If you were about to go walking when it is over 100 degrees outside, you would take the necessary steps to protect your skin. This is basic common sense. However, it is also important to remember to protect all of your wood furniture from sun damage. Your furniture is an investment that you want to last for many years. Wood furniture that is constantly exposed to heat and the sun will sustain damage that cannot be repaired. In this article, Ethnicraft Teak Wood Protector will explain some ways that you can use to protect your wood furniture from being harmed by the sun.
You must put more effort into protecting wood furniture that is kept outside. Being openly exposed to the elements can do great harm to your furniture if they are neglected for an extended period of time. Once a piece of wood furniture has started to fade from too much sun exposure, the process is irreversible.
A coating is necessary to protect raw wood furniture that is kept outdoors during the entire year. The coating will act as both an ultraviolet light-resistant barrier, as well as a water sealant. There are three primary coating groups:
3. stains, varnishes and paints
Because of its versatility and durability, latex paint is an excellent product to use as a coating for your furniture. The latex will completely seal all of the fibers in the wood. This will prevent any moisture from penetrating the wood. It will also protect the furniture from any damage that might be caused as a result of UV light. A person can create a wide range of looks for their furniture because of the fact that latex paint is available in almost any color you can imagine.
Another idea would be to coat your furniture with varnish. This will enable you to get the most enjoyment out of the beauty that the wood naturally has. Varnish has the ability to seal the wood grains and protect them from water penetration. It can also highlight the beautiful grains that wood contains. Exterior varnishes also have the ability to protect furniture from the sun because they are resistant to UV rays.
Finally, we come to water repellants and stains. The color that you want for the furniture can be achieved by using waterproofing stains. They can also make the furniture resistant to water. Waterproofing stains can aid in the prevention of splitting and rotting. These types of stains allow for natural water evaporation and wood movement. They usually do not last as long as some of the other coatings that are available. They generally need to be applied every two or three years in order for the stain to be the most effective. Otherwise, moisture could start to seep in.
If wood furniture, such as a table, is directly in the path of the sun, do not put anything on the table for several months. This will allow the wood furniture to get an evenly tanned appearance from the sun. If you must keep items on the furniture, move them around often. If you fail to do this, a ‘sun ring’ will form on the furniture.
Wood furniture will often dry out if it is kept in the wrong type of environment. Humidity, air conditioning and heat from the sun can all play a role in how your wood furniture looks and functions. Make sure you keep the furniture in a room that is dry, but not too dry. Changes in the temperature can swell and shrink solid wood. Therefore, make sure the room temperature is stable.