Wood Seal and Protect
"For years I’ve been building raised planter beds for my vegetable garden using untreated lumber because I don’t want those horribly poisonous chemicals they use on treated lumber leaching into my vegetables. I used your Wood Seal and Protect on my new raised [planter] beds and it worked great! It’s been over a year and the wood still looks like new."
“We make wood art for sale in gift shops and we need a stabilizer that will prevent cracking and splitting, and we want a green alternative…”
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“When my artwork did not make the show because it cracked overnight, I thought, enough is enough. I need a better wood stabilizer…”
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Moisture in wood will eventually destroy it
Wind, rain, mold and termites damage homes, driveways, decks, furniture and wood art day after day. Other products designed to seal and protect wood and concrete only last 1 to 3 years. Mold and mildew can return within a few months. Most products are very poisonous to apply and harmful to the environment. We have the solution you have been looking for. By learning from Nature, a safe long lasting sealer product has been developed using Eastern Red Cedar Oil and other non-toxic ingredients.
Cedar Bug-Free™ Wood Seal and Protect is a penetrant that soaks into the core, not just a coating or stain. Cedar Bug-Free™ treated wood retains its natural beauty. Wood becomes dimensionally stable as well as water, decay and insect proof. Cedar Bug-Free™ Wood Seal and Protect is designed for use as a treatment for all new and old wood and bamboo: decks, structural lumber, docks, fences, furniture and cabinets, landscape timbers, wooden buildings and structures, bee houses, wood art and any other application using wood.
How it Works
Cedar Bug-Free™ Wood Seal and Protect penetrates the fibers which make up timber delivering a unique blend of Cedar Oil and Silica to the cellular structure of Hardwoods, Softwoods, Plywood, Bamboo, and other wood products. Moisture normally found in timber is replaced with the Cedar Bug-Free™ Cedar Oil solution, which modifies the molecular structure of wood and renders it perpetually moisture, insect, mold, mildew, and decay resistant. Dimensional stability and additional strength is obtained by cellular and fiber adhesion which controls warping, cupping, splitting and fastener rejection. The Cedar Oil component of the formulation acts as a synergist that allows the solution to displace the water in wood and subsequently waterproofs the wood from the inside out. It further performs as a termiticide, fungicide and mildicide thus providing additional protection to the wood. Cedar Bug-Free™ Wood Seal and Protect is designed for use in the treatment of all wood and bamboo cellular products, as well as stone, brick and concrete areas such as driveways.
The components of Cedar Bug-Free™ Wood Seal and Protect meet FDA FOOD GRADE requirements and are considered safe for use around children and pets. This product may be used to encapsulate ACQ, CCA and other toxic wood treatments found in playground equipment.
Wood Moisture Content
Trees circulate water continually from root to leaf. When sawed into usable lumber, some moisture remains in the wood. A drying period seasons the wood and allows some of this moisture to evaporate, yet some water remains in the wood. Wood pest insects, mold, and bacteria have a threshold level of moisture that must be present in the wood for the organism to live. Lowering the moisture content of wood protects it from damage by termites, mold and bacteria.
How to Use It
Apply the product to all sides where possible, paying particular attention to cuts and ends of pieces. Apply three coats directly to all unfinished, stained, varnished or painted surfaces using a compression sprayer, air or airless paint gun, brush or roller. It is easily applied using a low pressure or garden sprayer, and it may be used indoors or outdoors. Ensure adequate ventilation when using in closed areas. Application is best accomplished in the heat of the day. Read More...
CAUTION: AVOID CONTACT WITH EYES; if contact occurs, flush with water for at least 15 minutes. KEEP OUT OF THE REACH OF CHILDREN. In case of ingestion consult a physician.
About the Ingredients
Cedar Bug-Free™ Wood Seal and Protect is formulated from all natural food grade ingredients that are Generally Recognized As Safe (GRAS) - pure Eastern Red Cedar Oil and Hydrated Silica (not the dangerous crystalline silica) and Natural Mineral Oil. There are no artificial fragrances, colorants or preservatives and no animal by-products or animal testing.
Eastern Red Cedar Oil is extracted from a species of juniper found in North America east of the Great Plains called Juniperus virginiana. The oil is distilled from the trunk and branches, and is considered safe by the US FDA as a food additive. This oil kills bacteria, fungi, and wood eating insects.
Hydrated Silica is a form of silicon dioxide, also known as silicic acid when dissolved in water and, in its solid form, is mined as the gemstone Opal. Hydrated Silica is used in toothpaste, desiccant Silica gel, and is used in the production of beer. In its pure form it is chemically inert. Hydrated Silica is listed by the US FDA as “Generally Recognized As Safe”.
Natural Mineral Oil is a by-product of petroleum distillation and is made of alkanes and cyclic paraffins. Used as a wood preservative, a coat of this oil provides a durable finish without the odor or toxicity of varnish or urethane. Our Mineral Oil is food grade and of the highest quality.
Cedar Bug-Free™ Wood Seal and Protect is classified as a Minimum Risk Pesticide by the US EPA and qualifies for exemption from registration under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act.