Renovation and surface treatment of outdoor wooden surfaces often causes headaches and even headaches, even for professionals or those who like to do things around the house on their own. It is extremely important that the wooden surfaces exposed to the weather, which are also constantly in mind and perhaps have the greatest impact on the overall look of our yard and garden, remain as aesthetic and healthy as possible. If the line is still being renovated, it would be a good idea to get away without sanding, as quickly and easily as possible, with as little effort as possible. These considerations guided Rubio labs when they developed the Rubio WoodCream with special hydrophobic technology, which we have already presented in our previous article. Now let’s see how to apply this wax cream wood paint!
Preparations - the essence of all woodwork
In connection with the use of all our products, we recommend that we devote sufficient time and energy to the preparations. By this we mean the proper preparation of the wood surface: cleaning, sanding, dedusting, another thorough cleaning, but also our own preparation. Always read the safety and technical data sheets of the product you want to use, they are full of important information about the application.
For WoodCream, for example, it is good to know that the ideal application temperature is between 10 ° C and 30 ° C. So it’s not worth standing for him in the middle of summer at 36 ° C on a scorching day. Or, if you want to treat wood surfaces that have not previously been treated with RMC products, remove any loose coatings or wood fibers (using an abrasive, steel, or brass brush) and then thoroughly remove the sanding powder from the surface as well. If there are any highly soiled, oily wood or mold stains on the surface to be treated, it is advisable to clean the surface with Rubio Monocoat Exterior Wood Cleaner and then rinse the surface with clean water.
Once we have made sure that the wood surface to be treated is clean and dry, we can start the surface treatment.
Applying outdoor wood paint? There is no problem with wax cream wood paint
Surely in front of all of us is the picture of the suffering of our last fence painting: dripping, running off, streaked, uneven, the sidewalk and paving are both stained, drunk, not drunk enough, and we could even list how much of a fight it can be to get there. business". We can put an end to this Calvary with the revolutionary wax cream wood paint of Rubio.
Prior to application, mix the WoodCream thoroughly (undiluted) and then apply evenly to the vertical wood surface with a brush suitable for water-based products in the direction of the wood fibers. Work in zones of 3 to 4 planks, preferably keeping the current surface moist. Try to spread the paint evenly with as long movements as possible. It sounds simple, and thanks to its creamy texture, it really is. It doesn’t flow, it doesn’t drip, you don’t have to rush it.
In case you want to achieve a higher coverage, you can apply a second layer after at least 3 hours. Make sure that the second layer is applied evenly to avoid stains.
Maintenance, renovation - nothing is easier!
Treating new wood surfaces can even be quick and easy, with quite good results. But it is rare enough that maintenance and refurbishment do not require much effort either. That is why we are very proud that Rubio WoodCream is not only easy to use, but also provides long-lasting, strong wood protection for our outdoor wood surfaces with its breathability, water repellency, care and self-cleaning effect. However, if the surface needs to be updated and maintained after a sufficient period of time, it will not be a problem either. How do we know when the time has come? If the wood surface no longer repels enough water or we see that its color has faded, it is worth refreshing our wood surface. We briefly summarize how to perform proper maintenance operations.
Of course, the first step here is to thoroughly clean the wood surface. Then mix Rubio WoodCream thoroughly and dilute with Rubio WoodCream Softener. Basically, we recommend a ratio of 9 parts Rubio WoodCream to 1 part Rubio WoodCream Softener, but this can be changed up to a 1: 1 ratio to achieve the desired result. You can use Transparent # 0 (undiluted) in the Gray Collection to create an uncolored effect. Although this version does not have a UV filter, it allows the wood to age naturally while protecting and water repellent the wood surface.