Below you will see a great tips to select the right finishing products
Oil, clear coatings, stains which play a big role in your interior decor and the health of your timbers. Here’s how to choose the right finishing products.
One of the major draws is how wood both inside and out and has a significant impact on the home’s look and feel. Determining the impression you want your timbers to convey both now and years down the road will help determine how you treat the exposed wood in your house. Stains and other finishes help preserve the warmth of natural wood. Wood connects to our natural world and stains allow the gogeous properties of wood to remain. Different finishing options will create different aesthetics and clear cut guide will help you make sense of it all.
Pick your products, in most secenarios you have to planed and sanded and finish is apllied just before the frame is raised. The smooth surface helps to keep clean during the building process. The most common surface finish is oil. If the timber are green which it important to apply a penetrating oil which will allow the timbers to breaths as they dry. You will need to decide if your timbers need another types of treatment. Some wood species will naturally deliver a suitable color and texture with just a clear oil finish. If that is not possible and there are other types of finishes to treat your wood.
Stain: Available in nearly infinite hues, stains penetrate into wood to color it rather than protect it. Opacity ranges from solid and semi solid to transparent and semi transparent. If you want to not only see the grain of the wood but change it color use a semi solid or semi transparent stain.
Finish: While this term is often used to refer to any wood finishing treatment, it denotes the clear protective coating that sits on the surface of the wood, universally protecting it from water, sun and other elements. Typically finish can be applied as a stand alone product or as final step a day or two after a stain is applied. If an oil based stain was used then an oil based finish should be selected popular oil based finishes include linseed and tung oil. Whild both cure nicely tung oi;.
Varnish and polyurethane: Though they are relatively easy to apply with a brush, varnish and polyurethane are often prone to dust adhesion since they have a slow drying time. A thinned first coat may help alleviate this problem. Varnish is composed of cooking oil and resin. Polyurethane is a type of varnish that is made with polyurethane resin and it touted for its durability and protective qualities.
Paint: Since paint will cover wood and change its color completely many home owners avoid it. Nevertheless, paint washes may provide some color without completely hiding the wood. The most frequently seen timber painting technique is a whitewashing where a thinned coat of paint is applied allowing some of the wood tones and grain to peek through.