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Authentic Light Pine Tar

Authentic Pine Tar, often referred to as Stockholm tar is a pure, natural wood preservative manufactured in Sweden. Pine tar was used on viking ships and ancient Scandinavian churches that still stand today. It was and still is, prized for its ability to create a water repellent vapor barrier on wood and rope, as well as for its antiseptic and insect repelling properties.


Light Pine Tar does not offer as much UV protection in comparison to the Dark Pine Tar. It impacts the natural color of the wood less but expect more natural weathering with this option. Applications include, fence posts, fencing, decks, siding, shingles, split roofs, boat hulls, raised garden beds, etc.


It is suggested to thin with Viking Purified Raw Linseed Oil - no solvents needed! Mix 50/50 and apply warm as it will soak deep into the wood for superior, long-lasting results. 


Not recommended for interior applications as it does have a unique scent. 


Do not apply on skin.

Authentic Light Pine Tar

SKU: 6110
  • Application Instructions for Authentic (Light, Dark, Black, Red, and Green) Pine Tar:


    • Ensure wood surface is clean and dry. Pine Tar is only appropriate for bare wood surfaces. If previous coating exists, it must be scrubbed off using a nonpetrochemical cleaner/detergent or removed, preferably with infrared heat.

    Do not use chemical strippers on a porous wood surface.


    • For roughcut, kiln-dried, and other very dry timber apply Viking Purified Raw Linseed Oil for exceptional moisture protection and to extend Pine Tar coverage. See Viking Purified Oil Application Steps for best practices.