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Sadolin quick dry wood preserver not drying

Discussion in 'Decorating and Painting' started by Nikolas Swift, 19 Nov 2019.

  1. Nikolas Swift

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    Hi all, has anyone ever had a problem with sadolin quick dry wood preserver not drying? Have used it on some redwood fascia, have treated it in a warm workshop but is still not dry 4 days later. It appears to be very waxy on top and still sticky, phoned Sadolin tech department, but just feed me a load of bs. Would really appreciate any help or advice,

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    How long did they say it would take to dry?

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    Hi Andy, it says 24hrs. When i spoke to them on the phone they gave every excuse you could think of for it not to be a problem with the product... to cold, no air flow, wrong time of year, moisture content to high in timber etc etc. When i mentioned that it was waxy and almost looked like sticky resin they had no idea, told me to take it back to place of purchase so it can be sent for analysis, and to fill out a claim form, any body had this happen before?
     
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    This isn't a product I use.

    What's the temperature in your workshop? Does the wood feel cold or damp?

    It sounds like it was not absorbed into the surface.

    How long did you stir it before applying?

    Had the timber been stored indoors so it was dry?

    Is this new, planed, untreated timber?

    How many coats?

    Photos might be interesting.
     
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    Workshop temp, fairly warm.
    Wood has been stored inside and is new planed timber of good quality, sanded and cleand, stirred well even during application, two costs on, i have used some of the standard preserver on the same timber, and it dried fine, only switched to the quick dry because it says you can paint in 24hrs, i can run a wood chisel over the timber and a waxy coating comes off.
     
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    Does the can have a use by date? Or could it be old stock?

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    Waxy surface coating is normally found in outdoor woodstains, such as shed and fence, to repel water.

    The name on the label doesn't seem to match your product. Is it supposed to be water-repellent?

    When I use Cuprinol Clear wood preserver, it is completely different, soaks in, and can be painted, polished or stained once fully dry.
     
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    I can't see a use by on the tin.
    I don't believe its supposed to repel water, just protect against insect and fungus the timber will be painted, the non quick dry sadolin i used on other lengths of timber soaked straight in just like you described. I have done a little experiment on some more wood iv had in doors for years, same results.
    I have also sanded back an area of the current wood, and applied bulleye 123, it seems to have stuck, i also applied it to a waxy area no joy comes off with your fingernails.
     
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    Can you confirm the exact product name as stated on the tin?
     
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    What are two costs?

    If you mean TWO COATS ON, how long did the first coat take to dry?
     
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    Oops, yes two coats, 24hrs between. But from two different tins, both unopened and recently purchased.

    Product is Sadolin quick dry wood preserver.
    It just seems odd that the regular stuff is fine with no waxy feel and dried in same conditions, but quick dry hasn't.
     
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    Have you tried tried the preservative you are having trouble with on some bare wood?

    It may be that the preservative can't soak into the wood quickly if it's already been treated.

    The waxiness is a good sign of a good preservative IMO.

    Is this product oil-based or water-based?

    I have used oil-based preservative as a base coat, then used a water-based treatment on top (to match some existing wood).

    The preservative did take a long time to dry, it seemed tacky for ages, but in the end it did a very good job and the finished article remained good for years.
     
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    Sadolin quick dry wood preserver

    "It doesnt do exactly what it says on the tin" :D
     
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    Yep tried on some other timber that hasn't had anything on it, seems to be same result. I will give it a couple more days, that would be a week then. See what happens.
     
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    Sorry forgot, it is water based.
     
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