The local borg used to sell a jug of green copper-based fence post
preservative that smelled nasty but seemed to do a good job of
preventing rot on fence posts.
I went to HD tonight and in my area (Mass), they no longer seem to carry
*any* fence post preservative -- they only had various clear deck
sealants. I imagine this is due to various environmental phobias.
So, what do people recommend now to get the maximum protection for (non
pressure-treated) wood that is in ground contact?
Home Depot apparently sells it in some parts of the country, but not
For products like that I've searched online and eventually found
it somewhere that would ship it to me. That might not be legal, but
places either don't know the law or don't care. It probably means
been banned in certain parts of the country. If you can find it,
you probably want to get
enough to last you for a long time, because usually the next phase is
Teak, possible. Redwood and cedar will rot, just takes a bit longer.
The only wood I know of that doesn't rot at any appreciable rate is
Black Locust. Posts made of that are still firm 30 years later. The
"treated" 4x4s you get at the lumber store are good for maybe 10 years
Guess he can't get it there then. Maybe somewhere else? If not, Jasco
Termin-8 is about the same and seems to be available.
I ended up finding the following at a local lumber yard:
Zinsser Woodlife CopperCoat Wood Preservative.
It seems to smell and look like the old stuff I remember.
I paid about $18 for a gallon.
Hopefully, it works..
Replace your wooden fence posts with posts which have been treated
with glass called TimberSIL... Wood can't rot when it is coated with
glass down to a molecular level...
I realize this is now 2014 but it appears your link is yet another failed
eco-friendly solution introduced with minimal or
no testing. Of course it becomes all the rage according to the rich and
famous, such as Brad Pitt. Not so much for
mainstream Americans who have to consider cost.
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