Impregnate the summerhouse
- 04 Feb, 2021
After purchasing your summerhouse you are completely happy. It looks great in the garden and you want to keep it that way. In general, garden houses are made of soft woods. Soft woods must be well protected against weather influences. Traditionally, garden houses were often stained, is that wise?
Stain or impregnate a summerhouse?
Staining is a great way to protect your garden house. There are a number of points to be aware of. Stain is a product that partially absorbs into the wood. Wood can still breathe, but moisture can no longer penetrate the wood. This is fine for initial protection, but keep in mind that dirt will stick and can affect the wood in the long term. Stain must therefore be repeated. How often? That depends on the placement of the garden house. Assume this is about once per season.
Impregnation with a nano coating has a number of advantages over a stain. First of all, nano coating is very easy to apply. You can apply the nano coating in no time with a paint roller or a block brush. A large garden house is fully treated within an hour. Because nano coating is colorless, you do not need to be very precise. Are you applying too much product somewhere? No problem, you will not see this again later. The main advantage of nano coating compared to a stain is its long-lasting effect. Nanocoating will easily continue to do its job for two seasons. If the garden house does not suffer much from the weather, four years is also easy to achieve. On top of that, nanocoating also offers better protection. Because the wood becomes hydrophobic, dirt also quickly falls off the wood. Your summerhouse will remain as new.
+ Optimal long-term protection
+ Easy to apply
- Higher investment, so will only be recouped later
- Discolours the wood (can also be seen as an advantage)
- Relatively short-term protection
- Adhesion of dirt