Outdoor wood is subject to the vagaries of the weather. Asa living material, it requires special, regular maintenance to maintain its aesthetic appeal and effectiveness over time. For wood that is not naturally durable, it is advisable to apply a fungicide and insecticide to prevent the development of fungi and attacks by termites and wood-eating insects. Oil, on the other hand, can be applied to nourish exterior wood and protect it regularly.
Applying oil to exterior wood is recommended for :
For outdoor use, oil is suitable for most types of wood:
The oil can be applied to all unfinished wood, including exterior wood..
For exterior use, a maintenance application every year or every 2 years (depending on exposure) will help to maintain good protection and a beautiful appearance. We recommend a regular application in spring and/or after the summer season.
For best results, we recommend oiling exterior wood when temperatures are between +10°C and +25°C and in the shade. It is important that the wood is cool and not too exposed to the sun during application to prevent the oil from drying on the surface too quickly.
This step is far from insignificant. Before any application, the surface should be sanded to remove all dirt and finishes present on the surface (paint, varnish, wax). Similarly, if any resin appears on the wood, we recommend removing as much as possible. Without this step, the oil will not penetrate the wood and its effectiveness will be reduced.
Finally, the woodcan also be degreased with a suitable product.
Once the surface is dry, clean, free of grease and dust, proceed to step 2.
Before applying the oil to all the wood, test the product on a hidden area to see how it looks.
A previouswater-repellent treatment or certain wood species that are naturally water-repellent could compromise the impregnation of the oil.
Apply the oil to the wood using a brush, roller or clothuntil saturated . The operation can be repeated in several coats spaced a few hours apart. Any excess product that is not absorbed should be wiped off.
After drying for around 24 hours, the oiled surface or outdoor furniture can be used. For high-traffic areas such as terraces and duckboards, it’s best to wait 48 hours.
It is then advisable to carry out maintenance every year or two, depending on exposure, to nourish the exterior wood regularly. Light sanding with fine steel wool will suffice to prepare the surface to be oiled.