How to preserve a wooden fence?
A wooden fence is constantly exposed to influence of destructive weather conditions as well as micro-corrosion. So that we can be satisfied with its aesthetic look, we have to take care of it quite frequently.
Due to a natural look and wide availability, home owners often chose wooden fences. In order to preserve its appearance and properties, it’s essential to carry out periodic wood preservation, though. The most efficient method is preservation. The process can be conducted successfully by the least experienced user. The only thing we need is a suitable preservative (e.g. VIDARON Protective and Decorative Preservative),and follow a few simple principles.
If we are restoring the previously painted fence, it’s crucial to sand its surface by sandpaper. It’s recommended to make use of the following grit (150 -200). The grit ought to be adjusted relatively to the surface roughness. In order to obtain a uniform colour, it’s necessary to sand the whole element carefully. Before we proceed with painting, we have to make sure that the surface is dry and free from any contaminations. All stains and grease can be easily removed by using extracting naphtha.
We can apply VIDARON Protective and Decorative Preservative onto the prepared surface. The product contains an additive of Teflon® surface protector, which protects wood both from inside and outside. Thanks to that, the wood is protected not only against weather conditions such as UV radiation or humidity but also biological hazards like fungi, insects or mould, which can spoil the appearance of the fence.
|Before we commence painting, the preservative must be stirred carefully. The recommended air temperature, we can perform the painting works, is from 5° to 25°C. The best tool to carry out application is a paintbrush for solvent-based products. In the event of a universal paintbrush, it’s necessary to sand its hair by sandpaper. Thanks to this, we soften its end and eliminate loose hair, which might adhere to the preserved surface. |
The product must be applied uniformly onto the whole surface. If the preservative’s coat starts to matt (approximately 10 minutes after application),we distribute it by a half-dry paintbrush along the grains. We should begin this operation from previously painted spots. The preserved elements must be left for 12 hours to dry out.
After the coat is completely dry, we carry out so called interlayer sanding. This stage is incredibly important, since it allows to eliminate the lifted wood fibres and boosts adhesive properties of subsequent coats. Sanding is carried out by taking advantage of sandpaper of 320 grit. Analogically, the second coat is applied as the first one. Due to the fact that the wood absorbs the second ‘portion’ of the preservative more slowly, it’s worth commencing the process of distribution a few minutes later. The drying period of the coat also amounts to 12 hours.
What if the wood is raw…
If a new fence is to be preserved (i.e. raw wood),before applying the first coat of the product, it’s essential to apply colourless VIDARON Protective and Decorative Preservative. Only then are we allowed to apply the Preservative in ‘colour’ version. The colourless version penetrates the wood deeply and protects it against biological hazards such as fungi, insects, blue stain, mould. The surface preserved this way is embraced by 6-year Warranty of Efficient Protection.
VIDARON Protective and Decorative Preservative provides to wooden elements an elegant matt finishing. Its unique properties protect the wooden surface against destructive external conditions. Thanks to this care, the fence can still be a pride of our house.