Paint wooden house with natural products inside

At the heart of painting a wooden house in the interior are the sanitary safety of the colors, glazes or oils. In general, chemical ingredients and solvents should be avoided altogether. Meanwhile, many biologically harmless products are available with or without opacifying effect.

Wonder drug linseed oil

In general, when painting wooden beams and wooden surfaces in the interior, glazing or oiling is recommended. Open untreated wood absorbs dust and humidity, can crack and splinter in the heating season and is not protected against signs of use like children's hands.

As a coating agent in the interior are water-based glazes and products based on resin or linseed oil into consideration. A special darkening protection is achieved by bee wax balm. For floor and seating surfaces, other wood waxes are also suitable. Under no circumstances should exterior colors be used indoors when selecting colors for a wooden house. You can even after a long time develop harmful vapors.

Saturate and seal

The glaze should always be quite thin when applied indoors. A frequent watery "bathing" of the wood surfaces promotes the penetration of the glaze or oils deep into the wood. Dabbing a kind with five or more passes gets the wood surfaces indoors the best.

The starting material linseed oil has been proven in Scandinavia for centuries to paint wooden houses from the inside. The typical mud colors, which include the popular Swedish red, are enriched with starch. They have the disadvantage of not being abrasion resistant. Further developed linoleic acids and varnishes develop an abrasion-resistant film when they dry out. Mud colors and limestones can be sealed with shellac.

Painting intervals for inside

When painting, the wood in the interior should be saturated with the glaze or the oil. If, when applied with a brush or cloth, the glaze or oil forms drainage noses, the wood is saturated. This level of painting will last for at least five years.

Tips & Tricks

Paint your wooden house indoors at moderate temperatures of 15 to 25 degrees Celsius both inside and outside the house. During dry periods, avoid temperature drops of more than five degrees, even at night. In oiled wooden beams, glazes and oils can otherwise thicken and make even distribution more difficult.

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