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Fargo Painting Wood Maintenance

Whether your home is almost completely stucco or of a Territorial/Southwestern influence, all homes have wood on their exterior to some degree.

As mentioned in the latter portion of “Exterior Painting”, wood is primarily biodegradable and constantly eroding.  The primary factors helping quicken this process are:

  • A very hot climate
  • A very dry climate
  • Rain causing expansion and contraction
  • UV rays from the sun

The natural oils in the wood oxidize/dry away, leaving the wood vulnerable to these elements.  We can’t stop the erosion process, but we can slow it down greatly by treating the wood.  Some of the processes for treatment are:

  • Applying penetrating oils, such as tongue oil, deft oil, CWF, linseed oil, etc.
  • Applying “shell” coats like varnish, polyurethane, lacquer, etc.
  • Applying a primer (if needed) and acrylic paint.

In some cases, the wood inside the home may also need some form of treatment, due to the dry climate.

Whatever your wood maintenance needs are, Fargo Painting has a professional treatment option available for you.