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Sealing Up Dead Wood 1 month 2 weeks ago #72323

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Ivan Mann wrote: I have one. He's 4 years old. Not much carrying things but he is real good at watering.


Make sure you do not pay him. That would be considerde child labour, and is frowned upon in many countries :whistle:

If you ever need help moving big pots around, let me know. I can be convinced to be flown in ;)


Good point. He feeds the fish for free, too.

Maybe a better option for moving the pots is the kid's father, who comes free when he brings the grandson.

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Sealing Up Dead Wood 1 month 1 week ago #72581

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The local big box hardware stores have many different chemicals that pop up. Some of them are obviously not what I want - putty of one kind or another.

What specific chemicals and/or brand names should I look for.

It hasn't rained in days and the sun has dried the wood enough, I think.

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Sealing Up Dead Wood 1 month 1 week ago #72597

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Ivan,

I have been using Paraloid.
It is a product the art restoration people uses to seal wood from frames, in masterpieces.
It works extremely well on deadwood.
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Sealing Up Dead Wood 1 month 1 week ago #72598

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Clicio,

Do you have any idea what brand name it would go under in the US? Or, what online store to try?

I went to Amazon and some big box hardware stores. Amazon thought I meant Paranoid, and the hardware stores want to sell me something with copper in it, or maybe some spray resin. We have different goals.

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Ivan Mann wrote: Clicio,

Do you have any idea what brand name it would go under in the US? Or, what online store to try?

I went to Amazon and some big box hardware stores. Amazon thought I meant Paranoid, and the hardware stores want to sell me something with copper in it, or maybe some spray resin. We have different goals.


Well it can be of some Help.
Tallas in NYC carries the product.
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Re: Wood preservatives

« Reply #2 on: January 03, 2012, 07:31 PM »

This is what commercial art restorers use:   Paraloid B72.
This material is a plastic which is used in solvent solution by restorers of antiquities. Go to a museum anywhere in the world and you will find restoration experts using paraloid B72 as a stabilizer and glue on fossils, pottery and wood. It is even used as a fixative on charcoal drawings. This material has the unique characteristics of being both soluble in domestic solvents such as acetone but being colourless, exhibiting no yellowing with age and having no discernable shine.

It soake Into the wood unlike Lime Sulfur and Minwax Wood Hardener.  



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Sealing Up Dead Wood 1 month 1 week ago #72604

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This is what I use too.
The main challenge might be getting the acetone to dissolve it. I had to allow the store owner to copy my ID to report that I bought the sutff. Appearently, it is used in drugs creation too.
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leatherback wrote: This is what I use too.
The main challenge might be getting the acetone to dissolve it. I had to allow the store owner to copy my ID to report that I bought the sutff. Appearently, it is used in drugs creation too.


Acetone is forbidden in Brazil too.
So as Paraloid can be diluted in several other mediums, I've been using thinner, a liquid used to dilute oil paints and to clean up the brushes, and available easily from Home Depot.
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It's on order, shipping tomorrow.

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