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Question #1: I am building a gazebo and want to use entirely pressure treated wood (even for the roof and ceiling. Can I use this material on PT wood?

Answer #1: Yes, but water and oil are the enemies of Super Shield. PT wood comes wet and must thoroughly dry to a moisture content of less than 12% before applying this product. This could take as long as 6 months from the time the wood is treated. Use a reliable moisture meter to be sure.

Question #2: OK, can I build it with something else because I don't want to wait 6 months?

Answer #2: Yes. An inexpensive alternative would be to use PT wood for the substructure (posts in ground contact and floor framing) and use tight knot cedar for the decking, railings, roof and ceiling. That way you can prepare the surface and get right to sealing your project without delay. And tight knot cedar is currently only about 10% more than PT wood in cost. If you use a lighter colored wood like spruce you might want to mix some stain into the Super Shield. Experiment with some samples. If you are using something subject to rot just be sure to apply the product to all surfaces of each board in order to lock moisture out so you don't have to worry about decay. Don't forget to seal the ends of each board, too. That is where moisture is wicked up.

Question #3: Kiln dried lumber costs less than PT doesn't it?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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