Wooden facade - care for durability

A wooden facade looks particularly natural and often contributes to the indoor climate inside the house. The wooden facade can last for decades. But the facade also has to be cleaned and cared for. Depending on the type of wood, a different type of maintenance is necessary for the wooden facade. How to properly care for the wooden facade is written here.

Maintaining the wooden facade step by step

  • Wood glaze
  • Wood mass
  • Wood cleaner
  • Brush soft
  • brush
  • bucket
  • broom
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1. Clean

If you regularly clean the wooden facade, you only need to brush the wood properly once with a coarse brush or a street broom before maintenance. It is of course important that the facade is dry.

2. Heavy soiling

However, if the facade is heavily soiled, which is particularly common on the weather side, then you should scrub the wood properly with a special wood cleaner. Make sure that the wood cleaner contains a moss destroyer. Before you can then continue working, you should let the facade dry thoroughly.

3. Mending

If cracks or damaged areas are already visible on your wooden facade, they must be closed again before maintenance. It may be necessary to replace an entire board. When buying wood pulp, make sure that it is suitable for outdoor use.

4th. Apply glaze

You usually have to apply an open-pored glaze again after two or three years. Even so, you should be reasonably thorough. When applying, don't forget the abutting edges and the narrow sides of the boards if they are exposed. Start with the glazing as far as possible at the top of the facade, as you can then automatically distribute the clogged glaze as you continue working.

If you use an opaque glaze or wood protection paint, you do not have to paint as often, but the preparatory work is more extensive, as you usually also have to sand. To make your work a little easier, you should prefer light, opaque colors. Dark colors fade quickly and need to be reworked more often.

Tips & Tricks If you want to paint less often, you should use Douglas fir or larch wood. These two types of wood are significantly more weather-resistant than other types of wood. The price, which is also significantly higher, is usually recovered after a few years through the savings from constant painting.