A PASSION FOR WOOD
WHAT ARE THE FIRST QUESTIONS TO ASK?
WHERE THE WOOD IS PLACED Depending on whether the wood is located in or out of doors, it will be subject to a lesser or greater degree of exposure to atmospheric agents and extremely variable degrees of damp and temperatures. Outdoor wood must be given both climatic protection and biological protection, while provided indoor wood is in normal […]
HOW TO PROTECT WOOD FROM BIOLOGICAL ATTACK?
For effective biological protection it is always advisable to use a protective primer (e.g. Lignex Grund BPIv or Hydrogrund Plus) as an undercoat in each varnishing treatment. Protective primers have a number of functions: Their particularly liquid formula enables the wood to absorb the active ingredient to great depth thus providing better protection from attack by destructive […]
IS PREVENTION BETTER THAN CURE?
There are basically three types of biological attack: attack by discolouring fungus, by destructive fungus and by wood-boring insects. Knowledge of these attackers and the conditions favouring such an attack is essential in order to prevent it by using the right system. If a biological attack has already happened, drastic curative methods must be employed.Wood […]
WHAT IS INVOLVED IN CHOOSING THE RIGHT WOOD?
When wood is to be used as a construction element, three choices have to be made, based on the location of the wood and its climatic exposure, to preserve its integrity and beauty over time. The first choice is the type of timber to use, the second is giving it adequate protection at the time […]
WHAT IS CLIMATIC PROTECTION?
Wood located outdoors is subject to the combined action of sunlight and precipitation both of which transform and wash away the lignin. The wood turns grey and weakens. The best solution for protecting wood from climatic attack is protective construction. The more the wood is exposed to direct sunlight the more damage it suffers. Design […]
IS IT BETTER TO USE WATER OR SOLVENT-BASED PRODUCTS?
Solvent-based products are undoubtedly less tricky to apply and spread more easily. On some types of wood they also combat the escape of the wood extracts which would stain it and they avoid the fibres lifting and roughening the surface. The main feature of solvent-based products is that they can be applied in a wider […]
WHAT IS THE BEST TREATMENT FOR GARDEN FURNITURE?
Wooden garden furniture and decking need special protection and the oils in the Garten range take gentle care of wood maintaining its beauty in the most natural way.This type of oil penetrates deep into the wood protecting it from inside, preventing splits and cracks appearing in the protective film and slowing down the greying process […]
HOW TO CHOOSE THE RIGHT COLOUR?
The wide range of transparent tints offered by Amonn that keep the wood grain on show are normally enough to suit all aesthetic needs. However, when a covering finish is required the colours on sale may not be want you want. The Amonn research laboratories have developed a tintometric system called Amonn Colormix that makes […]
WHAT ARE THE RELEVANT STANDARDS?
The EU has set out the parameters for obtaining the right protection for wooden structures. These refer to the wood’s durability, construction and chemical protection. These seemingly complex terms actually express very simple concepts that are easy to put into practice. When a structure is built out of wood, it is always necessary to think […]