Preservation Solution's Pentacryl is a wood stabilizer used by woodcarvers, woodturners, builders and furniture makers to keep green wood from cracking, checking and splitting during the drying process. Pentacryl™ will not react with the tanic acids in the wood and will make your wood look cleaner and brighter! If you enjoy turning or working with green wood but struggle with cracking, checking or warping, you need to take a closer look at Pentacryl™!
Excellent results have been achieved with many types of wood including Eastern White Pine, Basswood, Tupelo, Walnut, Apple, Hawthorne, Cherry, Rock maple, Soft Maple, Ash, Modrone, Bamboo and many others.
Pentacryl can be brushed on or for smaller pieces, the wood can be immersed and soaked into a 100% solution of Pentacryl. Dyes can be added to the Pentacryl or the wood can be stained after treatment.
Once the wood is dry, it can be sanded, stained, wood burned, glued and finished (sealed). We recommend using oil or alcohol based stains, dyes and sealers as water based products may not dry properly and leave the surface of the wood tacky. Pentacryl will not discolor the wood, is non-hygroscopic and will not oxidize, decompose or migrate in the wood when exposed to different degrees of temperature and relative humidity.