The majority of our customers are investing in wooden garden gates and driveway gates for many reasons. Whether it is for their stability, security or durability. But ultimately we all really love the visual of wooden structures, particularly when the grain stands out. So how can you enhance the grain on your gates to give you that stunning natural appeal?
Here at BK TImer, we primarily use Scandinavian redwood for our gates. We use this type of wood for many reasons, from the high quality of the wood to the sustainability and even down to the unique grain that it offers.
There are a number of suggested ways to enhance the grain of your wood. Some work best for internal wooden features, whereas others work well in weatherproofing your wood.
The most effective way to enhance the grain in your gates is to treat the wood with an oil-based stain. The stain will effectively latch onto the darker features in the grain to increase their appearance. Here are some tips for effective staining:
For outdoor use, the best weatherproofing oils are usually Linseed, Walnut and Tung oils. For the right one for you, we recommend heading over to your local DIY store and reading the specifications for each. Please be aware to avoid walnut oil where nut allergies are present. Boiled linseed oil contains metal drying agents, so please be aware that you cannot use any leftovers on products that are near food.
For more information on bespoke wooden gates for your driveway or garden, please get in touch with a member of our friendly team who will be happy to assist you. Check back to our blogs regularly for more information and ideas on how we can work with you and your home.