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Wood preserver?

Hi people

Has anyone got a suggestion for an inexpensive wood preserver for furniture and wood below ground. I often use half linseed and half turpentine. It works well but stays sticky  for a few days.

 

Thanks

 

dicky

 

 

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Re: Wood preserver?

Hi @dicky,

 

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Re: Wood preserver?

I think Bondall and Diggers both have an underground wood preserver that's about $20??? a ltr, I want to say??... Back in the day we used creosote and other poisonous stuff... I don't think you have an extra cheap, or DIY thing here that wouldn't be poisonous to some degree.
As you know, linseed doesn't last underground. I like Tung oil above ground, for non food applications outdoors. Usually a linseed girl for furniture. Recently bought some bondall exterior furniture spray, because it has added driers and uv protection, so doesn't stay sticky. Instant gratification! LOL
Be aware that tung oil can cause allergy sensitizing over time in some people. I don't put it on the tables and chairs and stuff that will be touched regularly. Was recently looking to use tung oil on a potting bench, but went over to the bondall because my shop was out of stock.
Can I ask if you use turpentine to aid penetration in the first coats? Or on subsequent applications as well? I've only ever done that on a first coat, but only on some woods. Just wondering...
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Re: Wood preserver?

Thanks Jan-Jan.

I’ll have a closer look at Bondall and diggers.

For subsequent coats I decrease the turpentine to about 25%.
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