Any wood in contact with soil or concrete must be treated with tar or red oxide primer before installation. It is particularly important to treat the bottom of the starting board.
All wood must receive one coat of the desired paint or varnish before installation. Treatment with an opaque or transparent layer (e.g. Embadecor transparent, Embalan opaque or Carefree Protect) offers the wood perfect protection. The pigments in this product are resistant to the effects of light and weather, protecting the wood against UV radiation and moisture.
Log cabins must be treated on all sides, making sure to cover the log cabin profiles and all doors and windows.
Pay particular attention to ends, cut ends, notches, rebates, tongue and groove, frames
and doors. Note: treat the wood as soon as possible after removing the packaging, due to
moisture absorption in the wood.
When using a transparent varnish, it is important to paint along the grain to prevent
Always give end grain a generous coat of extra paint.
Seams, cracks and joints should also be painted generously to eliminate any chance of moisture penetration.
When sawing, planing or drilling during construction, bare parts must be painted
To protect the wood from external influences (primarily moisture), untreated wood must receive a minimum coating thickness of 120 mu. This thickness is largely determined by the percentage of solids in the paint or varnish used.
A transparent or opaque varnish will add around 40 mu per coat. This means that your log cabin will require three coats for optimum protection.