A: I don’t think submerging the lumber is necessary. It goes on real easy using a paint roller or brush.
A: yes it would. two hours or more will allow it to soak it up.
A: I’m sure it would be good to submerge the wood. I believe the instructions suggested to dip any wood that would be making contact with the ground. We laid our plywood siding flat and painted it with a heavy hand and allowed to dry.
A: Happy to help, Rhet! Pre-treatment by dip method before installation is the recommended application method for Wolman CopperCoat Green Wood Preservative. Below is a link to the Technical Data Sheet (TDS) for CopperCoat, this includes complete application instructions. https://images.thdstatic.com/catalog/pdfImages/6c/6c4778d3-b6fe-4468-944b-80c038ab71e7.pdf - Rust-Oleum Product Support 6
A: It can be brushed on the surface or end grain. Ends of boards can be soaked for about a minute. Weather pressure treated wood can be life extended by brushing on. For large jobs it’s better to buy pressure treated lumber, which is cheaper than using this on large projects.. It can also be brushed on damaged wood after loose rot is removed to extend wood life.
A: Thanks for reaching out. Wolman CopperCoat Green Wood Preservative can only be applied to bare wood, it cannot be applied to wood that has been primed. - Rust-Oleum Product Support 6
A: It’s made to go directly on the wood. I believe it wouldn’t do anything on top of primer.
A: Yeah you can however if you don’t treat the hollow section on the inside you’re not really going to get true weatherproofing otherwise it can pour out from the inside. Copper coating is basically the same treatment that you would put on pressure treated lumber however in the situation it’s not fully pressure-treated it’s only pressure-treated from the exterior but not from the interior so you’re taking a big risk doing this it would make more sense to buy a new pool but for argument sake yeah go ahead and treat it it’ll definitely be better than having on treated lumber on the exterior
A: Happy to help, Mary! If applying an oil-based primer, paint or stain over Rust-Oleum Wolman CopperCoat Wood Preservative, we recommend allowing it to dry for at least 24 hours. If wanting to use a water-based topcoat, you will need to wait at least 30 days to ensure full adhesion. - Rust-Oleum Product Support 3
A: Thanks for reaching out. Wolman Woodlife CopperCoat Green Wood Preservative is a multipurpose, EPA-registered, insecticidal wood preservative designed to protect exterior untreated or pressure-treated wood in below ground, ground contact, fresh water contact or above ground installations. CopperCoat has a very strong odor, it is not suitable for your application. - Rust-Oleum Product Support 6