Green/non hazardous wood preservative


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Old 03-08-23, 08:13 PM
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Green/non hazardous wood preservative

I used copper green and Iíve had enough. Smells awful and if I get a little on my clothes or skin the smell lingers.

Are there any safer alternatives? I read boiled linseed oil can work? Iím not putting posts in the ground. Just wood in an marine environment.
 
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Old 03-09-23, 02:02 AM
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If you don't thin boiled linseed oil with mineral spirits it won't soak into the wood and doesn't like to dry. Linseed oil is prone to mildew. What is the wood being used for? a dock?
 
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Linseed is not good for a marine environment. There are a lot of better alternatives. Try looking up treatments for teak, a wood very commonly used in marine environments. Many of those products use tung oil as a base and you have a lot of options as to the exact makeup. Some products have UV inhibitors or are specially formulated for hard woods...
 
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Yes, this is on a dock. All the wood in question is PT likely Douglas Fir.
 
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Were you actually coating your whole dock/deck in copper green? Normally that is only used to paint on the cut ends of treated lumber or the ends of fence posts.

Have you using a product intended for that purpose? There are a lot of deck treatments available. I've used Cabot's products on mine and I like them better than Thompson's.
 
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No, itís not being used as coating. We use PT wood for framing and the docks use various sizes of PT wood. When we cut boards or rip them down we use the preservative to coat the cut ends to protect them.
 
 

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