Wax is what is used to seal hardwood lumber coming from South America and other places. It is considered the best way to seal lumber, achieving about 90% seal ability. Para of course also contains linseed oil and other additives for uv protection etc.From what I have read, wax is a bad idea and usually as sign of a cheaper sealer.
I used it on 2 different pressure treated decks I built around 2yrs ago. I just saw one of them last May, and it still looks like I just sealed it (and it gets a LOT of NY sun exposure).Does anyone have any info or experiance using a deck finish called "one time". The manufactor claims it has a 7 year life expectancy on cedar decking. Thanks
From their site:One more time....What does it do.
One TIME® wood protector is a proprietary acrylate resin blend that contains no water, wax or solvents. The resins are cured by natural sunlight and become part of the cellular structure of the wood. One TIME® contains 100 percent solids, where conventional treatments usually contain only 5-20 percent solids. Conventional treatments typically contain water and/or solvents that can cause the wood's cellular structure to swell, then shrink as it dries, causing cracking. Water and solvents also dissipate quickly into the air. And because most wood treatments build up on the surface and eventually wash away, it becomes necessary to reseal the wood every one-to-two years.
Because One TIME® penetrates and is cured into the wood, it provides protection for seven years. As a result, Bond Distributing offers a 7-year warranty on One TIME®, compared to the one-to-two year warranties offered with conventional treatments.
Water and UV radiation.But what does it protect against,
If you see the water does not bead up and/or the wood is checking, etc- that would mean it failed. Otherwise, it's still protecting. :clap:in other words how do you know if it fails. .