Lugarde
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INFORMATION ON LUGARDE PAINT 

 

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PROCESSING

PROCESSING TEMPERATURE: MINIMAL                                                             5 degr.
  IDEAL                                                     15º -18 degr.
  MAXIMUM                                                       25 degr.
Don’t paint in direct sunlight – start in the shade or use a covering.    
HUMIDITY MINIMAL 55%
  IDEAL 70%
  MAXIMUM 80%
Avoid rainy days, days with too much wind or fog.    
WOOD MOISTURE CONTENT IDEAL 14%
  MAXIMUM 18%
Stir well before use!    
Bare wood or previous coats need to be sanded lightly with 80 grid paper.    

 

 

SAFETY

Contact with skin or eyes:                           Flush immediately with water. 

Swallowing:                                                    Drink sufficient amounts of water.

In case one of the above situations occurs, always consult a doctor.

When painting indoors:                                Take care of proper ventilation.

 

MANUFACTURERS REQUIREMENTS

Link to downloading manufacturers requirements: YO-30C301 (RAL 9010, 7037, 7032 & 7021)

Link to downloading manufacturers requirements: YM—MO34 (OAK STAIN)

Link to downloading manufacturers requirements: YO-xxM370 (Colourless & transparent white)

Link to downloading manufacturers requirements: YO-xxC370 (Transparent light grey, Graphite grey & Brown)

 

MAINTAINING YOUR PAINTWORK

Inspecting and re-applicating your paintwork on a regular basis will positively impact the lifespan of your cabin.

Always apply a paint that is moist regulating and includes UV resistance & elasticity. (Due to wood shrinking and expanding)

Never apply varnish of transparent stain!

When adhering to above principles you may expect your cabin to last for a long period of time.

Be advised that all Lugarde wood-treatment products are water based.

 

WOOD AND IT’S PROPERTIES

As wood is a natural product, it has a natural look and feel which also makes wood a unique product.

Properties like: Course- or fine woodgrain, small cracks, colour shades & knots are all related to the way trees grow and hence cannot be seen as defects. One could say that this gives character to the wood. As mentioned before you should treat your cabin with a proper moist regulating paint. The best conditions to do so are: Dry & windless weather above 5 degrees Celsius and a wood moistness of app. 14 %.

 

TREATING UNTREATED WOOD

In case you purchased your cabin untreated we recommend you to treat all the joints and cavities (that will be enclosed/covered-up after the build) prior to starting the build. Do this with a pre-treatment agent or an impregnant that is suitable for spruce wood. It’s obvious this is your last chance to do so, as you cannot reach these spots after the build. Please avoid treating these cavities with a stain as this will prevent joints from fitting snugly.

After finishing the build we recommend the following:

  • Treat all the timber inside and outside with a pre-treatment or an impregnant.
  • Finish the outside walls off with 2 coats of a proper wood stain.
  • For the inside walls one layer of pre-treatment will suffice but you are free to add another coat of stain.

Always lightly sand with 80 grid paper prior to applying the next coat.

 

TREATING PRE-TREATED WOOD

In case you have purchased a cabin that was pre-treated by our factory, there is no need for applying an extra coat of pre-treatment. You are however deemed to finish off your cabin with 2 coats of stain within a limited amount of time, in that respect the following time table applies:

  • Cabin produced with colourless treatment : within a few weeks after the build.
  • Cabin produced with transparent white treatment: within 6 months after the build.
  • Cabin produced with transparent light grey treatment: between 6 to 12 months after the build.
  • Cabin produced with transparent graphite grey treatment: within 12 months after the build.

After your cabin has received the stain treatment, it is protected against the elements for the next few years. Annual inspection is however still advised, see the “maintaining your paintwork” section above.

Always lightly sand with 80 grid paper prior to applying the next coat.

 

TREATING STAINED WOOD

In case you have purchased a cabin that was stained by our factory, (on the outside) there is no immediate need for applying extra coats of stain. However you might decide to apply one extra coat for the best “looks”. You might decide to treat the inside of the walls with a stain of your choice but as they will already have been transparently pre-treated (inside and out) by our factory, pre-treating prior to installation is not necessary.

Lifespan of stain on average:

  • Transparent Oak : 2 years.
  • Darker grey shades: 3 years.
  • White: 4 years.

As you can see, the need for maintenance is depending on the applied colour but certainly also on weather conditions and in that respect regular inspection is key. 

Always lightly sand with 80 grid paper prior to applying a next coat.

 

DOORS AND WINDOWS

  •          It is paramount to have your doors and windows thoroughly protected with sufficient coats of paint.
  •          It’s basically the same approach as with the rest of your cabin :
  •          Doors and windows produced untreated: Treat with at least 2 coats of paint right after installation.
  •          Doors and windows produced pre-treated: Treat with at least 2 coats of paint.

o    When pre-treated with light shades, shortly after installation.

o    When pre-treated with darker shades, within  6 months after installation.

 

  •        Doors and windows produced stained:

o    Add one extra coat of stain for the best “looks”.

o    Staining can however be postponed till a later moment.

->See the life span table above.

->Perform an annual check.

 

  •        Pay extra attention to properly treating the sides of windows/doors and frames.
  •       Always lightly sand with 80 grid paper prior to applying the next coat.

MAINTENANCE

Inspect your paintwork on an annual basis, furthermore cleaning your paint will extend the lifespan.

Indications that call for maintenance are: Surface getting “brittle” or “powdery”, blathering paint, cracks start appearing.

If you notice any of the above it’s time to plan for maintenance.

Start with cleaning and sanding the existing paint, when checking doors and windows, focus on cracks or possible gaps between rails, stiles and panels. Fill these voids with a flexible filler.

Finish the maintenance by applying a proper stain in 1 or 2 coats.