As a protracted overdue observe as much as a earlier article I offered pertaining to the remedy of lumber utilizing an allegedly all pure Cedar Oil primarily based product, I’m now able and sufficiently assured to report my findings from the analysis I’ve carried out so far on what can solely be referred to by me as a a lot improved model of that earlier product.
A enterprise colleague and really shut buddy of mine, Jeffrey Hartman has labored with and researched the Cedar Oil primarily based timber remedy fluid for a few years now. He initially bought it from Texas in common shipments made up of fifty 5 gallon drums. Jeffrey and I at all times felt that even though this product was good, it might be additional refined and probably improved upon. The unique product lacked in again up documentation, formal registrations and any market consciousness by most people, nor did it have any actual accountability or credibility with regard to laboratory managed testing and so forth. These points had been destined to be modified and to realize these modifications, a protracted and sluggish course of was began along with some managed formulation assessments and modifications till finally, after all of the variables and collateral standards had been addressed and glad, a newly designed crystal clear product bottle and new model title had been launched and registered as Hartman’s Perma Protect TM. It’s packaged and obtainable in 1 gallon, 2.5 gallon and 5 gallon containers.
Now that is the place I can offer you particular particulars of my very own private testing of the all pure Perma Protect product. My property is situated near Vancouver in British Columbia, Canada and to the rear of my home I’ve a big areal timber deck that sits over a ravine and within the midst of very tall mature timber and quite a lot of bushes and ferns. This deck faces north and enjoys a seasonal view of the Rocky Mountains throughout the Fraser River. Within the fall of 2011, I eliminated the vast majority of my current painted deck rails and spindles, most of which had been displaying naked wooden and rotting badly. The structural posts had been nonetheless structurally sound aside from just one which I additionally changed utilizing pre handled lumber. As you may think about, the humidity and common moisture ranges round this deck are each excessive and considerably excessive. Nonetheless, as a substitute of renewing the two x 6 hand rails and a couple of x four spindles in pre handled lumber, I made a decision to make use of the frequent SPF white lumber generally discovered within the massive field retailer suppliers. This was a deliberate alternative on my half for I knew from my expertise of dwelling right here that after actually each winter, the paint could be pealed from my hand rails and lots of the spindles even though every Spring I had utilized a primer and a minimum of two coats of fine high quality skilled grade paint to every thing. Now I wished to assemble my rails in white wooden and deal with all of them utilizing the brand new Perma Protect product as a severe product take a look at in what I think about to be excessive circumstances. Throughout the Spring and Summer season months the deck will get direct sunshine within the early morning after which afternoon and evenings. The solar right here in BC may be very popular particularly from early to late summer season months Mountain Timber Products.
To start with I constructed the brand new backside rails, spindles and high rails, once more utilizing 2 x 6 for high rails and the usual 2 x four for the spindles. Upon completion of the development work, I selected a pleasant sunny day with little wind and I proceeded to organize the brand new timber by making use of chilly water misting from my backyard hose. I solely labored on one part ( About three eight foot panels ) at a time in any other case the water could be dried out earlier than I may apply the Perma Protect. I then proceeded to brush on a fairly even coating of the product to all surfaces, with a heavier software to the highest areas of each spindle the place their finish grain is going through upwards. I repeated the method with the opposite areas of latest rails, first the mist after which the product till all surfaces and areas had been coated. After lunch, I then began originally and utilized my second coating of Perma Protect, this time with out the misting software first. By mid afternoon the job was accomplished and the rails had been contact dry and the nice aroma of cedar oil lingered for many of that day. The product must be given about forty eight hours to completely remedy earlier than making use of paint or stain. I began what I think about to be a tedious strategy of making use of the paint to all areas. No particular paint was used, only a simple satin end water primarily based latex obtainable in every single place. As I did the spindles and rails in a two tone pallet, this job was barely time consuming however on the finish of the day properly price it. I utilized a complete of two coats of latex and standing again to admire my work, determined that this was a superb place to begin for my ongoing take a look at on Perma Protect.