Brighten Technique

The glaze brighten technique is the right method, when an optical alignment of dark, weathered or grayed wood components to other areas - for example new wood windows and doors - should be achieved.

The specialist achieved the effect with a coordinated combination of opaque base coat and glaze finish on limited dimensionally stable and dimensionally stable wood parts.

Dark, greyed or weathered wood form the baseline
A dark glazed balustrade shall be brighter. At the same time, the wood grain shall be preserved. Here brighten technique is ideal for use.

Graying of the wood with opaque base coat to cover
First, the timber is covered with a dark undercoating. To achieve a uniform light background, use yellow or bright shades of ocher for the best.
As a base for covering we recommend Brillux Impredur Primer 835 with its excellent moisture management properties.
This pimer can be toned down with the Brillux colorsystem – also by colour templates.

Brillux gel-glaze as finals coat
The subsequent coat (and possibly intermediate coat) is done with a glaze that is always applied in the direction of grain lightly streaky.
By implying the wood grain the desired glaze effect will be achieved. Here the wood-preserving-gel has some advantages against a conventional glaze.

Advantage in detail:

•    wood-preserving-gel doesn´t drops
•    wood-preserving-gel doesn´t splash
•    wood-preserving-gel is easy to paint and there are no tears

The wood-preserving-gel will be more fluid during the processing (paint with brush) and is therefore very good for not dimensionally elements like roof undersides and wooden garden houses.
Especially well suited for intermediate and final coatings is the moisture control Brillux gel glaze 510.


The perfect result

The perfect result is due to the interplay of opaque base coat and galzing final coating.