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How do you find your way out of the maze of wood stain products?

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There are hundreds of outdoor stains. There are natural oil stains often found in specialized hardware stores, home made products found in cabinetmaking centers, high-end and low-end stains in large-scale renovations centers... In front of all these choices, it can be difficult to find our way out of this! Yet all products have their share of particularity which distinguishes them from each other. 

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Restoring your window has become a real head-scratcher? Please read this post!

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Your old wooden windows are 25? 50? 100 years old? Worn, damaged and covered with a peeling paint, they completely lost their former look. Is the glass of your window damaged? Or is it the casing or the sash? It may be tempting to replace them with white PVC windows for the modern look but if your goal is a good return on investment by saving on energy costs, you might be surprised to learn that you will have to wait 100 years or even 250 years before seeing the color of your money, much more than the average life of these new windows1

(1) Harris, J. and Blasnik, M. (2007) Reference design guide for highly energy efficient residential construction. 64 pages. (https://library.cee1.org/system/files/library/1755/935.pdf)



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How to make sure your new wooden fence will last for a long time

How to make sure your new wooden fence will last for a long time

Fences make good neighbors ... as long as they are well maintained! A wooden fence has many hedges and corners that can absorb moisture. Some of the precautions outlined below will allow you to keep your new wooden fence beautiful for years to come.

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4 steps to oil or stain your cedar patio

4 steps to oil or stain your cedar patio

You have been studying with scrutiny and discovered that cedar is one of the best wood species for your patio. But you hit a snag. Most of the finishing products you know that worked properly on your old pine or spruce patio now have a hard life on your new cedar patio. Result, you are at your 3rd full stripping and are about to put the ax in your patio! Hold on!!

Cedar is a wood containing an oily sap (tannin) that repels most conventional stain products. However, this feature is also what makes this wood resistant to fungi, insects and other rotting agents. In addition, cedar wood is naturally stable and will be much more resistant to cracking and deformation. So, with the right finishing product, you’re still in good hands with your cedar patio.

In this article, I will introduce you the 4 steps that will make you comfortably enjoy your cedar patio. Note that these steps are important to follow. You will not want to live your old nightmare again!

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Livos linseed oil for wood: an eco-friendly product with an impressive covering power!

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Do you know Livos United States? It is a company that started its activities in 2005 through Ghislain Lebel, a cabinetmaker from Canada. Prior to 2005, Mr. Lebel mainly manufactured AVIVIA kitchen cabinets in St-Séverin de Proulxville near the famous Western Festival of St-Tite.

Disgusted by polyurethanes and other toxic lacquers commonly used in the manufacture of kitchen cabinets, Mr. Lebel saw that the containers of these hazardous products were accumulating in his factory. Moreover, although the safety rules were strictly respected and the employees were wearing a mask to work, the atmosphere was very harmful and the smell highly unpleasant. One day, Mr. Lebel decided that he no longer wanted to offer his employees this highly carcinogenic environment neither did he wanted those hard to recycle residues.

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Why do ALIS products prevent you from sanding your wooden patio over and over again?

Why do ALIS products prevent you from sanding your wooden patio over and over again?

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.

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5 Benefits of Using Tung Oil to Protect Your Wooden Patio

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Have you ever wondered what was the content of your outdoor finishing product? How can we make the right choice if we do not know what we are buying? At Livos, we declare the full list of our raw materials so that you can make educated choices and be confident toward what you buy. 

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What products should be used to protect an outer hemlock siding?

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Less expensive than cedar or spruce, hemlock is the hardwood of soft woods. This characteristic makes it a perfect wood for structures in humid environments such as docks, little wood bridge, fences, flower boxes and garden structures in greenhouses that can also become very humid.
 
Eastern hemlock, a wood well known in the eastern province of Canada, is appreciated for its rustic appearance with rich tone. In recent years, this type of wood has become popular for the structures, sidings and can even be used to build terrace. Because hemlock can easily cracked, attention must however be paid to fibre rolled up near the saw cutline when drying.
 
Known for its resistance to weather and humidity, hemlock nevertheless remains fragile to graying. If it is used in an apparent way and you do not want your wood to become greyish, you will have to add a finishing product to your hemlock siding. However, since it is an open-pore wood, it requires more product than another type of wood, but its protection is thus improved.

 

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How to clean and maintain your oiled floor?

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It's a fact; large surface cleaning products kill your oiled floor!

 

The maintenance of oiled floors requires cleaning products designed... for oiled floors. Failure to do so will result in a reduction in their lifespan.

 

Think about it. Most cleaning products act as powerful degreasers. Difficult for an oil finish!

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Is it a good choice to opt for a pre-oiled wood floor?

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You just bought yourself a pre-oiled floor. It is absolutely WONDERFUL! You will finally be able to rest from all these painful renovations because, to save a little money, you installed it yourself. The problem is that after a few months, the water does not pearl and even leaves stains on the surface. In addition, wood fades and turns whitish where more exposed to the sun. Yet you clean your floor regularly according to the advice you have been given and even put back oil frequently to keep the surface clean. What to do then? 

Here’s what happened, I will teach you a secret almost unknown until now...
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What product should I use to protect my wood dock against water and UV rays?

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Mushrooms, bluishness, peeling, graying ... over the years, your dock will not be immune to damage caused by bad weather. By knowing how to choose the finishing product for our dock, we can avoid many worries. This is why it is important to understand the type of dock we are dealing with and to know the characteristics of a good protective product against the biggest assailants on our platforms: water and UV rays from the sun. 
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How to ensure the stripping of antique furniture?

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Your antique furniture dates from before the twentieth century? It is a safe bet that it is a work of handmade cabinetmaker, a unique work of art. To maintain the market value of your furniture, it is important not to repaint it. The wood is noble and your furniture too. The latter has its own shade, hue, and DNA. If you still want to repaint your furniture, be careful however to apply a primer first so that the paint is not absorbed by the furniture. If you come to change your mind, it will be possible to return to natural wood without damaging the furniture.
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