Staining the wood surface with black pine tar offers many advantages, besides making the surface more attractive. Pine tar, per se, is a traditional wood surface treatment that has been around for thousands of years.
Have you seen those ancient Scandinavian churches? They still stand today because they have been treated with this stain.
People prefer it over other synthetic material because pine tar is known to deeply penetrate the water to offer a barrier on wood.
It’s also antiseptic and it contains insect repelling properties.
Black Pine Tar Offering UV Protection
Although it’s been around for thousands of years, some people only discovered its benefits now. Thanks to the many design websites and magazines that featured this wood stain.
Because of its many benefits, people prefer to buy treated wood that has been stained with pine tar. They know that this material offers high-quality protection against UV degradation of color.
It can also protect the wood from weather and surface soiling.
However, you must remember that even if you stain the wood surface with this material, the surface still needs maintenance. It means that you have to re-apply it after a year or so.
Why Black Pine Tar is Popular?
There are many colors of pine tar. One is black pine. It’s not the most popular though. It depends on where you apply it.
Some prefer red stain while others black.
But no matter what color you choose, pine tar is the best option to protect the wood surface allowing it to stay beautiful for many years or decades.
When applying this wood stain, you need to properly clean and dry the surface first. You may apply the stain on treated wood. However, you need to remove the coating first.
For the best moisture protection, make sure to add linseed oil. Pine tar is sticky so you may find it challenging to apply the stain to the wood.
A 50/50 mixture is recommended. However, you may change it based on your preference.
The linseed oil may also make the stain darker or lighter depending on how much oil you add.
Is It Better Than Paint?
Painting and staining offer different results. The former is a coat that you apply on top of the wood. The latter, on the other hand, is a coat that you apply to protect the wood from degradation as it penetrates the wood better.
However, the stain may fade away after some time. Paint, on the other hand, needs scraping to peel it off.
But you have the option to apply paint on top of the pine tar. However, you can’t apply pine tar over a painted surface. That’s because this stain only works on bare wood.
In that case, if you wish to protect the wood from moisture and degradation, you need to apply the stain first.
However, you may no longer need to paint the wood surface once you see the result of the pine tar.