Wooden panelling is a wall covering that gives your interior a charm. We often find wooden panelling in a bathroom or living room for example. However, they are often subject to moisture, which causes mould on the wooden panelling. It is therefore advisable to protect them. To help you, we will show you the different protection products for wooden panelling and advise you on which product we think is most suitable.
Wood has its place in every room and wooden panelling is increasingly found in bathrooms, living rooms or kitchens. To protect a wooden panelled ceiling from humidity, there are several types of protection on the market: oils, varnishes, panelling stains. Some products, in addition to protecting your wood panelling, allow you to add a touch of colour to it.
Wood panelling varnishes will make your surface resistant to water, stains and shocks. The main disadvantage of varnish is the contemporary look it gives to the wood. So if you want a traditional or Scandinavian decoration for your interior, varnish is not the best choice for panelling.
The oils nourish your wooden panelling but are difficult to apply. In fact, you have to wipe off the excess oil after application, which can be relatively difficult when treating panelling on a wooden ceiling. Oiled panelling is an almost definitive choice. Indeed, renovating oiled panelling to apply another finish afterwards is relatively complicated.
Wainscot stains are products that create a film on the surface of your wood. They allow you to preserve the natural appearance of the wood, in particular by revealing its grain. They are ideal for creating a warm, Scandinavian atmosphere in your home. Also available in a stained version, panelling stains are also suitable for more modern decorations. Water-based stains are preferable because they are less toxic for the environment and the applicator.
To protect your wooden panelling while decorating it, we recommend that you use a wood panelling stain to preserve the natural appearance of your wood while still being easy to apply. We offer you a special wood panelling stain such as Interior Wainscot Wood Stain LL500 which is available in several colours including white. White wood panelling is particularly trendy in a room with wooden furniture.
All you have to do is dust off your wooden panelling. If your panelling is damaged or shows traces of other finishing products, you will need to strip it. If your wood is rough, sanding will suffice.
If you have a tannic wood such as oak or exotic wood panelling, be aware that it releases chemicals called tannins that can damage your oak (or exotic wood) panelling by staining when the finishing product is applied. To avoid these inconveniences, apply a tannin-blocking hardwood primer before your stain. We recommend Anti-Tanins Primer PAT400. For all other woods, we recommend that you apply a hard primer with a pore filler. This is because your wooden panelling is highly exposed to humidity. In order to make it more resistant, the pore-filling primer reinforces the fibres and hardens the wood. We advise you to use Pore Filler Primer BP400.
Once your wood has been prepared, you can apply your panelling stain. A maximum of two coats of product will be sufficient to protect wood panelling.
Wooden panelling can be affected by wood-boring insects and fungi. You can treat wood panelling preventively or curatively using a natural insecticide and fungicide treatment. You can find various products for this purpose on our website : the Wood Bliss or the Wood Bliss High-C which is the concentrated version of Wood Bliss. These products allow for the treatment of interior wood panelling and will remove mould from wood panelling. For more information, you can read our article on the treatment of mould and mildew..
Also, to limit the humidity that degrades your wooden panelling, you can install controlled mechanical ventilation (CMV) or a moisture absorber.
To maintain interior wooden panelling, you can use a cloth lightly moistened with Black Soap to remove stains. Rinse and then dry quickly so that the water does not seep into your wood. For this purpose, we recommend Liquid Black Soap SN800.
Regular maintenance is essential to remove dust and dirt from your wooden panelling.