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Is pressure treated wood mold resistant?
Last Updated: 10th April, 2020
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Consequently, can pressure treated wood mold?
Lumber that's treated with chemicals that contain copper or borates are less susceptible to mold and mildew growth because these elements and chemical compounds are natural biocides. But mold and mildew can, and does, grow on treated lumber.
Subsequently, question is, do you need to seal pressure treated wood? However, most pressure-treated wood should have periodic sealing against moisture, preferably every year or so. However, most of the water-repellent sealers sold at home centers, paint stores and lumber yards are suitable for pressure-treated wood as well as other outdoor woods such as cedar and redwood.
Beside this, is Treated lumber mold resistant?
FrameGuard® is a blend of anti-mold and preservative compounds that protects wood used as framing, millwork and trim. When moisture or termites find their way inside, FrameGuard® treated lumber protects the building from mold, decay and termite damage.
How do you protect pressure treated wood underground?
Thoroughly coat the lumber with water sealer made for wood. Using a pump garden sprayer, spray one coat onto dry lumber. Allow the sealer to soak completely into the lumber grain, and allow two hours between coats. Apply the second coat of sealer to the lumber with a roller or brush.