Lime Suphur or wood varnish

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Lime Suphur or wood varnish

Post  Joao Santos on Sun Jul 18, 2010 10:21 pm

Hello,

Here is one question I've been looking for arround internet and could not find anything:

I know that when we intent to create a jin in a live branch, we use lime suphur but is it all that's used for life? And if in case the branch is already dead? How do I keep it from rot?

I think I've read somewhere that varnish can be used to protect and improve dead wood.

What do the experienced people say?

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Lime Suphur or wood varnish

Post  Guest on Mon Jul 19, 2010 1:03 am

Hello Joao. A lot depends on the types of wood you are trying to preserve. Pines and Junipers have very resinous or dense wood. Other woods can rot a lot quicker. For these I use a combination of a spirit based resin, for the treatment of rotten window and door frames. In the UK, this is sold under the name, Ronseal wet rot wood hardener. I apply this to my deadwood every year. I also use Teak oil, as a waterproofing. This is applied twice a year. I have recently heard of a product that is on tria,l that could be the answer to all our problems but I'm sworn to secrecy at the moment. Watch this space!!

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Re: Lime Suphur or wood varnish

Post  Joao Santos on Mon Jul 19, 2010 6:37 pm

Thanks Will,

The trees are two oaks (quercus faginea and quercus suber) and a strawberry tree (arbutus unedo). And my doubt is, if the point is to waterproofing, is it not what varnish does? and prevent it from rot? Or does it need to be resine based?

Because the wood is dead for some time, you see?


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Re: Lime Suphur or wood varnish

Post  Guest on Mon Jul 19, 2010 7:34 pm

The problem I see with Varnish Joao, is that it sits on the surface of the deadwood. If and when it cracks you would have to remove it or you will get a build up of layers. Spirit based resins are absorbed and become the deadwood. The same too for Teak oil.

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Re: Lime Suphur or wood varnish

Post  Joao Santos on Mon Jul 19, 2010 9:30 pm

Ok Will Very Happy now I understood the point Very Happy

I'll see what I can find arround here

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Re: Lime Suphur or wood varnish

Post  Ricky Keaton on Tue Jul 20, 2010 12:51 am

will baddeley wrote:The problem I see with Varnish Joao, is that it sits on the surface of the deadwood. If and when it cracks you would have to remove it or you will get a build up of layers. Spirit based resins are absorbed and become the deadwood. The same too for Teak oil.

I have Googled spirit based resin and all i could come up with is varnish, what are you calling spirit based resin?

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