Do you know the value of your time?
Do you know how long it takes to sand a patio again?
Did you know that it was possible to significantly reduce the maintenance time of your outdoor deck by choosing the right product?
To avoid repetitive sanding between the maintenance of all your horizontal wood surfaces, you need a product that is perfectly absorbed in the wood and does not tend to accumulate as a film with time and maintenance.
In this article I will try to show you that ALIS products do have these characteristics by exposing why the oil finish does not peel and therefore does not need to be sanded before maintenance.
The sanding step is so long and so arduous that the exterior paint industry constantly seeks ways of accelerating it. We can name hand sanding, chemical stripping, electric sanding and even sandblasting. If sandblasting is appreciated for its efficiency, it nevertheless poses serious safety issues for you and your patio. Be careful!
However, maintenance without any sanding will always be preferable to the best surface restoration techniques.
5 REASONS WHY ALIS PRODUCTS PREVENT YOU FROM SANDING YOUR WOODEN PATIO OVER AND OVER AGAIN
I have identified for you 5 reasons why sanding between maintenance is not required when applying ALIS 579 or any other ALIS products. These reasons are related to oil impregnation capacity, but also to its nature that is similar to wood. The stability of the oil and the coloured components over time are an advantage when one knows how to apply them well.
1- ALIS NATURAL OIL: A PRODUCT THAT SOAK THE WOOD OF YOUR PATIO
The application of the ALIS 579 product avoids sanding your wooden patio over and over again because it is a wood impregnating product. The mixture of Livos thinner, respectful of human health, tung oil and linseed oil effectively penetrates the pores of the wood. When oversaturation of the wood is avoided, the oil does not form a layer on the surface and the finish remains impeccable until the next maintenance.
2- NATURAL OIL: A MOLECULE SIMILAR TO WOOD
You’ve heard that saying: "like seeks like". Once impregnated in the wood, the oil molecules bond easily with wood. Moreover, ALIS products such as Terrace oil - ALIS 579, by integrating into the wood structure do not seal the wood and allow it to breathe. Therefore, these are more resistant to moisture seeping out causing many cracking and peeling with a lot of stains and paints.
3- ALIS PRODUCTS: COMPATIBLE BETWEEN THE MAINTENANCE LAYERS
Tung oil contained in the ALIS products is stable despite bad weather, because it does not rancid and does not rot. Since ALIS products undergo little change over time, maintenance coat will merge well with the initial coat. This great compatibility of the ALIS products with themselves over time, added to the high compatibility of the oil with your wooden patio will prevent peeling and therefore the sanding between the maintenance layers.
4- NATURAL ALIS OIL: MADE OF MORE STABLE NATURAL PIGMENTS
Natural pigments are ground more finely and are more stable than chemical pigments. This allows them to penetrate deeper into the wood and thus avoid chipping. Again, the secret to a perfect application is to avoid oversaturation of the wood by leaving on the surface the amount of product that the wood can absorb. Indeed, a supersaturation of the wood will have the effect of creating a film similar to a layer of paint on the surface. You do not want this nether for your wallet, because you will end up applying more product, nor for maintenance, because the layer of oversaturation could occasionally peel.
5- NATURAL OIL - ALIS 579 OIL: SUITABLE FOR ALL TYPES OF WOOD
Whether it is spruce, hemlock, treated wood, red cedar, ALIS 579 - Terrace oil is suitable for all types of wood. Because of its impregnation capacity, ALIS 579 oil even performs very well on teak wood or Ipe wood. However, due to the high density of these types of wood, it is recommended to apply a very thin layer. On cedar and treated wood, it is advised to wait a warm season to let the wood dry and the tannin of the cedar come out.
The impregnability and compatibility of the ALIS 579 oil with your wooden patio prevents you from sanding it over and over again. In the long run, an easy maintenance every two years is desirable, because it is just faster that way. Neglect of maintenance, on the other hand, will be costly in terms of time and money, as the damaged planks will have to be replaced. This oil distinction, in comparison with other products found on the market that do not possess these same characteristics, will therefore be easily understood a few years later.
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