Glazing larch wood - what protection does that bring?

When it comes to protecting larch wood, one always hears different opinions. When it comes to the choice of suitable protective equipment, the opinions of the experts always differ. In this article you will find out what glazing larch wood can do and what you should pay attention to when choosing and using the glaze.

Protective effects of the glaze

Glazing provides multiple protection for larch wood:

  • Protection against excessive moisture and moisture in the wood
  • Protection against graying (for pigmented glazes with UV protection)
  • slightly also a protection of the surface against mechanical stress
  • protection against drying out of the wood
  • protection against cracking and warping of the wood
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Protection against excessive moisture and moisture in the wood

Usually high quality larch wood can handle moisture well. Structural wood protection is important here, i.e. the wood must be built in such a way that it can dry off again when exposed to moisture (no contact points or moisture accumulations). Then, as a rule, no chemical wood protection is necessary, but it can still bring an additional benefit.

Protection against graying (for pigmented glazes with UV protection)

Graying is a natural self-protection effect that the wood inevitably performs. It is used to protect against further decomposition of wood components (lignin) due to UV exposure. If you don't like the silvery-gray patina of the wood and prefer to keep the original color, you can use pigmented glazes. However, they must be renewed at regular intervals, more frequently in particularly stressed areas.

slightly also a protection of the surface against mechanical stress

Glazes can also help to reduce abrasion at stressed areas of the wood (e.g. walkways on terraces), as the surface layer of the glaze is rubbed off first. Of course, stressed areas always have to be treated accordingly.

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Protection against drying out of the wood

Glazes can also help prevent the wood surface from drying out, but oils are usually better suited for this.

Protection against cracking and warping of the wood

If the wood is saturated with moisture and then dries, the wood can warp and cracks can appear if the wood dries unevenly. If the moisture penetration of the wood (e.g.B. already reduced by driving rain), the risk of cracking is also lower.

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OSMO larch oil natural tinted (009) 2.5 liters
53.94 EUR To the product Tips & Tricks Additional protection of the wood with a glaze can be recommended, and is always necessary if you want to prevent graying. With glazes, however, always make sure that they are also suitable for larch wood. Resinous wood in particular can cause problems when glazing. Due to the tannic acid in larch wood, glazes also dry much more slowly. Always pay attention to diffusion-open glazes!

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