Wonder why people still incline to use wooden materials for their exterior and interior even after building using glass, steel, or concrete? Wood is natural, and it attracts creativity and convenience. For a couple of recent years, classy designed wooden items have grown to become trendy for homeowners. The raw, most refined textured wood item ideally develops elegance in a home. However, wood might tend to fade if it doesn’t get sealed correctly. Even so, there’s a solution to your worries. Here is vital information that you need to know on how to seal wood without changing color.
• After Wood is Painted, Ensure Complete Dryness
You might have used either an acrylic lacquer or water-based polyurethane to conduct the final finishing painting processes on your wooden item. It’s vital to allow the paint or stain to dry out completely.
Working with water-based polyurethane is a much delicate process. It doesn’t need vigorous stirring because it will result in bubbles forming, which can cause disaster when you apply the wood. Instead, take a brush and press it at the container or tray edge that contains the sealer before continuing with your application process.
• Sealer Application Process
You need to follow a couple of things when you begin applying the sealer to your wood. It’s preferable to proceed as follows.
1. Focus on using long, hard, and guided strokes.
2. Avoid going over the painted area twice before total dryness.
3. When working with acrylic lacquer, put in mind that it’s delicate, dries fast, and has lower chances of forming bubbles. But, you still can’t go over a stroke twice before the sealer has completely dried.
• Sanding of the Sealer
Sanding between an acrylic lacquer sealer and water-based polyurethane differs hugely. Unlike the acrylic lacquer, polyurethane requires careful, light, and gentle sanding action on each coat made on the wooden surface. While for acrylic lacquer, sanding isn’t necessary on each layer of a coat applied.
Besides some minor differences with the sealers mentioned above, the results to your wood will always be natural, and the color will never fade. Also, several layer applications won’t cause any ruin effect on the wood.