How do you Protect a Wooden Summer House?

How do you Protect a Wooden Summer House?

Euan Langley
Authored by Euan Langley
Posted Monday, March 28, 2022 - 11:20am

Wooden summer houses are a great way to make the most of your garden, they are incredibly versatile as you are able to choose from many different shapes and sizes, they can also be used for all sorts of purposes. 

They have been popular for a long time now and their popularity is only increasing, since they are made of wood you are going to have to keep some things in mind to make sure that they are fully protected from the elements.

Now one thing to keep in mind is that they will absolutely need protection on the outside but sometimes you will also need to consider protecting them on the inside. 

The first thing you are going to need to think about before doing anything is to determine what kind of wood was used and if it is pre-treated or painted. If it is then you shouldn't have to do much to it, just keep it clean and try to take proper care of it. It will eventually need work done to it but it is best to address those issues when they arise. 

What is more likely is that it is constructed from softwood that hasn’t been treated and that is where you are going to have to do some work to it.

Starting with the inside, you could choose to use a wood floor varnish or paint to help protect it, maybe even consider using a wax oil. After the floor, you could then also do a very similar thing to the walls to help protect them too. 

The inside is less of a concern than the outside as that is what is going to need to deal with the weather. 

Use a wood preserver that is meant for exterior wood as this will help protect the wood from issues such as mould, make sure you use the preserver though before you do any painting or varnishing. 

Then using exterior wood paint or varnish to help protect the wood while also adding to the appearance. 

You could also opt to use wood oil that is meant for exteriors as they can be particularly useful when trying to stop the wood from breaking or warping, this issue is most likely to come up when dealing with a large summer house. 

When you use an oil or paint make sure that the preserving agent that you used is compatible with the oil or paint that you are using. What could potentially happen if they aren't compatible is that the paint or oil won't actually adhere to the wood. 

A wooden summer house from National Stables really is a terrific way to really make the most of your garden space but there is quite a bit of work involved in constructing, protecting, and maintaining them. 

That is why if you aren’t sure what to do but you would still like to be able to have one in your garden then you should speak to a professional as they will be able to provide you with the best options when it comes to getting one.

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