PAINTING WITH WOOD TAR PAINT
Tar paints made by SIA RAITUMA KRĀSAS consist of cold pressed linseed oil pernica, pine wood tar and mineral pigments. They are made in an artisanal way, in accordance with traditional craft methods, and its properties meet the historical requirements of crafts.
Recipes are saved and posted in the name of the customer, so that the exact same shade and composition can be repeated even after 10 and more years.
Initially, heat the paint to about 60 degrees (Celsius), stirring well. Apply with a brush evenly: sawn wood more, planed - less. This paint has good wood impregnation properties and, compared to even linseed oil paint, it penetrates deeper into the wood surface.
It is necessary to take into account only the relatively long drying time - 3 to 7 days, so for painting work should choose a warm and dry time. The second layer should only be applied after the first has dried completely. Unlike the first, the second needs to be leveled more diligently, because the wood is already partially saturated.
Such painting will last for 10-15 years and longer without significant changes. It should be noted that Sweden has a long history of experience with these paints, it can be seen that houses treated in this way, which are re-tarred, last for hundreds of years. It is recommended to use an identical wood tar paint or glaze to restore or repaint the paint. If the old paint is very dusty and dirty, it is recommended to wash it with warm water and pH neutral soap before restoring it.
This paint is mainly intended for sawn wooden surfaces outdoors and is relatively easy to apply. If applied on a planed surface, this paint should be leveled more carefully - only apply as much as "sticks" (to prevent leakage).