Naturally Waterproof Wood: Steps To Waterproof


Steps To Naturally Waterproof Wood

The steps are mentioned below to naturally waterproof the wood:
  1. Gather All Tools And Material: The first step is to collect all the material and tools needed to make the wood waterproof like sandpaper, turpentine oil, spare rags, steel wool, oil (tung, linseed, or walnut), and lint-free cloths.
  2. Decide Which Oil To Use: Next step is to decide the type of oil to be used for waterproofing the wood. The most commonly used oils are walnut, Tung, and linseed.
  3. Purchase The Oil: Then the users need to buy the appropriate oil from the market for the wood surface.
  4. Create A Mixture: Prepare a mixture by combining the apple cider vinegar, oil, and turpentine in a metal container.
  5. Prepare The Wood: Next step is to take high-grit sandpaper and sand the wood surface and remove the imperfections from the wood surface. Then remove the sand residue from the wood surface.
  6. Prepare Yourself: Now the users need to protect themselves while handling the mineral spirits by wearing the rubber gloves and Keep all the rags nearby.
  7. Apply The First Coat: Then put the little amount of oil mixture on the rags and then rub the wood surface with the rag to apply the first coat of mixture on the wood surface.
  8. Let The Coat Dry: Leave the oil to settle on the wood surface for about 30 minutes. Then remove the extra oil from the wood surface with the help of clean cloth and let the surface to dry for about a day.
  9. Apply Two More Coats: Last step is to apply more number of coats if needed. Then repeat the same process and smoothly finish the wood surface.
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