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How to prepare a yellow birch floor for best results and maximum durability?

If you are a handyman in the least, you may be tempted to sand your yellow birch floor by yourself. Although it is recommended to call on a professional or make sure you are skilled enough for this kind of operation, doing it yourself is not impossible and can save a substantial amount of money. If you have decided to take on this adventure, follow these guidelines...

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How to treat your wooden bathroom furniture?

You’ve just seen a beautiful bathroom in your favorite magazine! The bathroom’s vanity is made of wood. You really like the look, but a question comes up: "Can I actually put a wooden vanity in the bathroom?". Didn’t I hear that humidity is wood’s worst enemy? Yes, but there is a but. It all depends on the wood’s specie and its protection. Between varnish, epoxy and oil, there are certainly major differences in look, but in the end, all these products will provide a water repellent treatment to your bathroom furniture.

By reading this article, you will see that if you follow a few guidelines, you will be able to give your new bathroom a nice look with a wooden furniture whether it is coated with varnish, epoxy or an eco-friendly oil.

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Marc-André, Ph. D
Yep, they are coming and I will upload them as soon as they are ready!
Friday, 09 November 2018 12:20
Marc-André, Ph. D
Bram, you can watch the video of natural oil application on floor with French subtitles on YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/watch... Read More
Monday, 19 November 2018 10:30
Marc-André, Ph. D
Here is another video of natural oil application with cotton wick also on YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLcrbqDdLK8... Read More
Monday, 19 November 2018 10:41
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Restoring your window has become a real head-scratcher? Please read this post!

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

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

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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Thanks Alex for your comment! As it is true that most oils and wax products are not recommended for busy home, KUNOS 244 because o... Read More
Monday, 21 August 2017 21:26
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What product should I use to protect my wood dock against water and UV rays?

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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Thanks Ellis!
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