Authentic, natural, rustic: old-wood look for the living room
Sunburnt old wood has a unique character: wind and weather give the wooden facade of alpine huts, farms and barns their special charm, creating a strong look with extraordinary color effects
This old-wood look also looks really good indoors, however - in a natural children's room, a rustic lounge or a modern kitchen. And the best thing is: with the new softwood stain
Arova Aqua-Alpin Trend from ADLER, carpenters and joiners can bring the alpine hut style into the living area almost overnight. ADLER expert Stefan Oberladstätter shows you step by step how it's done:
Step 1: Brushing
The old-wood look comes out best on strongly brushed spruce or on thick spruce veneer. Brush the wood firmly - best by machine - with the steel brush in order to reveal the hard annual rings and thus achieve a striking look.
Step 2: Sanding
Treat the brushed wood by lightly sanding it with grit size 100 to smooth the surface slightly. Then remove the sanding dust thoroughly.
STEP 3: SPRAYING AND SPREADING
During the spray process, apply the stain from two sides wet-on-wet with plenty of excess in the direction of the wood grain - the application quantity is approx. 150 to 200 g / m2. Immediately spread the stain thoroughly by drawing it out transversely and longitudinally to the grain with a soft brush. Alternatively, the stain can also be applied by a coating process. In this case, work the stain into the wood with a soft brush in the grain direction.
STEP 4: PRIMING
For the priming you can use both water and solvent-based paints. After a drying time of six (for water-based paints) to twelve hours (for solvent-based paints) or even better overnight, you can apply the first layer of topcoat. As a topcoat, Stefan Oberladstätter recommends ADLER Pur-Naturmatt or alternatively ADLER PUR-Antiscratch HQ G5. For lighter shades you should choose a lightfast top coat such as ADLER Legnopur or ADLER Aqua-Resist
STEP 5: INTERMEDIATE SANDING AND APPLYING THE TOPCOAT
When the primer has dried, gently sand the surface along the annual rings with an abrasive sponge in grit size 220. Then you can apply the topcoat to the surface.
MOUNTAIN HUT LOOK IN THE LIVING ROOM
The distinctive mountain hut look is finished for the interior: Arova Aqua-AlpinTrend provides a rustic, highly positive stain pattern, which is underlined by the natural surface of the brushed spruce.
Arova Aqua-Alpin Trend is available in eight different standard colours, from the light-coloured Hansi and Heidi to the dark Franz and Hias. All colours are intermixable and can be made lighter with Arova Aqua-Alpin Trend Farblos.
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