You Can See All Of The Changes As The Oil Goes On The House

Temple Tantra gets her Oil and a hand rub job for a happy ending

Temple Tantra gets her Oil and a hand rub job for a happy ending to the day.

Once every year or two it is a good idea to add Tung Oil to the wood and metal on the outside of a natural wood exterior and the metal outside too.  This is done with a mix of 50% mineral spirits and 50% Tung Oil in order to get it to go deep into the cells of the wood and metal to dry and seal it up so that the rain does not penetrate ant take that same space later.  While the inside has yet to be oiled, the outside was only oiled once before coming out to the back so we needed to oil it again even though it has been just barely a year since she was planted here.

I hope you enjoy seeing the contrast where the oil has been applied and where it is dry.

Darby

2014

 

 

From the Den upstairs looking back.

From the Den upstairs looking back.

Inside the bedroom at tantra

Inside the bedroom at tantra

Just the door and windows, with the doggy bed

Just the door and windows, with the doggy bed

Close up and frontal, you can see the detail in the wood and color much better with the oil.

Close up and frontal, you can see the detail in the wood and color much better with the oil.

You can see all of the changes as the oil goes on the house

You can see all of the changes as the oil goes on the house

Dramatic color changes and they stay for quite a while.

Dramatic color changes and they stay for quite a while.

Brush it on, then rub it in, and rub the excess off.

Brush it on, then rub it in, and rub the excess off.

The color is so much richer with the oil and you can see how it brings out the blue and green in the porch floor too.

The color is so much richer with the oil and you can see how it brings out the blue and green in the porch floor too.

Tantra with side half oiled.  Not just the wood, but the metal is better off with the oil on it.  That is what seals out the water when it rains.

Tantra with side half oiled. Not just the wood, but the metal is better off with the oil on it. That is what seals out the water when it rains.

Side View of the Tantra  freshly oiled and shady.

Side View of the Tantra freshly oiled and shady.