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Best Wood Species For Your Next Exterior Projects

To choose the best type of wood for your projects, you must know the different types of wood available. Some wood species have particularly interesting properties for outdoor work including wall cladding, structure, flooring, paneling, and much more. Here are some examples of wood species to use for your outdoor projects.

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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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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

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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Recent Comments
Marc-André, Ph. D
Thanks Geline!
Wednesday, 19 September 2018 09:48
Marc-André, Ph. D
All right Peter, thanks for letting me know!
Friday, 12 October 2018 08:15
Marc-André, Ph. D
Hey Spencer, thank you so much! I appreciate it!
Friday, 09 November 2018 12:22


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