Pine Tar by Bickmore, boat soup, tar
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  • Pine Tar by Bickmore, boat soup, tar

Pine Tar

Pine Tar is a traditional coating used on wood and metal. Pine Tar has been used for waterproofing the insides and outsides of boats for hundreds of years, dating at least as far back as the Vikings in the 9th century.

Pine Tar is a classic preservative for wood and natural fiber rope. Pine Tar is also used for wood preservation on utility and fence poles and wood shingles. Pine Tar is a safe and effective substitute for pressure treated lumber.

 
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  • Genuine Pine Tar is also a topical antiseptic used by horsemen to combat fungicidal and bacterial infections in horse's hooves.
    • Helps keep hooves elastic and flexible.
    • Promotes new hoof growth.
    • Effective treatment for quarter cracks, split hooves and hard frogs.

     

There are many recipes for 'boat soup' and homemade varnishes that include Pine Tar. Mix Pine Tar with Japan drier, boiled linseed oil, and turpentine in appropriate quantities and proportions for a traditional varnish. See the recipe shown below.

JD Homemade Varnish Recipe: An Old Down East Deck Coating Formula

Used on wooden decks for schooners, fishing boats, and porch decks. Makes for an amber finish. To customize the mixture, add more pine tar for a darker color or add less for a lighter color. Allow more drying time for the darker mixture.

* Covers approximately 100 square feet.

Turpentine  1 qt 
Boiled Linseed Oil  1 qt 
Pine Tar  1/2 pt 
Japan Drier  1/2 pt 
BRAND: Bickmore
Number Of Parts: One Part
Type: Pine Tar
3.9 8

baseball bats!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

5

grrrrrreat stuff but a bit sticky.

homerun junkie

atlanta , ga

Yes

GREAT PRODUCT

5

WE NOTICED THAT IT WAS ALREADY THINNED TO A USABLE CONSISTENCY, AS WE APPLY IT TO OUR HORSES HOOVES. IT SPREAD EASILY AND STAYED IN PLACE WELL. [...]

C

PORTLAND, TN

Yes

Great product, fit the bill

4

Great product just as described. Good consistency and makes great soap. Takes a litte work to clean up. I will purchase again.

Heavenly Soap

Seattle, WA

Yes

Great waterproofing product

5

Great product for homemade varnish to waterproof decks. Has an excellent consistency for mixing with boiled linseed oil. Note, paint thinner works just as well as turpentine and dries just a tad faster.

Ali Tosis

Swampscott, MA

Yes

Works on wooden skis

4

Wikipedia says that pine tar was used to treat wooden skis in the past. I treated them a couple weeks ago, so I guess I'd say that is the recent past. I went skiing and had fun, so I'd say the product met my expectations.

Peter

Saint Paul, MN

Yes

is this pine tar???

1

I use it in wood boats and I just smelled it and it dosn't smell like the pine tar I get from other sources. runny also. maybe this shoud be stuck with horses feet like the lable says. It need to serve its purpuse and smell good too.

bush

colorado

No

Bickmore Pine Tar

3

Pine Tar is a great product to add a nice brown color to natural wood and protect the wood from the elements. The problem I have with Bickmore Pine Tar is the smell. Stockholm pine tar has a nice pine odor. Bickmore has a very strong smell that is anything but the smell of pine. So be prepared to air out the garage after using it. Whatever you do don't try to paint over a wood surface that has been coated with pine tar. The paint will not dry properly. That also goes for varnish.

Dave

Grass Valley Ca

Yes

Old-fashioned cure

4

North East weather is hard on porch floors. The summer sun can UV/bake the best finish. Fall rains can soak the floor repeatedly. Slushy wet snow can lay on it for days. Pre-painted mahoghany is just not up to the task. And I can't afford the plastics. What to do?I looked at Jamestown's traditional coating recipe and some others. The consensus out there seems to be for repeated "soaker" coats followed by a "finish" coat.I took two Jamestown one-quart plastic containers with lids. In one, I put 10 oz Raw Linseed Oil, 10 oz Pure Gum Turpentine and 4 oz Pine Tar, for a "soaker" batch. In the other, I put 10 oz Boiled Linseed Oil, 10 oz Pure Gum Turpentine and 4 oz Pine Tar, and a dash of Japan Drier, for a "finishing" batch.The "finish" was applied to the tops of the treated joists, open grain of the decking on the house side and the bottom of the flooring. The "soaker" batch was applied repeatedly to the flooring tongue and groove, and to the top surface and open end grain. After the walking surface looked dry - some time later - I'd hit it again with the soaker. After rejection, that is, no more soaker coat being absorbed, I finished it. Caution: follow up with a soaker coat on a periodic basis, especially on the end grain. This will give one a dark porch floor over time. But it will be as weatherly as a frigate's squared yards.

An Old Tar

Willow Street, Pennsylvania

Yes

Pine Tar

3.98

87.5

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