Soy seal for wood in run?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Kera, Mar 30, 2012.

  1. Kera

    Kera New Egg

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    We are getting ready to build our coop. We are planning to build a coop with attached run, and will be painting the coop itself, but didn't want to paint the run.
    I am concerned about using a sealant that is not non-toxic, my children will be eating the hens' eggs and the coop is in the garden near our vegetables. I also do not want to use treated lumber.

    Has anyone used soy seal? http://www.amazon.com/Soy-Seal-Wood-Sealer-Waterproofer/dp/B0054653QG
    Are there other stains or sealants that are safe?
    Any other suggestions or advice?

    Should I just break down and paint the run too?
    Thanks!
     
  2. Bear Foot Farm

    Bear Foot Farm Overrun With Chickens

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    Soybeans aren't waterproof, and you'd have to keep redoing it


    Product Features

    • Natural Soy Products Soy Seal Wood Sealer & Waterproofer
    • Safe, Biodegradable, Highly effective, Soy Based
    • Non-Toxic, Environmentally Friendly, soap and water cleanup
    • 24 month seal, renewable resource, spreads water (doesn't bead)
     
  3. Kera

    Kera New Egg

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    I know. 24 months is not a long time.
    Is there anything that is nontoxic, safe, waterproof, long lasting?

    I found Timber Pro UV, but when you look at their website they don't list prices. You are asked to fill out an order form and then they'll tell you how much it costs..... I thought that was odd.

    Thanks for the reply!
     
  4. Bear Foot Farm

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  5. Kera

    Kera New Egg

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    Thanks!
    I hadn't thought of that--

    What would be better for the kids, hens and garden (the coop runs along side the garden):
    treated lumber or untreated lumber that is stained and sealed, or untreated lumber that is painted?
     
  6. Eznet2u

    Eznet2u Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have to disagree with the last part of your statement. This stuff cuts like Butter, and machines to a very smooth finish.
    I have used it on a couple of projects, and wish that it was more affordable so I could use it more.
     
  7. cva34

    cva34 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    X-2.....cva34
     
  8. Eznet2u

    Eznet2u Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thompson's Water Seal needs to be re-applied about every other year also...
    I would think that the Soy based product is just another "Green" product that
    is just an Oil based product.

    It would be no better or worse than the Thompson's. Thompson's is mostly wax
    in a solvent base. The solvent keeps the wax dissolved until the solvent evaporates.
     
  9. Kera

    Kera New Egg

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    Thanks!
    I think we have decided to go with stained and Thompsons.
     
  10. ThinkingChickens

    ThinkingChickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Penofin when applied properly is safe to use even on raised beds. Numerous experts have tested for leeching and you can google results. When applied property (brush on, rag excess off) it works great. We have this on our house, our chicken run and on our raised beds. It goes into the wood and does not stay on the surface. It penetrates the wood. The five year lasts about three realistically.
     

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