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saturator

The terrace has become the essential complement of any individual house. It is often made of gratings or wooden boards assembled on joists and joists. Relatively inexpensive material, the wood is easy to install and allows a fast and clean job site within easy reach of the handyman. Wood is the very type of natural product, renewable if the forest is managed reasonably. He knows a growing vogue and fits perfectly in the garden that surrounds the house. Its only drawback is its maintenance: it has therefore been developed a protective product specific to wood terraces (the most exposed because of its horizontality): it is a saturator. Now made from natural products, it penetrates the wood in depth to nourish and waterproof the fiber, which is protected from the weather and discoloration.

Necessary material

  • Basin (or paint bucket)
  • Brush broom (soft texture)
  • Soft gloves
  • Thick flat brush
  • Brush to rechampir
  • Riddling palette

Steps

  1. Prepare the terrace before applying the saturator
  2. Prepare the wood saturator before application
  3. Apply the saturator on the wood
  4. Information about the "natural" saturator for wood

Prepare the terrace before applying the saturator

To remedy the invasion of mosses

To remedy the invasion of mosses

1. On a shaded terrace, the lack of sun causes a rapid proliferation of mosses, lichens and other fungi, fed by moisture. Add a lack of maintenance and the wood of the terrace becomes the ideal support for pests. It becomes slippery and degrades quickly.

Terrace in a state to receive the saturator

Terrace in a state to receive the saturator

2. This terrace, for lack of maintenance, has seen the moss proliferate. Scrape and brush the biggest of the mosses and lichens. If some places are more attacked, sand the wood, dust off and treat. Rinse with a pressure washer, being careful not to damage the wood. Spray a preventive and curative antifoam to restore the appearance of the wood and allow the application of the saturator.

Prepare the wood saturator before application

Hand opening of new lids

Hand opening of new lids

1. This new pot opens very simply with the hands and without recourse to the dangerous screwdriver, causes many accidents. Simply raise the rubber washer around the pot, which drives the lid. You can close it just as easily by replacing the lid and folding the washer around the pot to seal it.

Previous riddling of the product in its pot

Previous riddling of the product in its pot

2. Stir the saturator carefully in its pot with a wooden spatula because, as for paints, some elements a little heavier, remain at the bottom of the containers and must be well mixed with lighter liquid elements, brought to the surface.

Transfer of the saturator into a basin

Transfer of the saturator into a basin

3. When the product has found a perfect homogeneity, pour it into a basin so that it can immerse a broom during the treatment of the blades constituting the flat part of the terrace.

Apply the saturator on the wood

Application of the saturator on the vertical parts

Application of the saturator on the vertical parts

1. Start by generously passing the saturator on the vertical elements of the terrace with a strong flat brush (type brush to glue) or better, with a spalter. Treat all surfaces and especially between the blades without forgetting the back, even if it is not apparent. Moisture and moss will not forget it.

Start of saturator application on the ground

Start of saturator application on the ground

2. Continue applying the saturator on the flat surface of the deck with a brush. Do not use quackgrass for traditional bridge washers, which are much too stiff and not very absorbent for the benefit of soft nylon.

Passage of the product on the floor of the terrace

Passage of the product on the floor of the terrace

3. Do not hesitate to soak the wood until refusal. The fibers should be fed copiously to provide a weatherproof surface.

Applying a second layer of saturator

Applying a second layer of saturator

4. Allow 30 minutes for the wood to absorb this first application and then pass a second coat with the same elements. You will see that the support will be less greedy in product, proof of the beginning of saturation searched.

Application of the product between the boards of the terrace

Application of the product between the boards of the terrace

5. Do not forget to carefully and thoroughly treat the side of the blades because the underside (below) can not be reached. Use the flat brush used for the vertical elements again.

Information about the "natural" saturator for wood

Saturator for wood terraces

Saturator for wood terraces

Product used for this report, "natural" saturator by Bondex :

  • comes in 3 shades: natural, exotic wood, ash gray
  • restores radiance to exotic and autoclaved woods
  • Anti U.V., delays the graying
  • gives the treated wood an oiled appearance, but not slippery
  • stain resistant and chlorinated water;
  • recoverable in 30 or 60 minutes depending on the species,
  • dry in 4 hours
  • usable in 24 hours
  • cleaning tools: water

(photos / visuals: © Bondex, except special mention)

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