Wooden terraces are subject throughout their life to climatic aggressions such as rain, snow, cold, UV radiation from the sun, and also to wear and tear from everyday life such as stains and abrasion from frequent traffic. For poolside terraces, the stagnation of chlorinated water will be added to the list of stresses.
Whether your terrace is made of resinous wood (untreated or autoclaved wood) or exotic wood, it will end up getting dirty, grey and tarnished. Anova Bois offers you an easy-to-follow guide for the maintenance and protection of your wooden deck.
We will see how to effectively maintain a wooden deck in just a few steps.
To protect a wooden terrace, we recommend using a terrace product such as saturator. After dusting and exposing the wood, apply the saturator to the wood in 2 to 3 coats with a 2-hour break between coats. Once the last coat has been applied, wait 24 to 48 hours before re-circulating.
N.BThis document only provides information on the use of a saturator for the protection and maintenance of an outdoor wooden deck, as we are convinced that this is the most suitable type of product, for very simple reasons :
To carry out the maintenance and protection of a wooden deck, you will need :
Before starting the maintenance of your terrace, please follow the use and safety instructions given in the instructions for each product.
Before applying a primer or maintenance coat, we recommend preparing the terrace for more effective maintenance.
For long-lasting protection of your terrace and maintenance over a longer period of time, the application of a "primer" improves the protective performance of the finish. Use a primer suitable for wooden decks, such as Anti-UV Wood Primer PUV400.
The application on your terrace will be done as follows:
The wooden deck is now ready to receive a maintenance coat.
Let's find out how to apply a wood deck saturator. Specifically the Terrace Wood Saturator ST600.
Before starting maintenance work on your patio, make sure you check the weather forecast! A saturator must be applied to perfectly dry wood to ensure that it is well nourished and impregnated. After the various maintenance steps, a period of at least 24-48 hours without rain must be observed for the wooden deck to dry properly.
Ideally, the maintenance of the terrace should be carried out in dry weather at a temperature between 12 (53,6F) and 35°C (95F). In summer or in hot weather, it is best to apply the maintenance coat early in the morning and/or away from direct sunlight.
Once protected by the saturator, your deck should receive regular maintenance to prolong the protection. In this way, it will retain its protective functions and aesthetic qualities over the long term.
We recommend that you maintain your terrace according to the following criteria:
Maintain the terrace as soon as the shade of the wood becomes lighter and duller as a result of the weather and the sun's UV radiation.
Simply apply a new coat of maintenance to the previously cleaned terrace to renew the protection.
For the maintenance and protection of a terrace, we recommend the use of a water-based saturator such as the Terrace Wood Saturator ST600. Water-based saturators generally emit very few volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and do not require the use of a mask or gloves. In contrast to "old generation" saturators in solvent phase (very volatile petroleum solvents) which emit a lot of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and can be inconvenient during application.
We also advise you to read the label of the canister carefully and to choose a product that does not present any danger to the environment.
On the Anova Bois site, all the products for the maintenance and protection of your terrace are environmentally friendly and easy to apply. You can find our range of products for the maintenance and protection of your terrace but also other useful advice and information. If you have any questions about the maintenance of your terrace, you can contact us here.