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Pine Tar Vitriol: New England Grey Treatment

Pine Tar Vitriol creates a lovely, breathable gray or silver finish overtime on bare, new wood siding or wood previously painted with Pine Tar Vitriol or Iron Vitriol.


Designed for exterior applications, it has wood preservative qualities like the other Pine Tar options but should primarily be seen as a treatment to achieve a stylish gray color.


Increasingly popular in the USA, it has been a favorite in Scandinavia for rustic timber structures, as well as modern architecture since the rising popularity of this type of color and finish among Scandinavian architects and designers. Excellent for spruce, pine, and other pale wood types. 


No an immediate stain - surface will gray or silver over the course of several seasons.


- Mix Pine Tar Vitriol well.

- Wood should be clean and dry before application.

- Apply straight out of the can with no additives to bare wood with stiff bristle brush.

- Application should be in 60 degree or warmer temperatures, ideally on a sunny day for b