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Outdoor wood treatments: furniture and terraces

The decks of the wooden terraces, as well as the wooden cladding of the facades, or the garden furniture (made of exotic wood most of the time), do not escape the ultra-violet rays of the sun if no preventive treatment protects them. They undergo in addition the more or less intense wear of the steps. It is therefore imperative to apply a particularly appropriate preventive treatment to protect them from UV fading and climatic attack in order to preserve the natural beauty of the material that composes them: wood.

Necessary material

  • Paint brushes
  • Wiping cloths
  • Fine abrasive
  • Protective gloves

Steps

  1. Protection of a wooden terrace
  2. Renovation of an exotic wood bench
  3. Maintenance of the wooden garden moblier

Protection of a wooden terrace

Treatment of deck boards

Treatment of deck boards

1. As soon as a wooden deck is laid, it should be treated immediately in order to preserve all the original heat of the wood and not to wait until it is discolored to treat it.

The guarantee of long life of terraces

The guarantee of long life of terraces

2. The basis of the treatment of a new terrace is the outdoor wood saturator. Non greasy, it permeates the wood in depth without making it slippery. Its anti-drying action nourishes the wood and offers a beautiful "oiled" finish.

Well saturated terrace wood

Well saturated terrace wood

3. A poolside terrace is typically the example where this treatment seems most indispensable and meaningful. Well treated and nourished, the wood no longer absorbs the water it leaves on the surface to evaporate in the sun. In the same way, it will not be impregnated by rain or snow showers.

Treatment of a railing

Treatment of a railing

4. Complementary elements of a terrace, balustrades, furniture, etc... may be protected by the same treatments for the same result.

Renovation of an exotic wood bench

Bench untreated and discolored

Bench untreated and discolored

1. This garden bench, exotic wood highly discolored, has suffered degradation of weather and UV without being protected. It will take several steps to restore it and restore its original color.

Application of the sobering treatment

Application of the sobering treatment

2. The first of these steps will be to "sober up." It can be done by sanding but it takes time and effort while now there are renovating products that can find the original color of the wood before processing.

Wiping the finishing layer

Wiping the finishing layer

3. The wood, once returned to its original color, should receive UV treatment and be protected first in depth. The saturator will be used here too. A fungicidal treatment (here with Xylophène multi-purpose) is recommended to avoid the appearance of molds due to high humidity more or less residual (feet furniture for example).

Bench refurbished

Bench refurbished

4. The rehabilitation of the bench was done with the passage of one or two layers of teak oil. Thus sobered, treated and impregnated, it can face the sun and the bad weather of the year. But it will be necessary, next year, to provide him with at least one or two layers of protection to avoid restarting his complete restoration.

Maintenance of the wooden garden moblier

Brightening treatment bottle

Brightening treatment bottle

1. This product, presented in a convenient and practical bottle, is a reviver for teak garden furniture. It facilitates the maintenance of this type of furniture especially when ending a season of exposure to the sun and rain.

Passage of the product brightener

Passage of the product brightener

2. On stale woods, wipe one or two thin layers of this product with rubbing so that it can penetrate the wood. Under the action of this reviver, the wood regains its color, it is protected and embellished.

Degreasing product for garden wood

Degreasing product for garden wood

3. Wooden garden furniture, especially tables and chairs, may be marked with grease stains, especially when using a barbecue. The concentrated formula of "degreaser cleaner garden furniture" dissolves all fats. The packaging in a spray bottle facilitates its use.

Preventive maintenance of garden furniture

Preventive maintenance of garden furniture

4. All garden furniture must be serviced at least once a season. It is recommended to do this before returning for the winter. If this maintenance is done regularly, it remains light and fast and does not require the various treatments that had to be performed on the bench to restore its original shade. Teak oil is the formula that probably best succeeds, impregnating, protecting and preserving the original hues of wood, whether teak or other species.

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