Special Kiln-Burned Pine Tar
Auson's Special Kiln-Burned Pine Tar is a fine golden-brown wood tar that takes on a glaze-like quality with time. It has a low pitch content, high resin content, and a high degree of purity. It is used primarily to meet the high demands placed on treatment of building exteriors, shingled roofs and boats, as well as veterinary use such as in the care of hooves, both for horses and other animals. It also has uses in personal care products. It is produced in the traditional way in Sweden using special outdoor burning pits.
Special Kiln-Burned Pine Tar can penetrate deep into wood, especially if mixed with linseed or tung oil to be used as a wood finish and preservative. The recommended mix is 50/50. The result is a natural wood surface that is water-repellant, rot-resistant, pest-resistant, and UV resistant. Ideal for treating boats, shingled roofs, and wooden buildings.
Pine tar itself does not dry on the surface of wood, rather it soaks into the wood, leaving the surface feeling dry over time. Combining 50/50 with a drying oil provides the necessary drying and durability for the finish. Must be applied in warm or hot weather onto warm wood for maximum penetration into the surface. Pine tar can also be thinned with a gum turpentine.
Pine tar has been relied upon for centuries for preserving ancient buildings in Europe, such as Norway's Stave churches, some of which are still being used and maintained with pine tar after 900 years.
Pine Tar from Auson is produced in a closed kiln, oven made, and is creosote-free!
Made In Sweden