Wood is often a top choice when decorating the inside and outside of your home. It has a number of qualities that are often the reason that many homeowners favour it so much, such as its aesthetic appeal and its sturdy nature. However, if not properly cared for, there can be problems with wood later on down the line which is why it’s important to ensure that they are adequately protected against things like rot, insects and natural deformation.
Here at Trade Paint Direct, we supply a number of Owatrol products that are able to protect your wood from these natural enemies; below are some products that enable you to prepare and clean your wood, ready for protecting it.
Preparing and Cleaning
To begin with, if you are using new wood it needs be prepared before it can be protected. There are a number of ways this can be done and various products to use depending on the type of wood it is.
Soft Woods – These are often extremely vulnerable to bad weather. Seasonite can be used on a number of soft woods such as pine, spruce and Red Cedar to penetrate the surface, protecting it against too much humidity as well as letting the pores open up naturally. Peneprep is another Owatrol product which can be used to prepare soft woods. This is mainly used on exotic or tropical woods.
Raw Woods – These woods are prone to greying or staining by environmental pollutions so need to be cleaned before they can be used. Net-trol is able to restore the wood to the original colour, getting rid of any dirt or darkening from weathering or fungus.
Surface Coated, Painted or Varnished Wood – If the wood has been surface coated, painted or varnished it can sometimes blister or flake over time. This prevents it from being treated effectively, meaning it needs to be stripped. Dilunett is a stripping gel which can strip the surface coating, varnishes, paints and waxes with ease.
By using our quality products to first prepare and clean your wood, you are setting a strong foundation to protect it against its number of natural enemies. For more information on our products call us today on 08444 722 972 to speak to a member of our team or, alternatively, you can browse our collection.