Red Pine Tar is traditionally used in Sweden for surface treatment of wooden buildings and other outdoor wooden constructions. Red Pine Tar is a true Pine Tar reinforced with red pigment in order to achieve a better durability against UV irradiation, mainly on surfaces strongly affected by the sun.
Pine Tar has a documented good penetration of planed wood and it allows the wood to breathe. The dilution with gum turpentine provides a swift penetration and a less sticky and matte finish.
Be aware of that Red Pine Tar is a product of nature where the appearance may vary from different batches. A good idea is to mix several cans before usage until the wanted quantity is acquired. It is recommended to apply Red Pine Tar during summertime as the material will be easier to work with during warm temperatures. The heat will also help the Pine Tar to successfully penetrate the wood.