wild west grey log cabin look?
Some people like to leave their log cabin, decking etc to go grey naturally – just like on the old cowboy movies. That’s fine if you live in Arizona or New Mexico but over here exposed wood will become saturated with water and will be ruined in no time at all. One solution is...
New wood should not be painted or oiled too soon
The first year is the worst year for newly sawn / planed wood exposed to the elements. If you are installing new timber decking, log home, cladding etc, applying conventional wood treatments too soon is not a good idea. Newly planed wood is not very receptive to conventional treatments because the woods pores are still closed from the planer blades and natural resins etc present.
Hardwood Headaches Cured
Hardwood is dense, & it requires a different treatment approach as regards oiling, varnishing etc.
Teak and sometimes various types of hardwood decking are the most common hardwood we encounter with maintenance problems.
Lord of the Rings
You might be surprised to hear that most plate / cup rings on table tops etc can in most cases be easily buffed away using Owatrol Oil and some cloth. Deeper rings might require the help of some very fine wet and dry paper dipped in the oil. Buff to finish.
Amazing, New Way to Transform Dirty Faded Garden Furniture.
Here is a completely new way to transform your old garden table and chairs into ‘out of the box new’ looking again with minimal work, very low cost and it will last for years and years without peeling off.
The expensive high quality teak garden set shown here was left out in a very exposed area beside the sea... More...
Removal of previously oiled / stained decking oils.
If your decking, or other wood has been oiled and is now peeling or ugly, with rare exceptions, you can strip those remaining coatings ‘back to the bone’ with Prepdeck a product especially made for that job. More...
How to Restore Wooden Window Sashes, Fascia Boards Damaged by Water / Moisture.
Bottom wooden window sashes can become soggy and wet from condensation inside and lack of putty, paint etc outside and the wood will normally require replacement or serious surgery to restore them. More...
How To Paint Your Wooden Floor Any Colour
If you want to make your wooden floor to really stand out from the crowd, paint it with any colour of the rainbow. Photo shows a floor that was used as part of a magazine room makeover where they went to a lot of trouble masking and applying different colours - but you get the idea... More..
Wood Finish That Does Not Peel And Lasts
You might be surprised to hear that there is a simple, yet long lasting way to spruce up your garden fence, wooden shed, gazebo, deck spindles etc. The system incorporates any colour, exterior quality masonry paint - yes, masonry paint!! and that is used in conjunction with a powerful, stir in, primer called EB which ensures that the paint stays where you apply it - on the wood. More...
Oiling Decking, Log Cabins, Cladding etc
We regularly hear from home owners who have had less than satisfactory results with their previous decking oils etc. “It peeled off in no time at all” “It has peeled of most of the high traffic areas and is stuck in the grooves ....