Here is the pine tar application process.
Originally Posted by Sniper03
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This came from a member of another forum. Here are my findings. I hope this helps you guys as well.
(You have stripped your wood, made sure to wash it with denatured alcohol and promised not to touch it with your bare hands again.)
1.50/50 Mix of Pine Tart and Turpentine
2.Use a 2 inch medium quality nylon paint brush or cloth
3.Use a brush or a rag to apply the pine tar to your wood
4.Keep wiping it down until you have a wet oily sheen on the wood. It should be wet to the touch.
5.Bag the wood up in a 1 gallon ziplock bag, burp out the air and seal it good. Now put another bag over that.
6.Put bag in a warm place (back porch in the sun) for 1 hour. The goal is to cook it in.
7.After 1 hour. Un-bag and look at the color. Like what you see? Your done!
8.Want it darker? Re-wet with with the pine tar, bag up and cook some more. The Russian stock in my picture took 90 min.
9.When it looks like you want, wipe it down with a clean rag. Re-bag it. Let it sit and sweat another 30 min. Give it the big rub down again. At this point you are done. You should burnish the wood with a soft cloth for a few days before you shellac it.