Wood and water, regardless of what beautiful pieces of driftwood might suggest, aren’t always a match made in heaven. When left unprotected and, in turn, exposed to water, wood has the propensity to be stained, to warp, and ultimately rot.
For those who are attempting to maintain a special bit of furniture or beautiful flooring, this can be a massive potential problem. For those who may have just built a new set of patio pallet furniture or put in new decking, this is something that should be dealt with now rather than later. Thankfully, there are a couple of very simple and safe DIY methods for getting these things sorted. Thankfully, there are very simple and natural DIY methods for getting these things sorted out that you can try!
Olive Oil and Lemon
So for this natural remedy, you will need to mix, three parts olive oil to two parts lemon juice. This can be decanted into a spray bottle and applied with this, or you could use a polish rag which can be dipped into the concoction. The solution can be put in a glass jar or a spray bottle and it really is that simple! You will notice a fresh lemon scent in the air, the wood is being looked after, but you don’t have to go to a massive effort to do it.
Sometimes it is the case that we have really over-complicated our lives with chemicals. Coconut oil can certainly save you plenty of hassle. Give the wood a wipe with a damp rag, let it dry, and rub in some straight coconut oil. It will replenish, revitalize, and protect the wooden surface. As well as this, though it isn’t the smell associated with furniture polish, coconut is a pleasant fragrance!
Oil and Vinegar
We know what you are probably thinking, arent oil and vinegar the crux of most salad dressings? So it can’t get much safer to use! With this in mind, believe it or not, a bit of canola oil and vinegar makes a brilliant wood sealant, protecting wood from burrowing insects, wear and water. As well as this, this can be reapplied to revitalize the wood, something that won’t work without sanding off varnish.
If you are finding that these natural solutions are not helping with your wood rot issues, then it’s time to contact NY Remedials. We are here to identify affected areas and provide lasting wet rot repair solutions. To find out more, please get in touch.