"I agree w/ Donald about adding in the M-1 or some other mildewcide to areas more prone to mildew growth. The EPA will only allow manufacturers to add so much. If they add in more, they'll be required to register the product as a mildewcide. And…"
"HI Scott - Yes, the Q8 log oil is on my railing/pickets. My railings are treated pine. In the Southern parts of the US, CTA, the maker of Q8 Log Oil, suggests using their M1- Advanced Mildewcide. It's an easy add-in to Q8 and…"
"Don, I too have been very pleased with Q8. Did you use it also on your rails and pickets. I have hand hewed cedar. They get alot more sun exposed and mildew. I also would like to apply a finish to give a glossier finish. Any thoughts? Charis, would…"
"Hi Hank - Q8 is not a linseed oil product. I've used it on my log home for years now and am impressed with the product. Not only is it a GREAT water repellent and UV block - it has the advantage of also being a preservative!…"
"Natural gas is at all time lows, so a gas dryer is cheaper to operate. Propane would be 2nd, and electric 3rd (depending on your electrical supplier's rate/kwh.
You can compare cost of operation easily be looking at the ENERGY GUIDE tag on the…"
"According to the MSDS on their website, it's a paraffinic oil, not linseed or some other natural oil.
FYI, in case you didn't already know: sealants (caulking and chinking) won't adhere to surfaces treated with Q8 or similar…"