Log Cabin Homes
Salt Percarbonate is the very same chemical discovered
There are a couple of things that must be thought about when using this method for cleaning up wood.
Most significantly, chlorine bleach (Sodium Hypochlorite) is among the primary chemical substances used in paper mills to break down the wood fibers in the paper production procedure. Chlorine breaks down the lignin in the wood which is the glue that holds the wood fibers together. When the lignin is gotten rid of the fibers are lowered to a pulp that then is extruded through a series of rollers that expels the water and leaves a paper substance after it dries.
The point is that too strong of a chlorine mix can ruin the wood fibers in the deck or log home.
If bleach is put onto a piece of wood and enabled to stay any length of time, you can take a stick and really scrape away a considerable layer of the wood. If you analyze it, you will find that it has turned the wood to pulp. Not just does this ruin the wood, but it is practically difficult to wash all the bleach from the wood. If you put bleach on your fingers and aim to wash it off, you will find that it is extremely slippery and tough to eliminate it from your fingers. This suggests a high ph level. The very same thing holds true with the wood. So, there winds up being a bleach or stripper residue left on and in the wood. Not the perfect circumstance to be using a brand-new surface. Since these chemicals are tough to totally wash from the wood after generous quantities of rinse water, the wood will still have a high ph level. To counter this, the wood needs to be reduced the effects of to reduce the ph level to stop any damage to the wood as well as avoid disrupting the brand-new surface. To do this Oxalic Acid is used. Applied by sprayer, the acid reduces the ph level of the wood and at the exact same time lightens up the wood. This procedure whether deliberate or not is typically neglected by the property owner in addition to the uninformed painter throughout the deck or log home repair procedure leaving recurring quantities of the chemical in the wood. Once again, not the perfect scenario to be using a brand-new surface.
Likewise, chlorine by itself does little for cleaning up dirt and other impurities. For that reason, a cleaning agent needs to be included. TSP (trisodium phosphate) is a great cleaner if combined correctly. TSP is a derivative of borax and care should be taken when using to any surface area. Make sure to never ever let it dry on glass or metals.
Chlorine does fit in the cleansing procedure. Blended effectively and used moderately, it is the very best method of not simply getting rid of mold, mildew, and algae, but likewise eliminating the mildew spores deep into the wood cells. Used correctly, chlorine can do an outstanding job without harming the wood, but it needs to be used properly and need to be reduced the effects of to accomplish great outcomes without harming the wood.
Keep in mind, the secret to a long-term stain is correctly cleaned up and dry wood. Anything that will disrupt the performance of the sealant; existing spots, dirt, mildew, chemical residue, or wetness should be eliminated using the cleansing techniques, reduced the effects of with an acid bath and permitted to dry. Dry is specified as wetness material of at least 15% or lower. Anything greater and the oil stain will not soak up correctly into the wood. And the more stain soaked up into the wood, the much better the performance of the surface. Keep in mind, preparation and more notably, correct preparation, is crucial to an excellent and enduring surface.