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Austrian traditions of wood treatment


Benefit No.4
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Natural compounds are much more effective than synthetic ones.

Choosing natural compounds, you redeem yourself with warranty of doubts in safety of a treated surface. Though besides, natural compounds protect wood much more effective.

Information in detail is given in the section How it works?. Here we’ll just briefly list the main features of the natural compounds:

  1. Penetration into a wood upper layer, its hardening and protection from inside of wood…

The natural compounds penetrate into wood cells, form a layer on their walls and impregnate them. After polymerization the wood facial layer is armed with the polymerized compound. On expense of this effect, it becomes more stable, hard and wear resistant.

  1. …and forming of elastic “breathing” protective cover outside of wood.

The film formed by the natural oils and resins in contrast to the same of synthetic polymers, possesses with porousness and is permeable for water steams, due to which, in the case of the film-forming natural compounds, vapor permeability changes insignificantly. Certainly, the thicker the film, the less it is permeable. For instance, the glazed lacquer has vapor and air permeability several times less than the same of a cover formed by glazed compound, oil or wax.

The natural film is very elastic and is not destroyed because of natural changes of wood sizes. The synthetic film is much less elastic and due to this reason it cracks easily because of natural changes of wood sizes or release water steams from it.

  1. Unique combination of vapor permeability, water and mud protection.

Alongside with air and vapor permeability, the natural compounds are able to repel liquid water and contaminations reliably protecting wood and conserving its look.

  1. Natural properties of natural compounds: beautiful look, tactile comfort, antistatic properties and ultraviolet resistance.

The compounds based on the natural oils, resins and waxes highlight wood pattern in an excellent way and adds to it hardly visible warm natural living tinctures (in absence of a pigment in a compound composition), due to which it is hard to be confused with telling them apart of synthetic covers. Wood tone becomes deep, succulent and “living”. Variety of patterns and gloss degrees of a wood treated with a natural compound can essentially differ depending on compound composition and a technique of its production: from sateen, mat to silky, silky glazed and glazed. For the natural compounds, the inherent characteristic is their special “warm” and “living” gloss, which is never reached with synthetic compounds. The treated surface (and especially it concerns compounds based on waxes) is very pleasant by touch: at making a tactile contact with it, a feeling of warmth, soft silkiness and comfort is created; that is why they are very suitable for treatment berths in a bathhouse, floors and furniture.

Besides, the natural covers possess natural antistatic properties that prevent covers from contamination and make them nice by touch.