Four major benefits of using an exterior finish on woodby Stains Paints WRP is America’s Leading distributor of Mohawk
If you are planning to protect your exterior wood, you should definitely consider refinishing it. While resorting to an exterior wood finish may seem like an unwarranted step, it actually has many benefits – both aesthetic and functional. What follows should throw light on some of the benefits of refinishing wood.
It waterproofs the wood
Your exterior wood is likely to be exposed to water in many situations. Even wood that is inside is not protected against accidental spills. As you would expect, water is extremely troublesome for wood. This is where using a high-quality wood finish like Exterior 450 can come in handy. Exterior wood finish forms a water-repellent wall on the surface of the wood that causes the water to flow away harmlessly without damaging the wood.
It provides a layer of protection against rot
Once your wood starts to rot, there is no returning. Rot can cause all sorts of problems for your wood as it can damage the structural integrity of the wood. The sad thing is that once your wood starts to rot, it cannot be repaired. That being the case, it is better to prevent it from rotting in the first place. Using a wood finish is well worth the effort here. It can protect your wood from termites, mold, mildew and everything else that can cause rot.
It prevents sun and UV damage
Constant exposure to direct sunlight can damage wood over a course of time. The only way to prevent the wood from the damaging effects of sunlight is with wood finish. Wood finishing will effectively block sunlight and prevent the wood from being discolored.
It can be used to color the wood
Wood finishes are an excellent way to color your wood. With a high-quality wood finish such as General Finishes Enduro White Undercoat, you can give your wood an easily distinguishable appearance so it matches your existing or intended decors. On the other hand, if you decide not to play with the shade of your wood, you can go with a clear wood finish that only preserves and accentuates the natural look and feel of the wood surface. You must keep in mind, though, that most wood finishes are not completely see-through or opaque. They are always somewhere in the middle.
With the right finish, you can even give your wood a color that does not naturally occur in wood, all while preserving the things that make wood innately attractive, such as grain and texture.
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