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Creosote substitute won't soak in

Postby nick coldicott » Mon Apr 30, 2007 8:42 am

I've recently purchased some timber to replace the deck of a bridge in my garden. I ordered sawn timber (not planed square edge) but the timber delivered is described as carcassing and has quite a smooth finish.
I have now treated the wood with creosote substitute (foolishly without testing it on a sample) and the brown liquid is not soaking in - Its just laying on the surface of the wood and remains wet.
At present, the wood is unusable and I either need to remove the creosote substitute or help it soak in.
Any ideas on how I can resolve this problem ?
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Postby thedoctor » Sat May 12, 2007 11:10 am

It will eventually soak in Nick and it would be best to keep applying it for a few weeks.
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