Choosing Finishes For Exterior Wood

Top quality Danish Oil is made to be absorbed into wood, protecting, nourishing and ‘feeding’ the wood from the inside. Fiddes wood oil as with many other solvent based wood preservatives and oils is flammable so should be kept away from children, naked flames, cigarettes and other sources of ignition. This is done in order to open the wood grain, which allows for a better product adherence or penetration. Care should be taken when using wire wool on oak, as any fibres left behind can react with the wood causing staining. The finish can be sprayed onto the wood surface with a pump up sprayer or, an airless sprayer.

Produces a clear, quick drying, water repellant and weather resistant finish that will not peel or flake when applied following directions below. Toward the other end of the spectrum are medium and short-oil varnishes, which contain a higher concentration of resins and cure to a harder finish—good for table tops and floors (such as Behlen’s Rockhard Table Top Varnish ). Apply ONE coat of Valtti Puuöljy (Wood Oil), Valtti Puuöljy Akva (Wood Oil Akva) or Valtti Kaluste- ja Terassiöljy Ruskea, Harmaa ja Musta (Furniture& Decking Oil Brown, Grey and Black) with a brush or sponge.

Proff Exterior Wood Oil is for finishing of any type of exterior wood – garden furniture, decking boards, fences, and cladding. Feast Watson Wood Shield Oil should be stirred thoroughly before and during application with a flat blade stirrer taking care not to introduce bubbles. Danish Oil naturally has a low-sheen finish, which can be buffed slightly with a fine grade (000) wire wool.

Always carry out a test before proceeding and if in doubt, contact our free wood finishing Advice Line on 01246 261664 before starting. Being a natural material, exterior wood degrades quickly under extremes of strong sunlight and high moisture levels. Fiddes exterior wood oil is occasionally decanted into smaller Manns label tins to allow us to offer a larger product range and avoid stock shortages. I can share my experience – I have an old house, and the porch was peeling like crazy down to the bare wood.

Again, you’ll find plenty of products to do the job, but we do recommend using Greensolv Wood Cleaner and Brightener , a very good water based cleaner which contains oxalic acid, the best bleaching agent for wood. One reason that the oil may seem to be the better choice is that many painters feel that it’s resins will penetrate into the wood surface better than the fast drying latex. Traditionalists and woodworking purists will object to epoxy on philosophical grounds, but epoxy is superior to every other kind of finish in strength, resilience, and moisture-resistance.

Make sure your wood is clean as per instructions,it soaks in and enhances the grain slightly. It seems it would get messy if you have to use two types of paint on a single surface. Wood-X wood oils are ‘viscous, mineral-based’ oils designed to penetrate into absorbent, chemical and preservative free exterior timber products such as Western Red Cedar weatherboards, fascia’s, boards, beams and mouldings. The joiner who made our oak frontdoor recommended Fiddes and I redo it every year.exterior wood oil

To retain the tone of new wood, the best approach is to use a WRP or penetrating oil with UV blockers and a tint added to match the redwood or cedar. Teak , White Oak , Cherry (use water-based varnishes such as Minwax’s Polycrylic to preserve lighter colored woods such as Maple ). Many offer protection equivalent to oil-based varnish (though the finish looks slightly different). Preparation: Before applying Fiddes Exterior High Build Wood Oil, ensure surface is clean, dry and free from any prior finish. The unique depth and color of the finish on fine antiques can be achieved with only one product: shellac.

Ipe Oil allows wood to breathe, which inturn is essential in working with exotic hardwoods such as Tigerwood, Massaranduba, Teak, Brazilian Redwood, and many other wood species. In summary, top-quality 100% acrylic latex primers and paints are clearly more effective than alkyd oil-based paints in all critical areas of product performance: wood protection, long-term eye appeal, stability, and reduced maintenance.