Garden Sheds: Wood Finishing and Weatherproofing Tips

 


Article by: Leanne Tremblay

To keep wood garden , Container ingTips sheds, arbors, or trellises looking their best, consider using a wood , How to Create a Wildflower Garden finishing product , Water Lilies - How and When to Divide and Fertilize such as sealer, stain, or outdoor paint. , Lanscaping - Planning Your Next Project Wood , Keep Your Bird Feeders Filled For The Spring Rush finishing protects exposed wood , How to Pick Up the Most Necessary Gardening Tools? from sun, , How to Pick Up the Most Necessary Gardening Tools? water, , Sampler of Rare Fruits for Fun or Profit insect, and fungal damage.

Here's a list of some common wood , Floribunda Rose 'Julia Child' finishing products:

Wood Sealer: Wood , Home and Garden Decor Needs sealer blocks the pores of the wood, , How to Use Garden Ornaments while still allowing natural , Home and Garden Decor Needs fading and weathering.

Stain: Stain penetrates the wood, , Container GardeningTips and unlike paint, , Tips for Garden Decoration it does not trap moisture , How to Use Garden Ornaments and cause blistering or peeling. Stains come in many colors, , Landscape Fabric - Is Landscape Fabric Even Necessary In Landscaping? and in transparent or solid applications. Reapply the stain every other year to keep the color , Floribunda Rose 'Julia Child' fresh.

Paint: Exterior paint , Your Dream Garden protects the wood , Avoid Common Gardening Errors surface and is available in every conceivable color. , General Lawn Maintenance Tips The garden , Growing Great Strawberries shed or arbor must be sanded and primed before application. Remember that aging paint , 5 Simple Steps to Care For Your Push Reel Mower flakes and cracks, so you'll need to scrape and sand , Lanscaping - Planning Your Next Project again to refinish the wood , Preliminary Considerations Before Building Your Own Backyard Garden Pond down the road.

If none of those appeal to you, there are some other low maintenance wood , Budget For Your Garden finishing options:

Vinyl Siding: For wood garden , Hydroponics ing - An Introduction To Hydroponics Gardening For Beginners (Part 3) Lighting sheds, you can use vinyl siding instead of wood , Lanscaping - Planning Your Next Project siding. Vinyl siding is ultra low maintenance, comes in many colors, , Gardening with Bamboo and only requires periodic cleaning (once a year) with water , Chain Link Fences to keep its fresh appearance.

Unfinished Cedar: If your wood garden , How to Create a Wildflower shed or arbor is made from cedar, (such as Western Red Cedar), you can choose to leave it unfinished. Cedar does not warp, and it contains natural , Decorative Stone Uses For Landscaping preservatives that prevent rot. Natural , Metal Sheds weathering over time turns unfinished cedar a lovely sliver-gray color. , Decorative Stone Uses For Landscaping

Applying wood , Decorative Stone Uses For Landscaping finishing products , Container GardeningTips is easy with the right tools Stains and sealers can be applied with a brush roller, pad, or spray gun. Check the wood , Lawn Tractors - Buying the Right One finishing manufacturer , Patio Umbrella Covers instructions. Apply two coats and expect to reapply every two the five years.
Leanne Tremblay is the author and publisher of http://www.gardensheds.greenhouses.arbors.learnabout.info where you can find great ideas on garden , Chainsaws - Caring For Your Chain sheds, shed , Chain Link Fences plans and shed , A Teak Chair - Create a Livable Outdoor Space with One kits, greenhouse , Patio Bar Chairs for Comfortable Outdoor and Poolside Seating kits, arbors, and trellises.

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