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    emiff6
    Home-made wood preservative
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    • 6th Apr 11, 7:50 PM
    Home-made wood preservative 6th Apr 11 at 7:50 PM
    I came across this recipe for garden friendly home-made wood preservative today. It seems easy to make and I think it would work quite well to protect untreated wood especially things like fence posts.

    Melt 30g paraffin (presumably it means wax), gently in a double boiler or a bowl over hot water.
    Remove from the heat and stir into 3.3 litres of turpentine.
    Into this mix stir 120ml linseed oil until well blended.
    Paint onto wood as required.
    If I'm over the hill, where was the top?
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