Carvings and, in particular, larger sculptures often have a large proportion of end grain and long wood surfaces. If these surfaces are treated with natural oils, normally so-called “inlets” occur. This means that the oils are absorbed via the end grain surfaces and show stronger color contrasts or even stains on the adjacent long wood surfaces.
Shellac is the ideal solution to provide solid wood furniture with a repellent coating. With the help of the LIVOS team you will find out what preliminary work is necessary and how to give your furniture a precious finish. Step by step.
The best place to store wooden furniture in winter is the garage or a dry cellar. Good ventilation is important. And it should not be too warm either, because low humidity and high temperatures, as usually prevail in living rooms, can lead to cracks in the wood.
"Mbatik" means "write with wax" in Javanese. With a special wax pot on a stick (tjangting), which works like a fountain pen, liquid wax is applied to the fabric in the form of lines and patterns. This is where no color will adhere when dyeing the fabric.
Natural, pollutant-free and made from renewable resources: The LIVOS cleaners are made for environmentally conscious people who attach importance to particularly sustainable products. The LIVOS product range offers efficient cleaning agents that are used in the household, by DIY enthusiasts and professionals in the industrial and craft sector.
Old furniture have a special charm that many people appreciate a lot. If you want to restore an old heirloom, a treasure found in the cellar or a flea market bargain, you should not only pay attention to the use of appropriate materials, but also to the correct procedure. With the following tips, you can work up old wooden furniture and turn them into expressive, customized art pieces.
Mold in living spaces is a serious health threat. Therefore, a professional mold remediation is important. LIVOS offers health-friendly and readily biodegradable mould removers. The products do not only combat mold on walls and floors, but also the spores in the indoor air.
Whether a generous seating group for the outdoor area, an original deck chair for the terrace or practical hanging shelves as a herb bed on the balcony: DIY pallet furniture are more popular than ever. With just a few simple steps it is possible to obtain a sustainable piece of furniture for garden, terrace and balcony made of a conventional Euro pallet.
Wood is a popular and high-quality material for furniture and flooring. In combination with the colors on the walls and ceilings, it decisively influences the spatial effect. From luxurious to gaudy to simple - numerous designs are possible. We give you some tips about colors and types of woods.
Carnival is celebrated in many different countries all over the world, although traditions and customs vary from place to place: In Trinidad and Tobago, for example, the islanders dance erotic dances, drink rum and paint each other with chocolate, mud and oil. In some cities in Italy people celebrate Carnival with a traditional orange battle. In Finland it's all about the sledding, because an old Finish superstition says that by extensive sledging the harvest of next year could be increased... The customs are countless.
Parents who are expecting a child like to refurnish the children's room and to decorate it in bright colors. Since new furniture, floor coverings and paints often emit pollutants harmful to health, experts advise to use only organic and pollutant-free products. With paints based on natural raw materials, parents can bring color into the children's room without affecting the little health. This guarantees a good start into life.
Linseed oil (= Flaxseed oil) is an important component of many LIVOS paints. To ensure the quality of the oil, we produce the quantity we need ourselves. Read more about the history and benefits of this oil and learn about things users should keep in mind.
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