How to weatherproof wooden furniture - the best tips for furniture protection

On terraces and in gardens, outdoor furniture has long replaced the simple seating set. The comfortable outdoor furniture often has wooden frames. If a storage room is missing indoors for the wooden furniture, they need a secure weather protection.

Only dry wood can be protected

Before you work the wood furniture with a wood protection, the furniture should be kept dry and warm for a few days. It is important to let any moisture escape from the wood and to ensure that it dries thoroughly. If moisture remains in the wood before painting, it is trapped by the paint or glaze. As a result, mold can form, the wood becomes porous and the furniture unusable.

Glaze and varnish

A weatherproof wood glaze protects the wood from moisture and UV radiation. The glaze must be applied once or twice a year. The frequency depends on the sunshine and rain duration of the year in question. With Bootslack you give the wooden furniture the perfect water protection. Boat paint is applied in thin layers. There are two to three layers of paint needed. You get a shiny surface on the wooden furniture.

wood oil

For the different types of wood, you will receive specially matched oils in the trade. With the oils you care for the wood and give it a certain protection against moisture. The protection factor is similar to a glaze and needs to be repeated more often. This varies depending on the product.

Protective cover or tarpaulin additionally

For wooden furniture, there are protective cases in the trade, which are perfectly tailored to individual elements such as armchair, table and bench. These covers are also recommended for glazed and lacquered wooden furniture. They protect the furniture from heavy rainfall. An applied glaze or paint remains longer under the protective cover and functional. Instead of a custom case, you can also use a universal tarpaulin. It has to be fastened well all around so that it can not break loose in strong winds and fly away.

Tips & Tricks

Protect wooden furniture regularly from strong weather conditions. After a rain shower, you should wipe the surfaces. Traces of moss formation must be removed. If the surface is permanently wet or rainwater is collecting there, look for a new location for the furniture.

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