Wood protection with stain
To prevent wood from graying out, deteriorating and ultimately completely disintegrating, it must be intensively protected - through constructive measures, but also chemical and / or physical protection. The goal is to keep the wood dry as long as possible and to prevent the proliferation of fungi.
Constructive measures such as sufficiently large roof overhangs, water drainage through window sills, drip holes or lack of contact with the ground play a key role here.
Chemical protection (eg Cetol Aktiva) against the proliferation of bleaching and wood destroying fungi should only be applied if the type of wood used and the location of the building so require. The impregnation must have a good penetrating power and an excellent effect in depth so that the chemical protection acts only where it is supposed to act, that is to say in depth in the wood.
Constructive measures and chemical protection are supplemented by physical protection (stain, glaze or saturator).
It consists of several layers aimed at protecting the wood against the elements and preventing it from absorbing water. Its effectiveness is absolutely essential and can only be maintained by regular inspections, maintenance and repairs.