About Pine Tar | Material
This is "The Finest Stuff" 100% Organic: Authentic Pine
Tar also referred as Stockholm tar is a pure, natural wood preservative
made in Sweden. Pine Tar has been used since ancient times for creating
a water repellent vapor barrier on wood and rope and for its gentle
antiseptic effect. Pine Tar is used for wood preservation on utility
and fence poles, cottages, splint roofs, boats et cetera. Pine Tar
is an excellent wood preservative and substitute for pressure treated
wood. Works well for preserving wood used underground. Use
this recipe to thin Pine Tar with Purified
Organic linseed oil to obtain faster penetration and avoid stickiness.
Apply warm if possible. Note: do not apply on skin.
Tar "Light"- 0.85 Gallon / 3 Liters
SWEDEN. Contains: 100% pine tar. Applications: wooden decks,
shingles, wood siding. Preserves wood naturally.
# 6110 Price: $44.00
Tar "Dark"- 0.85 Gallon / 3 Liters Made in SWEDEN.
Contains: 100% pine tar. Applications: wooden
roof shingles, posts below ground, boat hulls. Preserves
# 6010 Price: $44.00
Gallon / 440 lb Drum Dark Pine Tar 20% SAVINGS. Low truck
Art # 60100743
Red/Black Pine Tar Stain
RED / BLACK PINE TAR STAIN is a very old Swedish tradition
for surface treatment of wooden buildings, outdoor wooden
structures, and wooden boats. Pine Tar Stain provides fantastic
protection for wood in damp or humid climates as well as in
dry and sunny areas.
Pine Tar Stain - 0.85 Gallon / 3 Liters
# 6300 Price: $74.00
Black Pine Tar Stain - 0.85 Gallon / 3 Liters
# 6200 Price: $64.00
RED / BLACK PINE TAR STAIN is enhanced with iron oxide / carbon
pigments for durability to withstand strong UV exposure. Pine
Tar Stain has a very good penetration on rough cut timber
and allows wood to breathe. Thinning with organic purified
linseed oil gives faster penetration, less stickiness and
a matte surface. Apply as warm as possible for a faster dry
time. Like pine tar, organic linseed oil is a live material
and will interact with the wood surface. When the surface
looks dry, apply a thin warm coat of the organic
boiled linseed oil.
Pine Tar Stain is an organic product extracted from pine roots
by burning. Color may differ in appearance from various batches.
Mix the estimated amount for the entire area to be covered.
For best results, perform application in hot weather.
IMPORTANT: The pigment will sink to the bottom of the container
in storage, therefore it is important to stir the contents
thoroughly to achieve uniform color on the surface. Stir during
application as well. Finish the entire surface of a wall in
order to avoid uneven shades of color.
IMPORTANT: PLEASE READ OUR PAINTING INSTRUCTIONS.
COLOUR: Deep red / Pitch black COVERAGE: Varies greatly depending
wood quality. 60sqft - 300sqft / 0.85 Gallon/ 3 Liter. DRYING
TIME: Dry after application is absorbed into the wood surface,
after which the surface feels dry. CLEANING / THINNING: Linseed
oil soap and water VOC LIMIT: (cat 1.1 / f) 700 g / lit. No
Chemical VOC. Organic. Harmless CONTENT MAX: 300Gr/lit.VOC
Mixing Suggestion: Mixing 25% of the organic boiled linseed
oil into the Red/Black pine tar stain will slightly dilute
the color but create a fantastic wood protection in all types
of climates. Once the color is achieved, maintain the surface
by applying a thin coat of the organic boiled linseed oil
every 3-5 years. Maintenance depends of the quality of the
wood and exposure to harsh weather.
An Ancient Pine Tar Recipe: Thinning with organic boiled
linseed oil is recommended to obtain faster penetration and reduce
stickiness. Apply warm if possible.
- Combine equal parts of Genuine Pine Tar and Purified
Organic Linseed Oil - boiled, 100% cleaned and sterilized
linseed oil from Allback, Sweden.
- Heat to 80 degrees F and mix thoroughly.
- Apply warm if possible.
Material Specifications for Pine Tar
Pine Tar is characterized as a pine tar of high quality and contains
all ingredients of rosin and fatty acids and their conversion products
such as rosin oil, oxidized esters, high-boiling terpenes and fatty
alcohols, et cetera.
Density at 20° Celsius: 1,030 kg per cubic meter
Viscosity at 20° Celsius: 650 cP
Water: 0.5 %
Volatile acids/(acetic acid): 0.2%
Acid number: 50
Flash point: 248 F
Color: dark brown
About Genuine Pine Tar
Pine tar is a vegetable liquid obtained from the wood of various
trees of the family Pinaceac by distillation. Using a process that
is centuries old, pine stumps and roots are burned very slowly in
special kilns. This pine tar is a resin rich liquid that is extracted
from the bottom of the kiln. This is authentic Stockholm tar.
The product is still used to a great extent for wooden constructions
such as shingles, bridges, boats, barges and cottages. The Swedish
Cultural Management recommends pine tar as surface treatment of
wooden church roofs and other cultural buildings made of wood. There
are examples of stave churches that have been preserved with pine
tar for nearly a thousand years with very few intervals of maintenance.
It is also used for veterinary purposes, in hoof moisture retention
of horses, cattle and sheep and for pharmaceutical purposes as treatment
of different kinds of skin diseases. Pine tar can be found as an
ingredient in shampoos, soaps, and expectorants and in ointments
against allergic rash, psoriasis and eczema, among others. Another
different field of application of pine tar is as a softener when
manufacturing rubber tires.
Case Study: Maintain
wooden roof shingles with pine tar.
Pine tar was the choice for boat builders for hundreds of years.
We now offer the old type pine tar again. Pine tar with the organic
linseed oil mixture makes for excellent wood protection on boats
as well as on wood shingle roofs. The photo below was taken at the
Mystic Seaport Wooden Boat show in 2008.