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Advice Needed on Bitumen Disater After Painting Timber Posts

Postby Jordan28 » Wed Jun 08, 2016 11:39 pm

First would like to say I'm a first time poster and not in the building trade.

I built a retaining wall using 8" X 2" green treated timber in my back garden after getting the idea from a youtube video...

I have used the timbers as posts faving forward, screwed 2 high (one on top of the other horizontally) into the back of the posts and finished it with one aling the top like a bench.

I was adviced to use bitumen on the posts to prevent rot.... I have ended up painting around 20cm too high on 2 of the posts fronts....

I am looking for advice on removing the bitumen as much as possible to restore the timber look.

This is a right kick in the groin as I am laying turf next week.

Sorry I cant ad a picture as they are too big in size from my phone.

Thanks in advance,

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