exterior wood care with clacked it woodworking
We spoke to Steve Clack from Clacked It Woodworking about a recent Scandinavian style planter bench he was working on, and was pleased to hear how the Polyvine Exterior Wood range assisted him in creating the perfect piece for his customer.
Objective for Project
Being an exterior piece of furniture that would be exposed to daily use I needed to protect this project from both the elements and general wear. By gradually building up the layers using Polyvine’s Exterior Wood Protection range I could achieve this brief.
Polyvine Exterior Wood Stain in Oak
Polyvine Exterior Wood Varnish in Satin
Polyvine Exterior Wood Varnish in Dead Flat
The initial step I took towards protecting the bench was to treat it with Polyvine Exterior Oak Wood Stain. I applied 2 coats to achieve both the protection and aesthetics I required for the project. Secondly, I treated the bench with 2 coats of Polyvine Exterior Wood Varnish in Satin. Finally, to add further protection and to reduce the sheen achieved from the satin varnish I applied 1 coat of Polyvine Exterior Wood Varnish in Dead Flat.
I've experimented with many different brands of wood protection on my projects, but the Polyvine range is far superior. Application of the stain was smooth and simple allowing me to work the product into the grain and still achieve an even, unblemished finish. Applying the protective varnishes was even simpler! The consistency of the varnish allows the brush to glide across the surface, like a quality varnish should...and the added bonus of being quick drying speeds up the completion of the project. Some varnishes leave a sticky, tacky residue...this is not the case with the Polyvine products. The quality of the products can enable even an amateur to achieve a professional finish.
Polyvine Exterior Wood Varnish
Step into Spring...
Lighter mornings greet us, the daffodils bloom and sunnier days begin to appear – Spring is here and we naturally start to think about the longer, warmer days ahead.
At this point, people venture out into their gardens and outdoor space, and plan how they can spruce up their exterior space ready for the summer BBQs and garden parties.
Fences need painting, garden furniture needs a makeover and the shed needs a rub down.
Enter Polyvine Exterior Wood Varnish - an exterior wood varnish designed to protect against UV light and more crucially in the UK, weather damage.
This waterproof, microporous, UV resistant clear protection for exterior wood, is a unique polymer system that delivers a finish of your choice and highlights the natural grain of the wood.
Suitable for both exterior softwood and hardwood timber applications, this product will protect the wood, preserving it through a variety of weather conditions, whilst giving you a finish of your choice.
Perhaps you prefer the slight sheen of a satin finish? No problem, Polyvine Exterior Wood Varnish comes in a satin finish, the build up of which contains the UV protection.
For a more subtle finish, Polyvine specialise in a dead flat finish, making the final appearance matte and smooth, ideal for a more natural looking wood.
Available in 500ml, 1ltr or 2ltr, Polyvine Wood Varnish can be found in specialty stockists nationwide.
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