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#1 posted 08-18-2017 12:38 AM

OK, so it sounds like the rough consensus is if applying Thomsons Water seal, let it dry for about a month and reapply every year?

Are there any things to look for when looking at the wood to determine dry enough to have the seal applied?


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Just feel the wood, if it is cool or damp to the touch it’s too wet. It will feel warm and dry when ready. The purpose of the Thompsons is to prevent absorption of moisture. Once a year is plenty and the wood will weather out to a nice gray like you want.

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