In most cases, interior wooden beams should retain their natural grain and texture. The usually dry environment allows to dispense with an impregnation of the wooden beams. To give the wood surfaces a protection that helps against house dust and common household touches by touching, leaning against or supporting, linseed oil is well suited.
If the wooden beams are to be painted in color, wood oils can be mixed with color pigments. For these products, however, attention should always be paid to freedom from solvents. Anyone who strokes and treats beams can, through anticipatory measures and behaviors, support the lasting effects of pure natural oiling. Suitable measures to extend the interval of oiling to several years are:
Permanent good room ventilation in the sense of shock ventilation
Free "air-rinsed" position of all exposed beam surfaces
- Remove high and standing air humidity in bathroom or kitchen immediately by airing
- The processing instructions with regard to room temperature and wood preparation
- Boundary and outdoor areas
- If oiling is to be carried out on wooden beams that are partly outdoors, such as roof trusses under roof overhangs, special pretreatments or development conditions must be observed according to the type of wood. In the case of deciduous trees, oiling should always be carried out after at least one year of application, so that most of the wood tanning agents are already washed out.
Conifers are often very resinous or have concentrated "resin nests". These must be washed out with turpentine before oiling. Some trees have a high density with low porosity. Larch or oak wood can be sealed directly with the finalizing oil due to the low absorbency without primer.
Tips & TricksIf you do not find any special bar oil in DIY stores or the specialist trade or if you are not satisfied with the selection, you can include all natural furniture oils in your search. Note that waxes are suitable for only a few types of timber, as is the case for parquet and wooden floorboards.