I have a specially turned cedar lamp post that I would like to
preserve from rot as best possible. I have looked at various
products but, based on the viscosity of the liquid and the
fact that they seem to be water-based, I don't have much
confidence in them.
Is there any product that really works??
I have cedar posts that have been in use in the garden for 15 years. I
treated them with Green Cuprinol:
The posts show no signs of trouble so far.
Seal the end with tar. Roofing tar should work OK. Dig the hole 1
foot deeper and have the post rest on top of gravel. The post should
last 15 years or perhaps many more. My mailbox post is going on its
Thanks to all. I have a gallon of Behr Post Protector (similar to the
Cuprinol) home but will consider the tar idea which makes a lot of
sense also. (Why not apply the roofing tar up the sides of the post
P.S. At Home Depot, is that called Roof Sealer?
Caution: coating the bottom of the post with tar will prevent the
bottom of the post drying out, and will accelerate rot. This
only works with pressure-applied anti-rot that leaves the bottom
of the post still able to drain.
You want the bottom of the post being able to dry. That means
using materials that _don't_ seal the wood below grade, and
parking the very bottom of the post in something that
drains well. Like gravel.
Age and Treachery will Triumph over Youth and Skill
Thanks. I have gone with Behr Post Preservative (Similar to Cuprinol)
and will dump some pea stones in the hole before I set the post.
How's that for a compromise???
On Fri, 26 Oct 2007 18:21:40 -0000, email@example.com (Chris
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