Re: Borate as a rot rx--was green plywood
- --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "cosermann" <arielmiller@h...> wrote:
> BTW - While we're speculating, I suspect it's not promoted as a wood
> preservative because it's so cheap. There's more money to be made
> expensive wood preservatives.I used the end cut preservative shown here in the bottom left-hand
corner: It cost less than CDN $10 and I am not sure antifreeze would
be much cheaper nor have the penetrating ability either.
Used it when building the new cradle from pressure treated wood and
the copper treated plywood. I still plan to paint it with a solid
- My cotage is finished with vertical wood boards.
As you know, with rain droping
years after years on the gallery, balcony etc...
the one feet and a haft down the wall got black
with fungies either the wood was treated in that
time with outdoor stain or not.
Fortunatly after reading about éthylène glycol
I gave it a try. With a garden sprayer and with 50% of
water to dilute, I sprayed all the black stains It was
around october and we never go there in winter.
The year after I did not notice any chage as I came
back there but I noticed that the spring rains washed
away all the black (the fungies)and desapered rain
I can assure you that right now my docks with that
treatment after six ears always look as new.
And I will never stain or paint it. Just the
sheapest motor coolant with 50% of water.
Take care of not breathing the mist.
> We get a lot of rain in south GA and concrete driveways get ablack
> fungus in the pores. Marble headstones get it too. Where a carleaks a
> little antifreeze we have a clean circle on the driveway thatlasts for