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How to recover and waterproof wooden houses: useful tips

31 July 2023

Summer has arrived and it is the ideal time, for those who have a garden, to spend time in wooden houses, which add a touch of charm and naturalness to our outdoor space. However, they are exposed to several environmental challenges that can compromise thenike air force jordan bouncing putty egg jordan air force 1 yeezy shoes under 1000 adidas yeezy sale air max 270 women red and black jordan 1 adidas boost 43 lingerie super sexy best wigs red and black jordan 1 air max shoes cheap yeezys air jordan 1 low flyease motagua jerseyir durability and aesthetic appearance, such as graying, mold development and rot. To preserve the natural beauty of the outer wood and prolong its life, it is essential to perform proper cleaning, treatment and maintenance. Let’s not waste any more time and let’s see some effective methods to recover and waterproof the wooden houses, so as to preserve their appearance and protect them in the long term.

External wood problems: the possible causes

Before delving into the methods of recovery and waterproofing, it is important to understand the main causes of the problems of external wood. The wooden houses are exposed to various environmental adversities, including:

1. Degradation of wood

Exposure to bad weather, such as rain, snow, sun and moisture, can cause the deterioration of wood fibers, which results in a loss of strength and structural stability of the house or external wooden surfaces.

2. Yellowing and graying

Exposure to sunlight and ultraviolet rays can cause a progressive color change of the external wood over time. This phenomenon is manifested by a more yellow or gray shade, influencing the aesthetic appearance of wooden structures and reducing their attractiveness.

3. Mold and fungus

The presence of mold and fungus on the external wood is often caused by a humid environment and lack of adequate ventilation. These organisms can damage wood and, in some cases, pose a risk to the health of people who frequent the area. The accumulation of moisture and stagnant water can also lead to wood rot, especially in the most exposed parts such as the floor and the base of the structures, weakening the stability of the material.

4. Cracks

External wood can be vulnerable to insects and pests that dig tunnels inside the structure, compromising its strength and integrity. Cracks and deformations in the material can occur due to changes in humidity and temperature, which can provoke leakage and facilitate the ingress of water, accelerating the process of deterioration.

5. Detachments of protective finishes

Paints and primers can separate or be damaged over time due to exposure to the elements. This condition can make the wood susceptible to water infiltration and deterioration.

The best solutions for your external wood

To ensure the durability and integrity of the wood used outdoors over time, it is essential to take preventive measures and use appropriate protective products. Let’s see now some effective solutions to waterproof the external wood and preserve it in the best way.

Inspection and cleaning of external wood

Before starting the process of recovery and waterproofing, it is essential to carry out a careful inspection of the wooden house. During this phase, it is necessary to carefully check the presence of damaged parts or gears inside the structure, paying particular attention to every detail, so that you can properly treat them and prevent further damage.It is also necessary to identify any water infiltration points, as they can damage the wood and encourage the proliferation of mold and fungi, leading to an accelerated deterioration of the structure.

After completing the careful inspection of the wooden surface, it is time to proceed with the cleaning and removal of graying and mold.

Cleaning is a fundamental step to prepare the external wood before applying any protective treatment. During this step, it is necessary to remove dirt, impurities and residues accumulated on the material.

Products to waterproof the external wood

Marbec has formulated the perfect product to remove stains from wood: it is SMACCHIO LEGNO, specific stain remover for the removal of the gray patina of external woods, which gives a new appearance to the material preparing the surface to the application of a new protection (paints, oils, impregnators).

Specific stain remover for the removal of the grey patina of aging of external rough woods. It gives the wood a new look and removes stains and tannin halos, preparing the surface for the application of a new protection.

To remove the aging patina from the external wood with SMACCHIO LEGNO, follow these simple steps:

  1. Shake SMACCHIO LEGNO well before use.
  2. Apply the product to the surface of the wood using a sponge or cloth.
  3. Let the product act for 20-30 minutes, keeping the surface wet.
  4. After the waiting time, rub the wood with BLUE BUFFER to remove the patina and impurities.
  5. Finally, rinse the wood with clean water to remove any residue of the product.
  6. If necessary, repeat the application to get an optimal result.

Following these simple steps and using SMACCHIO LEGNO, you can bring the external wood back to its natural beauty, returning it a fresh and bright look.

How to impregnate the external wood

After completing the external wood cleaning phase, we move on to the crucial oil-waxy impregnation phase with FLUOIL, an essential step to ensure long-lasting protection and a high-quality aesthetic finish for the external wood, allowing you to maintain its integrity and natural beauty over time.

Here is a detailed guide for the application of FLUOIL, a specific oil-waxy impregnating product for external wood surfaces:

Oil-waxy impregnation specific for vertical surfaces, windows, doors, garden furniture and external wooden structures in general. It counteracts aging and graying, enhancing the natural characteristics without creating films.

  1. Shake FLUOIL thoroughly before use to ensure even distribution of components.
  2. Apply FLUOIL to the surface of the wood using a brush, making sure you wet the area evenly and following the absorption of the wood.
  3. After about 30-60 minutes, remove excess product from the surface, rubbing it gently with BLUE BUFFER.
  4. Wait for the recommended drying time, which is usually 12-24 hours, and then polish the material with BLUE BUFFER.
  5. Apply a second coat of FLUOIL following the same procedure described above, to ensure optimal protection.
  6. After complete drying, generally within 24-48 hours, the wood surface will be dry to the touch and will not be oily. At this point, make a further polishing with BLUE BUFFER.


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Protection with wax BARRIER

Subsequently, the application of protective wax to nourish the outer wood BARRIER will ensure effective protection against water and oil, as well as provide a barrier against harmful UV rays. Your external wood will thus be protected from water infiltration and damage caused by sunlight, maintaining its beauty and resistance over time. Follow these instructions carefully:

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Finishing wax for external wood. It protects against U.V. rays and atmospheric agents and increases the water-repellent and stain-resistant resistance of treated materials impregnating with oil and not.

  1. Before use, shake the BARRIER product well to ensure it is homogeneously mixed.
  2. Make sure the surface to be treated is completely dry.
  3. Apply the BARRIER product in small quantities on the surface, distributing a thin and uniform layer using a soft cloth. The amount of product to be used will depend on the size of the surface to be treated.
  4. When drying the product, avoid touching the treated surface and be careful not to form excess product. BARRIER generally dries completely within 1-2 hours of application.

Maintenance of your external wood

Last step, but not least, is to carry out a correct ordinary maintenance over time of the external wooden surfaces, a fundamental step to prevent the deterioration of the material, avoiding the need to replace them over time. Here comes DETERCLEAN, biodegradable detergent for wood that cleans and degreases without damaging the materials, keeping your external wood clean and in good condition.

For a degreasing cleaning of the external wooden surfaces, you can follow these indications:

  1. Apply DETERCLEAN on the wooden floor with a rag or mop.
  2. Leave the product on for a few minutes.
  3. Rub the surface with medium-hard sponges or buffers to remove dirt.
  4. Rinse the floor with clean water to complete the cleaning.
  5. Apply a second coat of BARRIER wax following the steps above.

Recovering and waterproofing the wooden houses in our gardens is an important step to preserve them over time and keep them in good aesthetic and structural condition. With proper inspection, preparation and use of Marbec products for external wood care, you can long enjoy a cozy and well-groomed external environment, enhancing your green space and making it an ideal place for moments of relaxation and fun with family and friends. Don’t wait any longer, discover Marbec products and ensure the best wood in your garden!

Discover the products of the article
  • 11.05€


    Specific stain remover for the removal of the grey patina of aging of rough woods. It gives the wood a new aspect and removes stains and tannin halos, preparing the surface for the application of a new protection.

  • 32.21€


    Anti-degradation oil-wax impregnator for outdoor wooden floors Oil-waxy impregnator specifically for the protection of windows frames, doors, garden furniture and outdoor wooden structures in general. Easy to maintain, it does not need to be sanded.

  • 35.98€


    Finishing wax for exterior wood. Protects from U.V. and atmospheric agents and increases the water-repellent and anti-stain resistance of the treated materials impregnating with oil and not.

  • 8.08€


    Detergent for ordinary and/or extraordinary cleaning of wooden surfaces. Cleans and degreases without damaging the materials. Biodegradable, does not contain perfumes and is hypoallergenic.

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