Or "do it yourself, sir, if you don’t have a servant", as the folk wisdom say. It fits into our June project in several ways. On the one hand, although we rarely have the opportunity to do our own woodwork, we are more than happy to show them to you. So we are opening this month with a hammock holder that we have renovated, which is made of teak wood, but unfortunately has been outdoors for a long time, almost 4 years, without tree protection. Accordingly, the initial condition was patinated, mossy, untreated wood. On the other hand, anyone can really do this work after us, the result will surely be beautiful and timeless, even if you want to renovate a worn, weathered wooden building like ours. Let's take a closer look at this project.
Patinated, mossy, untreated wood surface - how did we get started?
The first step, of course, was to thoroughly moisten our wood with water. Before it dried, we poured the Exterior Wood Cleaner on it. (If the surface is not so dirty, it can be diluted in half with water.) As mentioned earlier, this product always reliably helps to remove patina, moss and other contaminants formed on outdoor wood surfaces. It is very easy to use: pour it on the still wet surface either directly from the bottle or after dilution, and rub it hard over the surface with a brush. The cleanser foams well, don't be scared. :) Rinse with water and check the result. If necessary, we can perform this operation again. You can see the status of the preparation process here:
Balról jobba: (1) Exterior Wood Cleaner bedörzsölve (2) Száradás közben (3) Megtisztított, megszáradt felület
If you are working with wood that is in a terrible condition like ours, you may need minimal sanding. We just sanded the very rough, really rough parts a little by hand with an abrasive sponge. Otherwise, we recommend sanding outdoor wood surfaces up to a grain size of 100 if you are going to surface treat with our outdoor oil. It is very important not to polish too much, especially when dealing with exotic woods like teak. Excessive sanding prevents the proper absorption of the oil - ie long-lasting wood protection! (You can read more about sanding here.) After sanding, we dusted the surface.
Surface treatment quickly, permanently and easily: Hybrid Wood Protector
The hard work was actually done with the preparation. All that's left now is surface treatment - and now we're not kidding. With our outdoor wood oil, surface treatment is quick and easy, so it can really be that the most difficult part of the renovation work will be preparation.
The first step in wood protection for us was to choose the color, as our outdoor wood oil colors and protects the wood surfaces in one layer at a time. We have seen that the color of HWP Royal is very good for the exotic type of teak, which, in addition to preserving the natural appearance of the wood, also gives it a little warmth and coziness. The selected box of wood oil was then mixed thoroughly and applied with a Pad. Allow to react for 10 minutes and then wipe the container with the same Pad without adding oil. The excess was wiped off with a clean cloth and with the joy of a job well done approx. we waited a day for it to dry. (Total hardening in 7 days.)
Project name: Do it yourself – renovating a wooden hammock in 3 steps
Location: Ráckeve, Hungary
Colour: HWP Royal
Wood species: Teak
Contractor: Rubio Monocoat Magyarország
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