Despite the availability and durabilitymodern synthetic materials that do everything from panels to the statuettes, many homeowners still prefer wood. Products made of this traditional material attached to housing a special charm.
The tree has only one serious drawback - at the wrong care and unfavorable conditions, it can rot.
But the owner is able to avoid it.
Why rotting wood?
Wood is mainly composed of pulp, thethere is a polysaccharide, which just love all kinds of bacteria and fungi. Unpleasant guests very easy to grow in the presence of moisture, and then starts rotting. Consequently, it is necessary above all to protect wood from moisture. If you're going to do something do not help out of this material, the wood must first be dried thoroughly, otherwise no impregnation.
It is especially important to dry the wood is good if you are going to make musical instruments or wooden sculptures.
The easiest way to handle small decorative wooden objects - dishes, figurines, and various decorations. To handle items you will need:
- Tight cloth fabric.
Take a few paraffin candles. Melt them in a tin. Put in liquid paraffin thing. Initially, it will be on the surface. Keep the jar in the fire as long as the product will not completely submerged. Then pull the thing, and wipe it with a hard cloth.
Paraffin can replace tallow or vegetable oil.
elements of furniture
Larger items can be wooden gratewax. It should be noted that any method is only suitable for dry wood. Item put in a warm dry place (for example, in protoplennuyu and extinguished the stove if you live in the village). When the product warms up, rub it with wax. Can rub a piece of hard wax or softened in gasoline to a paste.
Architectural elements made of wood,can be impregnated with hot linseed oil. Drying oil pour into a metal bowl and heat to boiling. Apply a layer of impregnation on the surface, let soak. One can apply one or two layers. This work can be performed outdoors only.
Boat hulls and machine elements directlyin contact with water during operation, it is recommended to tar. The resin composition includes turpentine, tar sometimes. Work is also carried out in the open air. The resin is pre-melt. Details of the resin quickly because the resin hardens very quickly.
In hardware stores, you can find a lot ofcompounds and impregnation for wood. Effective, not all of them. In particular, the formulations, water-based is very rapidly destroyed and removed from the timber, if it is in conditions of high humidity. A radical method of protecting wood against rot is coated gold surface. This is a very expensive method, therefore almost exclusively used in the processing of works of art. At the same time the very texture of the tree disappears, and it is also necessary to take into account. Painting and varnishing of wood can be used for the protection of wooden surfaces in the apartment or house with good heating and ventilation system. In all other cases (eg, in the open air), they are not the way to protect the wood, and even more so - accelerate the rotting process if moisture gets under the layer of paint or varnish.