Pine tar – Nature’s own paint

“Pine tar… but surely that’s only used on boats “?

That was Darius Banevicius’ first reaction when he and his father Steponas were tasked to paint a modern house with black pine tar, over the top of the existing distemper paint. Now, they have already finished painting their second house with pine tar and will happily talk about how neat it looks.

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5 tips for painting over distemper paint

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PAINTING OVER Distemper paint

Do you have a red, black, green or brown house that has previously been painted with distemper paint and is now starting to look shabby? Or perhaps a grey façade that has been treated with iron vitriol? Paint over it with Red Pine Tar, Black Pine Tar, Green Pine Tar, Brown Pine Tar or Pine Tar Vitriol!

Here are 5 quick tips!

  1. Remove loose distemper paint using a wire brush.
  2. Paint at a temperature of at least 10°C to ensure that the tar products quickly permeate the wood.
  3. Paint using a wide brush (e.g. 70–100 mm).
  4. Use at least 20% gum turpentine as a solvent for Black Pine Tar, Red Pine Tar, Green Pine Tar and Brown Pine Tar.
  5. Paint the entire façade in one go to ensure a uniform colour.
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“THE HOUSE HAS GOT A WINTER COAT”

Between 1904 and 1955, it was a school. Today, ”Villa Paris” is a rustic gem in the heart of Sörmland. Two years ago, Lise and Håkan Lövkvist painted over the time-worn, distemper painted main house with Red Pine Tar.

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– How long will the colour last?

We recommend that you repaint after 5–10 years. This time span depends on numerous factors including the climate, the wood quality and where you live. If there is algae or mildew on the wood, it is important that you remove this, since merely brushing off dirt and dust is not sufficient. 

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A thousand-year-old love story originating in the forest

From Viking longboats to modern houses and outdoor furniture. Pine tar is like jeans – a durable classic that never goes out of fashion. The Vikings were among the first to discover the fantastic properties of pine tar, which they used to protect their ships and building façades from rot. With Tjärlek by Auson, we have combined the impregnating properties of pine tar with modern, natural colours. The result is a paint that you are guaranteed to fall in love with. It is also a tribute to our forest.

It is difficult to find a more natural product than pine tar. It is quite literally a product of the forest. It is obtained from the dry distillation of resinous wood and, in the case of pine tar, pine wood. We use gum turpentine, which is also extracted from trees, as a solvent. The result is a paint that protects and strengthens the wood as well as giving it a beautiful, natural colour.

Which pine tar is your favourite?

Red Pine Tar

Auson Red Tar is based on its ancestor, Genuine Pine Tar and Iron Oxide. This gives the façade wall the traditional red colour that has been popular in Sweden since time immemorial. 

Black Pine TAR

Auson Black Tar is a genuine pine tar reinforced with black pigment, which ensures a lovely matt colour in addition to protection from rot, mildew and drying-out. The colour is perfect for modern wooden houses.

Pine Tar Vitriol

Auson Tar Vitriol is a thin tar glaze that gives a stylish, modern grey colour. The colour will look brownish at first since to start the pine tar sits on the surface along with the pigment.

Brown Pine Tar

Auson Brown Tar is a classic pine tar. The brown colour has its origins in the national romantic period of the last century. Just over 100 years later, brown wooden façades are popular again.

Green Pine Tar

Auson Green Pine Tar is a genuine pine tar reinforced with green pigment, which ensures a lovely matt colour in addition to protection from rot, mildew and drying-out.

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