Treating Douglas wood
- 02 Feb, 2021
Douglas wood is a beautiful natural wood with endless applications. Usually this type of wood is used outside. Especially often with fences, garden fences, garden houses and verandas. Nowadays more and more furniture of this type of wood is used in the garden. Below we will explain how to treat Douglas fir wood.
Origin of the wood
Douglas planks are sawn from Douglas fir wood. A tree species that originates from the western United States. The trees grow relatively quickly and it is a fairly soft type of wood. Despite the soft wood, douglas wood can be used outside without treatment. The wood will discolour under the influence of the weather. It takes on a greyish hue.
Do I have to treat Douglas fir wood?
With Douglas wood it is a very interesting question whether the wood should be treated at all. There is actually not a very easy answer to this. There are a number of different factors at play. The first question to ask yourself is what you expect from the wood. If you want maximum lifespan, there is nothing else to do, then you will have to treat the wood. Do you want to let the wood age nicely? Then you don't have to do anything with the wood. In this case, keep in mind that the lifespan of the wood can be a few years shorter. But how long is that lifespan now? There is no easy answer to that either. We always calculate an average lifespan of 6 - 8 years without treatment. Disclaimer: we think that the wood is still beautiful and usable in general. It is also important that the wood is slightly out of the wind and not under a tree because of falling greenery. These factors can seriously shorten the lifespan. After a treatment with a nano coating, the wood will easily last 10 years. If the treatment is repeated every few years, the wood can even last up to 15 years.
Treating douglas wood
Duglas wood is easy to treat with our care 102 nano protector. The only condition is that the wood has not already been treated with an oil or stain. The nano coating must therefore be applied directly to the (dry) wood. The coating will penetrate into the wood within an hour and after a day the wood is protected against the weather. So make sure that the Douglas wood is dry before the start of the treatment and up to 24 hours after the treatment.
Do you want to get started with douglas wood yourself? Here you can order douglas shelves.
Do you want to protect your Douglas wood 100% invisibly? Choose our care 102 nano coating (tip).