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HOW TO CHOOSE A WATER-BASED TREATMENT?

A SIMPLE GUIDE TO THE TREATMENT AND CARE OF WOOD

The ideal treatment for preserving wood over time depends on its type and location. Different needs can be met by specific varnishes requiring different coats of the product.
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1. NEW OUTDOOR WOOD
How to make it last? By protecting it

A complete treatment consists of the following coats.
1. Apply a coloured protective impregnating varnish such as Aqua Lignex I or Wasserlasur.
. For the most exposed areas and/or to obtain a better finish, we recommend a further protective coat with a wax-effect  impregnating finish such as Lignex Aquagel or Aqua MS Lasur.

2. REFRESHING OUTDOOR WOOD
How to refresh it? By taking care of it

If the wood has previously been treated with a biological protector, all it needs is to be refreshed with a coloured impregnating finish. How to proceed?
Treatment process
1. Clean the parts to be treated to remove any dirt and dust.
2. Rub down with medium-grain (120 – 140) sandpaper along the grain of the wood, removing any old varnish no  longer anchored to the surface. If the wood requires as-new sanding down, follow the instructions for “New Outdoor  Wood”.
3. Finally apply a wax-effect impregnating finish such as Lignex Aquagel or Aqua MS Lasur.

3. WORN OUTDOOR WOOD
How to restore its original good looks? With some extra precautions

The wood is deeply degraded. The surface lignin has been attacked by sunlight, turning it grey and the weakened lignin has been washed away by rain water. How to proceed?
Treatment process
You can sand the wood down, restoring it as new or alternatively:
1. Clean the parts to be treated to remove any dirt and dust.
2. Apply Lignex Aquagel in one of the covering tints (white, ochre and beige).
3. Finish with Lignex Aquagel using the colour of your choice.

4. INDOOR WOOD
How to preserve its good looks? By nurturing it

Indoor wood needs no protection from atmospheric or biological agents (fungus, insects). To enhance its good looks and make cleaning easier, we recommend a decorative treatment, using a wax-effect impregnating finish such as Lignex Aquagel or Aqua MS Lasur.

5. DOORS AND WINDOWS
How to keep them looking good? Treat them well

Window, shutter and door fittings are subject to the action of sunlight and bad weather such as rain, wind, smog and dust. There are three situations to consider.
A. New wood must be protected with a coat of coloured wood preservative such as Aqua Lignex I or Wasserlasur, and then finished with Hydrotop or Aquatop.
B. To refresh wood use Rinfresko, a revitalising oil for varnished/painted doors and windows. It brightens up doors and windows that have turned dull over time.
1. Clean any dust and grease off the fitting.
2. Apply Rinfresko with a paint brush or damp cloth.
C. The fitting needs re-touching or restoring.
– Re-touching process
1. Rub down the surface to be re-touched.
2. With a paint brush apply a finishing coat such as Hydrotop or Aquatop.
– Restoring process (follow the instructions for “New Outdoor Wood”).

Additional information:
– When biological protection against destructive fungus is required, the fitting should be pre-treated with a protective primer such as Hydrogrund Plus.
– To obtain the best-looking result, rub down the fitting between each coat using fine-grain sandpaper (240 – 280).

Aqua Lignex I: Italian Ministry of Health registration number for medical and surgical aids 18994