Various environmental influences

Wood is exposed to a wide variety of influences outdoors. As an organic material, it works under them and adapts. This causes it to lose its durability and appearance. UV radiation and the heat of the sun slowly dry out the natural material, causing it to become brittle and the color to fade. Rain and moisture, on the other hand, absorb it, causing it to swell, soften and become unstable. It is also susceptible to fungi, bacteria and insects that use it as a food source.

Protect your wood

To protect the material from the damage, there are several options. They all have different effects and behavior when applied. Accordingly, they are used in varying areas of application:

  • Oils penetrate deep into the wood. They protect it from water as well as UV radiation, keeping it from drying out and cracking. Thanks to natural oil base, they have a natural origin and visually give the material a velvety effect. It is therefore very suitable for furniture, wooden decks and screens.
  • Glazes also penetrate deep into the wood and protect it from water, weathering and UV radiation. They are chemical origin with solvents and highlight the grain of the wood.
  • Colors serve to cover the hue and grain without losing the structure. In addition, they also protect against moisture and UV radiation. Paint is suitable for all wood products that they want to give a colorful coat.
  • Impregnations prime the wood for oil-based paints and protect it from infestation with blue stain, rot and insects. They are particularly suitable for structural elements that are not subject to static loads and do not touch the earth.

Correctly apply wood preservative outside

Before you apply the wood preservative, there are a few points to consider. First of all, make sure you choose the right color for the type of wood you are using. Then prepare the surface to be treated by lightly sanding it with appropriate accessories or treating it with a patio brushing machine. This will remove old protective layers and prepare the surface for the new wood preservative. When applying, always work with the natural grain so that the wood preservative penetrates optimally. However, for a more striking look, you can paint against it. Use a brush for glazes, paints and impregnations; oils are best worked in with a rag.

Hinterseers wood preservative for exterior

The products in our store are harmless to humans, animals and plants. They are based on natural oil, offer flawless wood protection for the exterior and are even suitable for children's toys. At the same time, our glazes are characterized by a low solvent content and are free of biocides. If these properties are important to you, you have come to the right place. Take a look around our diverse selection and order your suitable wood preservative.