Checking for damage
During the cleaning process we recommend that your simultaneously check for signs of damage to the external coated surfaces, such as cracks. Cracks in the paintwork will allow water to penetrate the timber which would cause rot after prolonged exposure.
If there are signs or damage to the coating of the timber, there are a few remedial solutions which are:
- If the surface has been damaged by abrasion, gently remove the signs of damage by manually abrading the damaged area with an appropriate tool or material such as a sanding cloth. Ensure that work is carried out in the direction of the grain and that all dust is removed from the timber window or door upon completion.
- It’s then recommended that the timber is recoated with a fresh protective coating to ensure the timber is resealed and minimise further damage from moisture or harsh weather.
- If denibbing is required, use a fine grade hand pad (such as Scotch-Brite™) and gently sand the surface of the timber coating, then apply a new layer of the original coating to bring the surface finish back to new.