$21.99 Quart
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Prevent green wood from checking while also reducing drying time.

Pentacryl Wood Preservative for Green Wood

Item #
21788
Rating:
88% of 100

Protect wood from cracking and splitting while drying. Quick drying, non-toxic. Can reduce drying time up to 90 percent over wax-coating methods. Contains siliconized polymers. Can be applied by brushing on or soaking item if a small piece. Highly recommended for wood carving. Can be finished with most stains once dry! 1 quart container.

(1) Pentacryl Wood Preservative for Green Wood
More Information
Brand Pentacryl
Manufacturer Part Number PENTACRYL QT
Weight 2.0000
Tech Spec No
Tech Docs
Coverage No
Dry Time No
Size Quart
Species No
4.4 / 5.0
13 Reviews
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Pentacryl use on log cookies
The product worked well. I applied it with a brush, and did multiple applications over several days. It was a little difficult to tell if the wood was saturated with the product. Brush clean-up with soap and water between applications worked well.

The cookies are now drying, so the effectiveness (or lack of) will be evident in the next few months.
May 25, 2018
Purchased
5 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Good
Works as specified. Happy with the product
May 2, 2018
Purchased
5 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Pentacryl Wood Preservative
Works great when the directions are followed. Apply as soon as reasonably possible after cutting the wood, and apply it liberally.
October 11, 2017
Purchased
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Great product!
I used this product to prepare a large slab of pine in preparation to making an outdoor patio table.
The product was easy to apply and I am pleased with the outcome.
April 14, 2017
Purchased
1 year ago
Enjoyed the product
December 25, 2016
Purchased
1 year ago
seems to work fine
I prepared green wood and so far it seem to dry it out quickly.
September 21, 2016
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Beginner
Green birch
I used Pentacryl wood preservative on birch center pieces that I made for my daughters wedding.
My purpose was to try and avoid the wood from splitting and cracking while it dried.
I made 18 eight inch center pieces and only two of the pieces developed minor cracks.
I give this product 5 stars
December 1, 2015
Purchased
over 3 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Log circles
I cut a tree to make log circles for my wife to make wedding centerpieces on. They look good but I hope they don't crack or the bark come off before the wedding. Easy product to use. But a little pricey. Cheaper than buying them ready-made.
March 11, 2018
Purchased
7 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Great for Greenwood in most situations
I've used a lot of methods to preserve wood and this one works very well. I only gave it 4 stars because it doesn't work as well as some of them much much slower methods. Still a great product and I will use it for 90% of my projects.
May 28, 2017
Purchased
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
Works good Wil buy it again.
It is easy to use price a little bit more than I think it should be.
April 2, 2016
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
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Why did you choose this?
Rockler Store
This product seems to be the top recommended product for preserving green wood.
Brandon M on Apr 30, 2018
Pinterest showed making Christmas ornaments from wood chips - this product is supposed to prevent the wood from cracking. I hope!
Lawrence C L on Feb 8, 2018
This product seems to be the top recommended product for preserving green wood.
Brandon M on Apr 30, 2018
It has good reviews, and I have been satisfied with other Rockler products.
David H on Apr 8, 2018
Pinterest showed making Christmas ornaments from wood chips - this product is supposed to prevent the wood from cracking. I hope!
Lawrence C L on Feb 8, 2018
in the hopes of preventing a large greenwood disc from cracking while it dries
Elynne H on Dec 21, 2017
Price
Fred T on Oct 15, 2017
everyone seems to use this for my type of project
LEE S on Sep 19, 2017
I want to make wood "cookies" for use as coasters and needed something of prevent the wood from cracking. Then I will add a topcoat. Hope this works because nothing I have tried so far works.
Steve on Sep 11, 2017
Recommended by a friend who does chainsaw carvings. =)
Susan C on Jul 26, 2017
to treat newly cut logs
Annette P on Jul 24, 2017
I am making a end table out of a slice of a log. I am using this to prevent splitting while it is drying.
Mark N on Apr 8, 2017
try out on a slab of wood I have
Jody P on Apr 3, 2017
Making dice yard game, they keep splitting
Vickie R on Mar 11, 2017
I have been working with cedar and needed something to help stop the cracking of the wood when it dried. I did some research and thought this would be a good product to use. I'll find out if it was a good choice when I receive it.
Rickey H on Jan 9, 2017
to preserve some wood for discs. unable to find it locally
Carol G on Nov 17, 2016
product was recommended for use on green wood to reduce checking
bernard r on May 1, 2016
to preserve green wood disks
Linda l. J on Jan 18, 2016
I work with green wood that often splits when drying. Am hoping this will solve that problem????
Judd K on Jan 8, 2016
To slow down the drying process of wood pieces so they don't crack.
Caroline W on Dec 8, 2015
Recommended by an article on green wood turning
N K on Oct 11, 2015
green wood turning blank
Richard S on Sep 17, 2015
It was recommended by a friend for for use on log ends!
Dan C on Aug 5, 2015
could not find locally
Robert H on May 20, 2015
It has good reviews, and I have been satisfied with other Rockler products.
David H on Apr 8, 2018
in the hopes of preventing a large greenwood disc from cracking while it dries
Elynne H on Dec 21, 2017
What is the difference between PEG and Pentacryl? I am trying to make tables from green cut disks of oak, maple and popular.
Pat M on Aug 2, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Look up polyethylene glycol in Wikipedia (registered TM). There is some information about elements being toxic, but a lot has to do with the percentage by volume. The article also discusses its properties include effective displacement of water and does go into detail about the underwater wooden vessels that have been preserved using PEG.

Besides the chemical make-up, there may not be much difference in the effectiveness of either product. However, before you lay out your cash, you may want to contact the manufacturer(s) directly.

Hope this helped.
Can you use this on cutting boards?
Pam B on Nov 19, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I would not do that, better to use food grade mineral oil on a cutting board
Can I paint over wood that has been treated with pentacryl?
Amy S on Oct 25, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Hi Amy,

I have used this product but always left it natural. I did some internet searching and cannot find a definite answer to your question.

Sorry,

Len
We have wooden fence posts that we'd like to preserve from the Sun would this work to help from future sun damage?
Mary J on Mar 5, 2018
BEST ANSWER: No. This is to preserve green wood. There are much less expensive ways to preserve fence posts. Look for a wood sealer
I'm making wood rounds (slices) for my daughter's wedding. I need a product to protect from cracking. The rounds will be 1.5 to 2 inches thick and 12 inches in diameter. How much Petracryl do I need for 16 wood slices?
Brenda R on Sep 5, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I am air drying a large about 36 inch round and it took about 3/4 of a bottle to coat both sides until saturation.
I've already primed and painted the huge fir corbel that continues to crack. Can I brush this product in the cracks then repaint or do I have to strip all the primer/paint off first?
Robb W on Nov 20, 2016