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Pine Tar Wood Stain to Protect Wood Surfaces Affected by the Sun

Wood is still the best material to use when you’re building a house, renovating, or redecorating. Why? It’s still the most eco-friendly option, as long as the wood has been sustainably sourced. However, wood is vulnerable to fading. Thankfully, there are several options to choose from to protect it. One is a pine tar wood stain

Genuine Pine Tar Wood Stain 

In Sweden, many wooden houses there have been treated with pine tar. This treatment has been used for hundreds of years. Throughout those years, pine tar uses have evolved. Before, people used it only on wooden houses and boats. Nowadays, though, people are applying pine tar to bridges, modern structures, and other outdoor surfaces. Although it has many uses, the main purpose of applying pine tar is to protect the wood against UV rays. 

Why Wooden Surfaces Require Protection? 

Wood can fade over time. Sunlight exposure can cause damage to the wooden surface. But it’s not only the fading and discoloration of the wood materials that pine tar can be good at. Rather, pine tar is also ideal to protect the wood from moisture. Sunlight isn’t the only enemy of wood. Too much moisture can also affect the wood. 

It can cause wood decay if not treated properly. But wood doesn’t just decay because it’s wet. Instead, it decays when there are fungi. Wood rotting is actually the result of fungal growth in the tissue. And to prevent it from happening, you must protect the wood from moisture, thereby stopping fungi to grow. 

Pine tar can penetrate deeply into the wood. Despite that, it still allows the wood to breathe. One best thing about pine tar is that you can find different stains. A popular option is red. Before applying the stain, though, you need to mix it with pure linseed or tung oil. The oil will allow the stain to better penetrate the wood. The oil added will also make pine tar less sticky. In other words, it’ll be easier for you to work on it. 

If you’re not sure how to add it to the wood, you may refer to the intro kit that we include in the package. Or you may browse our blog to find some tips on how to properly stain the wood to your wooden surfaces. When it’s time for you to apply the stain, it’s important to properly clean the surface. Make sure that it’s also completely dry. 

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Clean It with Water and Soap

To clean the surface, you may use water and soap. The combination will help in removing dust and dirt from the wood. Brushing it may also help. Since the pine tar that you purchase from us is concentrated, you need to mix it with linseed oil. The proper ratio is 1:1. You may also need to warm the mixture first before applying. Pine tar wood stain is a natural product. It means that its appearance varies from one batch to another. In that case, you need to mix larger quantities to get the right color stain. If you need further help with buying pine tar wood stain, please contact us at 818-308-8430