One of the most noble elements for construction is wood, in this article we will give you some ideas to treat wood effectively keeping the material in perfect condition for many years.
Thanks to its characteristics, wood gives warmth to the environments. Wood has the capacity and appearance necessary to isolate the cold, so it is one of the favorite materials that adapt to many styles. To make it look pretty, some care should be taken.
Avoid deterioration of wood
There are different ways in which the deterioration of wood can be avoided, causing it to look like the first day. Thanks to the use of wax the parquet can be kept in good condition And the furniture. To apply it, it will be necessary to use a cloth and make it circular. It prevents it from accumulating in different areas by spreading it evenly. Wax will be the best alternative if the surface to be repaired has shallow and small scratches.
Another of the products used for wood treatment is the dye. Through this product you can change the color of the surfaces without covering the veins that the wood naturally has. It is the ideal option when you want to recover furniture and give it a different style. You can also give your furniture a beautiful and natural look.
Keep in mind that the color of the dye will penetrate the pores of the wood, so it will be necessary to apply on bare surfaces and have not received a previous treatment. If you want to favor its appearance you can sand the surface before treating it and thus make it more adherent.
Homemade outdoor varnish
The Forest Products Laboratory of Quebec (Canada) formulated this homemade outdoor varnish specially designed for places with high humidity and cold. The varnish finish is matte and does not crack as it is quickly absorbed by the wood instead of creating an outer film.
What do we need to make homemade varnish? The necessary ingredients are 1 liter of flaxseed oil, 125 cm of turpentine and 15 grams of paraffin.
How do you prepare? We will boil the linseed oil on one side and on the other we will melt the paraffin in a water bath and then we will gradually add the solvent. Finally, we mix everything carefully looking for it to stay well joined.
How does it apply? Brush, blowtorch or roller are the tools you can use to apply this mixture as if it were paint on wood. Let dry for about 30 minutes or an hour and then with a dry cloth remove any excess that has not absorbed the wood naturally. Then, let stand 24 hours if you want to give it a second hand and thus improve its resistance.
It is important to keep in mind that this varnish should not be cast on other synthetic varnishes or materials such as paints that can clog the pores of the wood. In case you have it, you will have to sand first to remove it and have the natural wood to cast your natural varnish.
Avoid and eliminate wood moths
Although today all furniture is properly treated against moths and other bugs that can destroy wood furniture, it is important to be careful with old furniture to avoid inconvenience.
The best solution is the oldest, that of the grandparents. It is about pouring gasoline throughout the furniture by extending it properly and then allowing the furniture to air for several days until the smell is gone.
Finally, we do not forget the importance of giving life and updating the old home furniture so that they survive each change of decoration that we make in our home. Therefore, I invite you to start in the wonderful world of decoration and restoration of furniture with vibrant colors, fabrics, fun knobs and other tricks that will make you dream of a new furniture with you can get with just a little paint and a good brush.