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Water repellents and water-repellent preservatives for woodAuthor(s): R. Sam Williams; William C. Feist
Source: (General technical report FPL ; GTR-109):12 p. : ill. ; 28 cm.
Publication Series: General Technical Report (GTR)
Station: Forest Products Laboratory
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DescriptionWater repellents and water-repellent preservatives increase the durability of wood by enabling the wood to repel liquid water. This report focuses on water-repellent finishes for wood exposed outdoors above ground. The report includes a discussion of the effects of outdoor exposure on wood, the characteristics of water repellent and water-repellent preservative formulations, and methods for applying these finishes.
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CitationWilliams, R. Sam.; Feist, William C. 1999. Water repellents and water-repellent preservatives for wood. (General technical report FPL ; GTR-109):12 p. : ill. ; 28 cm.
KeywordsWater repellent finishes, Wood preservatives
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