inside or outside?
A thin-film glaze is usually as fluid as water, and just like water, these glazes also penetrate the wood. Therefore, a thin-layer glaze but the wood itself rather little protection from the weather. For the wooden floorboards on the terrace, you should therefore choose a thick-layer glaze, as it remains more on the surface. But the thick-film glaze is hardly breathable, which makes it easier to crack when the wood is working. Las Step by step glazing wooden planks
old cotton cloths
- brushes wide
- lacquer bowl
- orbital sander
- sanding paper
- 1. Preparation
- The wooden planks must be thoroughly cleaned and sanded. For this you need several differently grained slippers. Start with the coarse sandpaper first and then work your way down the grain to the finest sandpaper. Depending on how smooth you want the wood surface, you should sand the wooden planks up to a grain size of 120 or 150. Las 2. Glazing
The glaze is first applied sparingly with a high-quality brush in the direction of the grain. Treat yourself to a real glaze brush for this work. This has slightly longer and softer bristles than a paint brush. Make sure that the glaze is applied evenly everywhere. If you have put too much glaze on a spot, it must be wiped away quickly with an old cotton rag.
Tips & TricksBefore sanding, always look carefully to see which wood planks you want to sand. Certain coarse-grain shipboards, which are particularly comfortable on the feet, must never be sanded. Here, the tangible grain would be lost by the grinding and the wood will be downright damaged. Such sanding marks are never to be reversed and the probably rather expensive floor would be ruined forever.