Many factors influence the need for professionals when it comes to heat-treated wood (torrified).
Indeed, you can find many different types of wood that are heat-treated. The better known ones are pine and poplar.
Pine is generally maintenained with paint sprayers and pain brush. It is possible that other tools are used depending on the state of the wood. Less porous than poplar, pine requires only one coat of stain, two on surfaces facing south.
Heat-treated poplar on the other hand, will more often than not require two to three coats of stain becuase the wood is so porous that the stain penetrates more easily.
There are many different products made for heat-treated wood on the market, most have distinct ways of applying. Whether it’s Woodplus, Carver, Mica, Pareo, Sikkens, MF, etc… Different brands often come with different methods of application.
Tout often we see treated-wood badly handled and that required a complete restoration. That is to say, a complete stripping and a new stain applied.
The state of the heat-treated wood : Determines the maintenance requirements as well as the products to be used and the application method.
If the condition of the wood makes it so that it can be easily restored then we apply the original product to revive the wood back to its original state. However, if many planks are completely deprived of a stain then a complete stripping of the wood must be entertained. Indeed, if we simply re-apply the same product on wood in such a state then the results will be less then expected.
When it comes to heat-treated wood, for all your restoration, maintenance and staining projects on heat-treated wood, you should definitely do business with people that are experts. Indeed, the washing, sanding , restoration, maintenance and stain-application techniques are different when it comes to heat-treated wood. It requires a particular expertise to maintain and protect it adequately.
Over the years we’ve observed many maintenance and restoration projects on heat-treated wood, and more than a few had to be completely re-done simply because they were performed by inexperienced entrepreneurs. PROBOIS has more experience than any other business when it comes to maintenance of heat-treated wood and offers its services to accomadate the rising demand in these types of projects.
Heat-treated wood, although fickle, resists very well to the passage of time when it is well maintained. Indeed, we recommend a preventative inspection so that the wood can conserve its original look.
Since heat-treated wood is almost always stained directly in the factory, only a few steps are necessary to ready the wood for its maintenance. However, we always recommend a yearly wash using a pressure washing machine to remove any unwanted dirt accumulation.