Genuine Pine Tar is produced from resinous pinewood. It contains all ingredients of rosin and fatty acids and their conversion products such as rosin oil, oxidized acids, esters, high boiling terpenes and fatty alcohols, etc, which characterizes a pine tar of high quality. Pine tar has been used in Scandinavia for hundreds of years to protect and preserve wooden buildings, boats, jetties and everyday items. As well as protecting wooden structures against rot, natural tar is also mildly antiseptic.
Genuine Pine Tar is used for wood preservation of cottages, splint roofs, boats, bridges etc. It is also recommended for treatment of wooden church roofs and other cultural buildings made of wood. The Pine Tar can also be used on animal hooves An old recipe is equal parts Genuine Pine Tar, gum turpentine and linseed oil, raw or boiled. Do not apply on skin.
Instructions for use
We recommend to heat up the Pine Tar to 50 – 60°C or to blend the Pine Tar with Gum Turpentine. This will make the Pine Tar more volatile and easier to work with. The heat or the Gum Turpentine will also help the Pine Tar to successfully penetrate the wood. Apply a thin layer to avoid the film from cracking.