Bamboo Shield oil is used for the basic treatment and maintenance of deck boards, garden furniture and siding. With Bamboo Shield you can enhance the natural color and bamboo grain. Bamboo Shield is also suitable for wood or other natural materials.
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The special, water-based composition of the oil ensures that the product is soluble in water. The oil provides a strong water- and dirt-resistant surface and slows the formation of mold and algae. Bamboo Shield has excellent UV protection.
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The bamboo surface should be clean, dry and grease-free. Let the bamboo boards dry for at least 24 hours, so that the humidity of the bamboo is up to 17%. Remove any rough bamboo fibers with sandpaper grain 120. Treat the bamboo surface only in dry weather and a minimum temperature of 13°C. Avoid direct sunlight and high temperatures.
Open the can and stir the oil carefully before use. Apply an even thin layer of oil with a brush, treating the end edges first. The oil has a creamy color when it is liquid. Treat the entire surface at once and spread the oil thoroughly. After up to 5 minutes, remove excess oil with a clean cloth. Pay particular attention to joints and grooves, in these the oil often remains thicker.
It takes 24 to 48 hours before the oil is fully cured, depending on weather conditions and temperature. The bamboo surface should not be exposed to water during this period. When the bamboo is dry it may be rubbed up for an extra hard-wearing surface. This can be done with a hand pad or a single-disk machine.
Store Bamboo Shield in a dark dry place and out of reach of children. To give your bamboo products long-term protection against aging, we recommend annual treatment with Bamboo Shield.
Sustainability is very important to us. That's why we also want to be transparent when it comes to shipment costs. We do not make a profit on the total shipment costs to our customers.
Small items/quantities are shipped from € 14,99
Medium items/quantities are shipped from € 49,99
Large items/quantities are shipped from € 99
For a complete overview of shipping costs and delivery times, please see the overview page.
With photosynthesis, bamboo extracts CO2 from the air and releases oxygen. Bamboo produces about 40% more oxygen than wood and absorbs up to 35% more CO2 than wood. That makes bamboo better for CO2 offsetting than wood.
Bamboo & Environment
The use of bamboo greatly reduces the greenhouse effect and climate change. Bamboo absorbs greenhouse gases and releases 35% more oxygen into the atmosphere than an equivalent species of hardwood. This is due to its high growth rate and photosynthesis. Climate change has been an issue for several years, which is why bamboo could be included as a certified hardwood. Bamboo is also suitable for biomass production because it gives the second highest biomass on earth.
Bamboo & Cracks
A natural characteristic of bamboo is that cracks may appear vertically, this cannot be prevented. These are caused by differences in climate and humidity.
If you treat the bamboo poles with an oil or lacquer, the number of cracks will be less than if you do not apply a protective layer. But unfortunately this cannot be prevented 100%. The cracks can expand and shrink depending on the climate.
Protect the forest: build with bamboo
Every year more than 13 million hectares of forest are cut down.That's 1140 soccer fields every hour. Of course forests are planted, but the annual net loss of forest is over 7 million hectares, which is more than twice the area of Belgium. If those forests were not cut down, up to a quarter less CO2 would be released into the air.