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        What products are readily available and best to waterproof a wood retaining wall? The wood is treated but I need an extra barrier to paint on.
         
        Posts: 2 | Registered: Jun 01, 2014Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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        paint is a maintence item that becomes more and more noticeable. but if you don't mind scraping... Wink

        if it was old-fashioned creosote timbers, I'd say go with a creosote barn paint.

        most pressure-treated nowadays is water-base, like AC3. it has to dry out over months or years before it will take a coating. otherwise, whatever you put on it will blister and fail. when that's done, I'm an old crank, I'd go with a penetrating oil stain.


        sig: if this is a new economy, how come they still want my old-fashioned money?
         
        Posts: 5849 | Location: North Burbs, MN | Registered: Mar 14, 2007Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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        Its new pressure treated. We were thinking about putting some roof rubberized cement on it to protect it. What do you think.
         
        Posts: 2 | Registered: Jun 01, 2014Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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        in 4 to 6 months, maybe. before then, the captive water from forcing the chemicals in the wood will peel that stuff right off. even latex formulations that "breathe" can't breathe enough. it's got to dry out first.


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        Posts: 5849 | Location: North Burbs, MN | Registered: Mar 14, 2007Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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        Best would be a rubber, glue on foundation barrier. This would cover 100% of the wood on the dirt side and protect it for quite a while.


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