Rated 4.8 out of 5 by 13
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Joey A longer life for exterior wood.
This product is one of the best wood preservatives I have ever used. I highly recommend Woodlife® for all applications where the wood may come in contact with the Earth. Unfortunately, you will have to order online as it is not a stock item and your local Home Depot.
Where I want the project to look aged I mix 50/50 Woodlife® and black latex paint. When dry it will provide a weathered gray appearance and greatly extent the life of the wood. I have also done the same using red latex to offer a weathered redwood aspect.
Application is easy using a brush, roller, airless spray or dip. Regardless I highly suggest that you use latex or rubber gloves. Cleanup is a breeze using soap and water.
October 6, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Otto May or may not as good as the old formulation of Woodlife
May or may not as good as the old formulation of Woodlife. That is, the product developed and manufactured by a company whose name is escaping me, at the moment, and that subsequently sold to Rustoleum. The original Woodlife had a nasty petroleum based solvent, in-fact, so strong that a single wiff would send you gasping for fresh air. You had to use a very good respirator, with filters for organic vapors, or suffer probably very serious consequences.
Nevertheless, its efficacy was unsurpassed. I can vouch for that: a mass of piling, completely soaked into the original Woodlife is standing still perfect after 22 years in a swampy environment that is reducing to mud all the modern pressure treated lumber within two years.
At the moment, the Rustoleum "version" of Woodlife is probably the best available. All the really good products have managed to disappear.....
August 5, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by John I wouldn't think twice about ordering this again
I poured it in a container to apply it to exterior posts and beams. Its a blue dye looking color in the container. I applied it all over and was very impressed. There was a slight green ting however not even close to the picture on the container. I think pressure treated wood has a greener color then this when applied to rough cut hemlock. It doesn't smell to good (even a couple weeks later), but I didn't buy it to to smell it. I am pretty confident this is exactly what I wanted in order to preserve the wood. I probally wouldn't use this on a residential building. I used it on a free standing structure all above ground. I have footings in the ground. (a place to park my tractors). I don't think I would want this within 30 feet of my house because of the smell (which isn't super bad).
October 6, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Backwoods Great for fence posts and wood fences.
I used to use old fir logs for fence posts untreated for a quick fence but after awhile they rotted at ground level. but I put up a fence around my garden using 7 foot lengths of Doug fir for post and braces and soaked in this stuff they not only look good and rustic but they're still holding up strong even the partly rotted brace. It's good stuff, but the smell stays with you awhile. I'd suggest wearing gloves and coveralls when using it.
January 1, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by RTS Time will tell
Home depot had it to me very fast. The product does have a order, but it is not particularily offensive. After all, it goes under ground so why would one care. If it does its job of rot deterrent, I will be happy. I will update the review after some time to see if it really works.
August 18, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Drydiv Best product for the job
This is the best product for wood placed in contact with water or damp conditions. We have several wooden work boats with their interior painted with this product. They are over 15 years old and in perfect condition. It is not a water blocker it penetrates and preserves the wood by keeping bacteria and fungus from growing. I would not recommend it for the interior of houses as it has a strong odor. You can stain or paint over it.
May 26, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Chuck Preventing Wood Rot
Easy to use product, I immersed very hard oak boards. (You could not drive a nail through them)
Yet they absorbed the product very well. Took a little longer than manufacturer says to dry to non tack
but seems to do the job. Smells a little like the old creosote but without the toxicity. Time will tell if the boards on my tractor carryall hold up when exposed to the weather, but based on initial expectations and coverage, I think they will do well. Definitely stains the wood a darker color, but when dry you can overcote
if you so desire.
October 7, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Milehigh Great product!
This product goes on VERY easy and does a great job protecting the wood. I used this on landscape timbers that I had to cut and it sealed the ends as expected. I re-sealed the rest of the timbers and am very happy with the results. I would recommend and use this product again. My only complaint is that the local Home Depot's do NOT carry this product - and both stores I checked wished that they did as many people ask for this. Also, when you apply, wear gloves and mask!
July 25, 2014