Petri-Wood Wood Stabilizer and Sealant - 5 Gallon Pail

Petri-Wood Wood Stabilizer and Sealant - 5 Gallon Pail

Five Gallon Petri-Wood Stabilizer and Sealant
A cedar oil based wood and concrete sealer.

Petriwood is not simply a coating, it is a surface penetrant and sealing product that promotes early stages of wood petrification to help strengthen and preserve wood structures. Also seals concrete, brick, stucco and cinder block surfaces.

Features Overview:
  • Successfully treat wood decks, docks, log structures, fences, outdoor furniture, equine centers and all other wood or bamboo structures.
  • Unique penetrating ability gets into the core of wood to deliver a water resistant, insect resistant and decay proof material.
  • Inhibits splitting, checking and cupping. Reduces expansion or contraction of materials for both existing and new structures.
  • Fastener rejection is virtually non existent and structural strength is increased with enhanced fiber and cellular adhesion properties using Petriwood.
  • Excellent for sealing concrete basements, cement roofing materials, brick, stucco and cinder block surfaces to prevent moisture leaching.
  • Revolutionary one-of-a-kind cedar oil and silicone formula is water free and non-toxic. No negative effects to people, pets or the environment.
  • Provides protection in temperatures ranging from below zero to plus 130 f.
  • Applies easily by using a variety of methods including compression sprayers, air or airless paint guns, brushes or rollers.
  • Water or oil based paints and stains can effectively be applied over sealed surfaces after 72 hours.
  • May be used to encapsulate ACQ, CCA and other toxic wood treatments found in existing decks and playground equipment.
  • Can be used on surfaces indoors or out.
  • For decks and docks apply 1 Gallon for every 100 square feet.

Benefits of Pertiwood vs. water based sealers:

A lot of time, effort and money is spent protecting indoor and outdoor wood surfaces. Wood and concrete structures are being treated with products that simply don't work. Environmental conditions that these products attempt to protect against are simply to powerful for many water based products. New coatings of water based sealers usually need be done every 2 or 3 years to maintain sealant integrity.

With a full 15 year warranty, Petriwood stabilizer and weather-resistant sealer will fully protect your project against splitting, cupping, fastener rejection, rotting, warping, bending, twisting, termite or other wood boring insect attack and decay for years to come. Improved stability of your wood or concrete projects means you will enjoy better overall appearance and a greater project life span. Petriwood reduces the overall cost of maintenance and can often avoid costly premature structure replacement.

Wood treated with Petriwood complies with the following:

  • 2000 International Building Code,
  • 2000 International Residential Code
  • 2001 Supplement to the International Codes
  • BOCA National Building Code/1999
  • 1999 Standard Building Code
  • 1997 Uniform Building Code
  • 1998 International One and Two Family Dwelling Code
Petriwood technical overview:

In an April 2007 data compilation report, KES Technologies Corporation (Spring, Texas) found that wood treated with Petriwood Stabilizer (aka CedarTreat wood stabilizer) demonstrates dimensional stability, water repellency, termite and insect resistance.

  • Petriwood stabilizer is composed of natural and organic compounds identified within the EPA minimum risk pesticide ruling and subsequently the Food Quality Protection Act dated March, 1996, and referred to in the Federal Register as 152.25b compounds.
  • All components of the formula are EPA, FDA, and/or GRAS approved using food-grade actives and 4a inerts.
  • Petriwood is considered to be of low toxicity, and not requiring registration when claiming insect control properties.

Five Gallon Petri-Wood Stabilizer and Sealant
A cedar oil based wood and concrete sealer.

Petriwood Technical Highlights:

  • Solution penetrates the cellular structure of green or kiln dried timber as well as wood media derivatives such as OSB and particle board.
  • Proprietary non VOC solvents cross link with specially refined red cedar wood oil turpenes and siloxene synergist to displace moisture while entering wood structures through their vascular system.
  • Carriers deliver antimicrobial and termiticidal agents to the wood cell structure where it is encapsulated and solidified by permeable silicone molecules.
  • Natural wood oils are transformed to a wax-like consistency similar to glue which mirrors the effect of an internal adhesive thus increasing the solidity of the treated product.
  • Treated wood fibers resist efforts of all cellulose consuming insects and moisture borne fungal and decay organisms.
  • Treatments result in water resistant and dimensionally controlled building materials for both above ground and subterranean construction.
  • Paint or stain ready in 72 hours or less.
  • There is no offensive odor or transferable residue associated with Petriwood.
  • Seals concrete, cement roofing, brick or cinderblock materials.
  • All components are FDA, GRAS and EPA 25b list approved as minimum risk pesticides by the Food Quality Protection Act of 1996.
Calculating amount of Petriwood needed:
  • Wood thickness of 2 inches (2x4 or 2x6) requires a minimum of 3 applications for total penetration. One gallon will complete a 100 sq. ft. area.
  • Wood thickness of 1 inch (1x4 or 1x6) requires a minimum of 2 applications for total penetration. One gallon will complete a 150 sq. ft. area.
  • Concrete, cement roofing materials, brick or cinderblock treatments require 3 coats. One gallon will complete a 100 sq. ft. area.

Pre-cleaning Surfaces:
For best results, always clean surfaces prior to application of Petriwood. Applying Petriwood while surfaces are still damp will give best results.

Tip: It is often recommended to clean surfaces using a pressure washer. If you are not familiar with pressure washers we recommend you determine pressure settings and tip size while using material that is similar to but not part of your project. Pressure washing can quickly scar surfaces. Always use the lowest pressure and largest tip size that will clean the surface with minimal chance of scarring damage.

Equipment & Tools Required:
Tip: Before you begin working cover any existing plant life or grass in the immediate area. Petriwood solution is harmful to plant life and causes dehydration to vegetation. When you have completed the job it is always a good idea to soak the surrounding area down with a water hose as a precaution.

  • Ladders, brooms
  • Drop cloths, tape
  • Respirator or mask, goggles and rubber gloves
  • Plastic bucket (for clean up)
  • Paint rollers and brushes (even when using spray equipment in case of equipment failure)
  • Rags, sand paper
  • Hammer, screws and nails, electric drill
  • Extra replacement material. (just in case quick repairs are needed, ie: 2x4's or 2x6's.)
  • Camera (before and after photos)
How to apply Petriwood with surface application method: (brushes, rollers or sprayers)
  • Application is easiest to accomplish during warmest times of the day. Warmer temperatures increase penetration levels since the expanded wood will absorb more readily. Cooling of the wood as the solution is applied will pull more of the sealant into the material as it contracts.
  • You only need to do one side of the wood, as it will be absorbed throughout the entire wood structure.
  • Always work in a maximum area of 100 sq. ft. using a "wet on wet" method between coats. DO NOT LET PRODUCT DRY BETWEEN COATS.
  • We recommend use of an airless sprayer that offers a 100 to 500 PSI and contains an engine of 1/4 to 1/2 horsepower if possible.
  • Can also use a pump up sprayer, backpack sprayer, paint brushes or paint rollers.

Tip: A project should be accomplished by applying each coat "wet on wet" using pre-determined 100 sq. ft. sections. None of the sections should be allowed to fully dry between coats. Once Petriwood takes a "set" it will seal off and not allow further coats to penetrate. The following steps should be considered as an example:

  • When doing a 400 sq. ft. deck you would start at one end and apply a first coat to a 100 sq. ft. area.
  • When done go back and apply a second coat to the same 100 sq. ft. while 1st coat is still wet. Repeat for all remaining coats as desired/needed.
  • Repeat this procedure until project is completed doping no more than 100 sq. ft. at a time.
  • Use the same application process on fencing material or other vertical surfaces (see below).
  • Allow 72 hours before applying paints or stains over surfaces that have been treated with Petriwood.
Tips when working with horizontal surfaces:
  • For each designated 150 sq. ft. horizontal surface apply Petriwood fluid until the surface appears glossy wet. For subsequent "wet on wet" coats repeat this process until the solution appears to be resisting rapid penetration. Move on to the next 150 sq. ft. designated area and repeat the process using "wet on wet" coat process. Make sure that you have enough Petriwood to finish any defined area you have begun. Partial treatments will not produce a lifetime result. Treatment from both sides is not necessary however adequate amounts of Petriwood must be applied to insure total penetration. For added ultra violet surface protection you can re-treat the surface with Petriwood at a later date. To accomplish this additional UV protection wait approximately 20 days after initial application.
Tips when working with vertical surfaces:
  • When treating vertical surfaces, start at the top and work toward the bottom to allow any run off to be absorbed by the untreated surface below. Patience must be practiced when applying vertically since keeping the vertical surface wet with solution is more difficult than on horizontal surfaces. Use of a brush may be more appropriate than using a spray gun, however, application with an airless gun is advisable for large areas such as log cabins and fences. The airless gun will help inject the fluid quickly into the wood triggering a rapid wicking of solution and reduce tedious application efforts. Be sure you use the smallest nozzle available for the spray gun. For added ultra violet surface protection you can re-treat the surface with Petriwood at a later date. To accomplish this additional UV protection wait approximately 20 days after initial application.
How to apply with dipping method:
  • Dip material and let soak for 1 hour. Remove and let dry for 72 hours.
How to apply with hot/cold bath method:
  • The thermal process, or hot/cold bath, involves placing wood in a tank of warm solution followed by immersion in cold solution. The warm bath heats and expands air within the material, forcing some of the air out. The material is then immersed in the cold bath. The heated material will contract thus pulling sealant into it.
  • Use extreme caution with this method as increased temperature may cause increased flammability. This method is not recommended for inexperienced users. Remember the Petriwood formula is oil based and therefore may become a fire hazard.
How to apply on concrete, cement roofing materials, brick or cinderblock:
  • Use same procedures as used when working with wood. A minimum of 3 coats for best results should be applied.

Tip: Only apply Petriwood on wet surfaces for concrete, cement roofing materials, brick or cinderblock treatments. Apply water just PRIOR to beginning treatment with Petriwood on concrete type surfaces.

Application of stains and paints over treated surfaces:
  • If you plan to add finish coatings over projects after treating with Petriwood we recommend using oil based stains or paints whenever possible.
  • High wear surfaces such as walkways and other heavy traffic areas will maintain higher levels of wear resistance with oil based finish materials.
  • Oil based coatings are more adaptable to solvent based treatments. Water based materials can also be used effectively and without issues.
  • Allow 24 hours for Petriwood treated surfaces to "cure" before applying oil based materials. Allow 72 hours before applying water based materials.
  • Adhesion quality is enhanced for all paints and stains when applied over wood treated with Petriwood. Treated wood will not "move" as much due to the elements. Over time this movement is often a phenomenon that is responsible for premature rejection of deck, dock and fence coatings.

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