Window weather stripping is the key preparation step, which guarantees the longevity and strength of your wooden support. This involves removing existing layers of paint, stain, varnish, waxes and oils to find your surface “bare”. This step also gives you a better guarantee of the effect and quality of the finish you want. Exposed to sunlight and weather, the wood of a window is damaged over the years.
It should therefore be protected so that it remains healthy and aesthetic as long as possible. This treatment is generally done just after the installation of door frames, and is renewed regularly. Refer to the product manufacturer’s instructions as needed. The treatment of wood can be limited to a protection against the wear of the time (water and sun) by applying water-repellent finishes adapted to the outside.
However, depending on the region (hot and humid zone for example or insect infested zone), it may be useful to carry out an additional fungicidal and insecticidal treatment. It is also possible to intervene on door frames in place for several years. On the other hand, a preparatory work of stripping is necessary to expose the wood before treating it. Check our gallery to inspire you!