It never ceases to amaze us what a difference a new finish makes to wood cladding. We have recently had a customer who was in desperate need of a makeover for cedar clad garden office & gym.
Roger at R and A Pressure Washing has given us another great case study to show you and we think it’s looking amazing. When the office was installed 2 years previously, the customer had used Seasonite new wood protection to protect and stabilise the new wood. The wood therefore needed a good clean before a finish could be applied, as you can see:
Firstly, he applied Net-Trol
By using this powerful and fast acting wood cleaner and brightener, Roger was able to restore the natural colour of the cedar cladding and decking and clean it quickly and easily. Before starting work, Roger masked off all the areas of the building which he didn’t want to be treated.
Net-Trol is non-aggressive and is harmless to plants, so Roger didn’t need to worry about it damaging the grass next to the garden office.
Firstly, he wet the cladding and the Southern Yellow Pine decking with fresh, clean water.
He then applied Net-Trol with a synthetic roller and then scrubbed the surface with a stiff synthetic brush.
After leaving it to stand for around 15 minutes, Roger then scrubbed the surface whilst simultaneously rinsing it with water. You could also use a pressure washer, max. 60 bar.
If the surface starts to dry while you’re leaving the Net-Trol to work, simply mist it with some water. If you want, you can repeat the procedure but in this case, the Roger did not have to.
Then, the timber was left to dry for 48 hours before applying the finish.
Next, Aquadecks was applied
One of the great things about Aquadecks is that maintenance is easy, with no sanding or stripping required.
Roger applied a liberal amount of Aquadecks. He worked in sections that he could complete within 30 minutes, working in the direction of the grain.
After the ‘wet look’ of the first application disappeared, he then applied a second coat of Aquadecks. He then allowed it to penetrate for 15-20 minutes.
Roger then wiped away any excess Aquadecks that had not penetrated. This avoided it drying in shiny spots on the surface of the cladding.
Have you used any of our products to makeover your home or garden? We’d love to see your photos!
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