Pettit Old Salem 2018 Clear Sealer
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Pettit Old Salem 2018 Clear Sealer

Pettit Old Salem 2018 clear sealer is a phenolic resin-based sealer for priming bare wood. It works as a moisture barrier to prevent peeling. Caution: Not to be used on teak or other oily woods.

Old Salem 2018 has been discontinued and is no longer available. Pettit has replaced it with EZ Wood Sealer.

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Old Salem 2018 Sealer

  • Excellent penetration into raw wood for improved stability and moisture resistance.
  • Prevents excessive absorption of vehicle from undercoaters or varnishes.
  • Applies easily by brush or spray.


Dry Time Hours  Tack Free  To Recoat 
95Deg F. 
75Deg F. 
55Deg. F 
35Deg. F  16 

    Technical Specifications

  • Resin: Phenolic
  • Oil: Linseed/Tung
  • Curing Mechanism: Solvent Release/ Oxidation
  • Solids (theoretical): Weight- 37.2 +- 2%, Volume- 31.0 +- 2%
  • Coverage: 600 sq. ft/gal.
  • VOC: 545 g/l (4.55 lbs/gal) as supplied
  • Flash Point:64Deg F
  • Application Method: Brush, Airless or Conventional Spray
  • Number of Coats: 1 or 2
  • Dry Film Thickness per coat: 0.8 mils (2.6 wet mils)
  • Application Temp: 20Deg F. Min., 90Deg F. Max.

    Stir 2018 Clear Sealer before application. 2018 Clear Sealer may be applied by brush, conventional or airless spray. Thinning is not normally required although on very warm days use Pettit 120 Brushing Thinner at 5-10% by volume to ease brushing and maintain good flow. When spraying, use Pettit 121 Spraying Thinner up to 20% by volume. Spray an even, wet coat to minimize orange peel. Do not apply 2018 Clear Sealer on extremely humid days or when rain is threatening. Do not apply in the late afternoon when working outdoors as the wet film may be adversely affected by dew. On fir or any wood that has a large hard grain pattern wipe with dry rags while the sealer is wet to remove the excess from the hard grain areas. 2018 Clear Sealer is not completely absorbed into the hard grain.

    Wood must be clean, dry and properly prepared prior to varnishing or painting. When sanding wood, always sand with the grain. Use a vacuum, air hose, or tack rag to remove all traces of sanding residue. Follow all surface preparation steps carefully, avoiding shortcuts. Inadequate surface preparation will virtually assure inadequate performance.
BRAND: Pettit Z-Spar
Type: Wood Sealer
4.8 5

Pettit verified it can be used on teak.


works like it should.


Charleston, sc


Good product for all wood


My professionalo advisors suggest the following.Seal with 2018. Follow with 7 coats of Epiphanes. Finish with 3 coats of Flagship. It works


Richland, MI


Old Standby


Just finished building a small dinghy and used this on everything before beginning to varnish or paint.

Elmo Beetle

Newport, RI


Old Stand-By for a good reason


Old stand-by. A great sealer you can use right out of the can. Very easy to use and very effective.

Paul the Beetle

Newport, RI


Pettit Old Salem 2018 Sealer for Varnish


This sealer was specifically recommended as an undercoat sealer for Epifanes varnish or Gloss Wood Clear products and seems to work very well allowing good varnish build without excess wood absorption or dry spots.


Harper Woods, MI


Pettit Old Salem 2018 Clear Sealer



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