Adding weatherproof treatments or paints to log cabins can improve their longevity, making them more capable of withstanding a range of adverse weather conditions. A treatment should therefore be carefully applied, and added once the log cabins have been fully constructed.
Before paints or treatments are applied, make sure the wood is clean by wiping off any collected dust or dirt . It’s also important to add a primer, and once this step is complete, it is usually advisable to wait at least twenty-four hours before adding your treatment.
Once this period has passed, you can treat the wood, although give the treatment a good thorough stirring first. Once this first coating has been brushed onto your outdoor BBQ hut or garden cabin room, it must be left to dry. A second coat can usually be applied after a couple of hours.
High quality paints and stains are always recommended, and good brushes must be used to guarantee an even and clean application.
Whichever treatments are used on your outdoor huts and gazebos, a generous amount must be applied to the wooden planks. It is also important to identify and target specific areas that may be more vulnerable to dampness and water, and carefully apply your dampproof coatings on these parts. Also, remember that treatments must be applied to dry wood, and not on any parts that are wet.
For more information about the selection of log cabins we provide, speak to our friendly team at Logspan today.