When creating the perfect skin, the application can follow not only by spray, but also by using a brush to protect the wood and provide a decorative surface. However, surfaces whether applied by spray or brush, also requires maintenance at regular intervals in order to ensure a long lifetime.
When applying the coating with a brush, it is important to know exactly what type of wood construction you want to coat. As the wood is subjected to different forces depending on the actual construction, this is a crucial factor that has to be clarified before beginning with the application.
Type of wood construction
Semi-stable wood constructions, like claddings or window shutters, have a medium moisture movement. The layer on top should therefore not be too thick, which is why the use of our mid-film building product SEDIPAN WACT 650 would be a good choice. Non-stable wood constructions, like garden furniture or terraces, have a high moisture movement. Any system that creates a layer would peel off after a short time and renovation would take a lot of time to sand away the non-stable coating. That is why we have developed a special non-film-building with our 3in1 product SEDIPAN WACT 640.
The right kind of brush
The application of waterborne products by brush is as easy as with solvent-borne products if you use the right brush. Due to the faster drying process, it is important that you use a brush that provides a bigger surface. Brushes with special synthetic bristles, which are designed for waterborne products, are ideally suited.
A vital aspect – Maintenance of the perfect skin
As coatings – like human skin – require good care, it is important to maintain the coatings from time to time. All our brush products can be recoated without sanding after cleaning the surface. Slight sanding is only required for maintenance coats on spray top coats.
EXPERT TIPS FOR BRUSH APPLICATION
Wet the brush with water before applying the paint.
This avoids paint drying on the upper end.
Clean the surface before brushing.
Never brush across the direction of the wood fibres.
If possible, work from joint to joint.
If the weather is too hot, first brush water onto the wood in order to slow down the drying time of the coating.