Pine Tar for wood roof shingles?
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wmbmac



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PostPosted: Tue Jun 05, 2012 2:42 pm    Post subject: Pine Tar for wood roof shingles? Reply with quote

Has anyone out there used Pine Tar as a preservative for wood roof shingles?
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Don Wagstaff



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PostPosted: Sun Jul 22, 2012 1:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hello,

No, but I'm getting ready to just as soon as I've got the shingling done. I've got my mixture out there under the stairs. It's not strictly pine tar though. Oh there's pine tar in there but the mixture coming out of the Sweden Finland area sometimes referred to as roslag is 1/3 pine tar, 1/3 linseed oil and 1/3 pine turpentine though I plan omitting the turpentine - that's the stuff distilled off the pine tar not the petroleum by product - and putting the stuff on warm with a fire down there keeping it up to temperature.

Not a maintenance free procedure by any means. I plan on re coating every two to three years based on passed experience.

Greetings,

Don Wagstaff
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