Pine tar – Nature’s own paint

All our cans now contain ready-to-use paint

Pine tar paints from Auson previously needed dilution before painting. That’s a bygone. All our cans now contain ready-to-use paint. You’re good to go.

When you buy a can of pine tar paint from Auson, you need to check the label to make sure you have bought a can of our new, ready-to-use paint. There could be older cans left on the store shelf which is not diluted.

The new, ready-to-use pine tar paint contains a basic dilution. It’s a perfect fit for untreated wood. When painting on planed wood, you need to dilute by another 10–20% turpentine.

“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.

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. For planed wood and for harder types of wood, we recommend you to dilute with 10–20% turpentine. Pine tar paint must always be thin enough to be applied with a brush in thin layers.
  5. Paint the entire façade in one go to ensure a uniform colour.

“THE HOUSE HAS GOT A WINTER COAT”

You would be hard pushed to find a better location. Sun all day long and an unbeatable view out over the ocean. There is really only one drawback with this scene – the black paint of the facade has suffered from the effects of the constant sunlight and sea winds. However, Malin and Linus’s dream house in Vallda Sandö has now been given a new “winter coat” called Black Pine Tar.

– 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.

Read the Pine Tar brochure!

Browse the Pine Tar brochure and find inspiration to your project. It is available to read both online and as a download to your computer. Read it whenever you like, wherever you like.

Proud material partner!

Auson is a proud material partner of the Swedish Ship Götheborg – Expedition 2020. The ship has 25 tonnes of handmade cordage, now treated with our finest pine tar – Dalbränd Pine Tar.

Bon voyage!

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?

Pine Tar vitriol

Auson Tar Vitriol is a thin tar glaze that produces a stylish, modern grey colour. The warm grey colour appears gradually, as the tar’s natural brown colour is toned down. The end result is a stylish grey hue that blends in with nature and protects the wood. Tar Vitriol contains turpentine and can be used on untreated wood and on wood that has previously been treated with tar or iron vitriol. Always stir well before painting, since the colour pigment gathers near the bottom during storage. Stir regularly while painting, too. This is particularly important for the vitriol pine tar, as it’s thinner than the other pine tar paints and therefore needs more frequent stirring. Otherwise the colour pigment will gather at the bottom and you will end up with an uneven olour on your facade.

Red Pine Tar

Auson Red Tar is the origin of all Swedish paints. The original red paint. This tar paint gives facades the traditional Falun red colour that is so typical of Sweden. It also provides the best protection from weather and wind. Red Tar is perfect for both classic summer cottages with white house corners and wooden houses with modern architecture and colour schemes. You can use Red Tar on untreated wood and on wood that has previously been treated with tar, distemper paint or iron vitriol. If you paint on planed wood, you need to dilute with 10–20% turpentine or denatured alcohol. On non-planed wood, no preparations are needed. Always stir well before painting, since the colour pigment gathers near the bottom during storage. Stir regularly while painting, too. Otherwise the colour pigment will gather at the bottom and you will end up with an uneven olour on your facade. Top score in Folksam’s paint review Pine tar is a totally natural product that protects your house from mildew and rot fungi, and prevents moisture from penetrating the wood. This led to our Red Pine Tar being one of the outdoor paints that did best in Folksam’s Paint Review.

Black Pine Tar

Auson Black Tar is the original of all black outdoor paints and provides a lovely matte colour in addition to protection from rot, mould and drying out. The classic black paint is perfect for modern wooden homes, fences or boathouses. You can use Black Tar on untreated wood and on wood that has previously been treated with tar, distemper paint or iron vitriol. If you paint on planed wood, you need to dilute with 10–20% turpentine or denatured alcohol. On non-planed wood, no preparations are needed. Always stir well before painting, since the colour pigment gathers near the bottom during storage. Stir regularly while painting, too. Otherwise the colour pigment will gather at the bottom and you will end up with an uneven olour on your facade.

Black-Brown Pine Tar

Auson Black-Brown is a genuine pine tar with both black and brown pigments. Black-brown pine tar produces a softer look than Auson Black Tar. We call Black-Brown Tar the architect’s choice. It provides the same protection against rot, mould, and drying out as all our other tar paints. The softer black hue is a good match for modern wooden homes, as well as fences and boathouses. You can use Black-Brown Tar on untreated wood or on wood that has previously been painted with tar, distemper paint or iron vitriol. If you paint on planed wood, you need to dilute with 10–20% turpentine or denatured alcohol. On non-planed wood, no preparations are needed. Always stir well before painting, since the colour pigment gathers near the bottom during storage. Stir regularly while painting, too. Otherwise the colour pigment will gather at the bottom and you will end up with an uneven olour on your facade.

Brown Pine Tar

Auson Brown Tar is a classic pine tar. The brown colour has its origins in the national romantic period of the 19th century. Now, more than a hundred years later, brown wood exteriors have once again become popular. Brown Tar produces a matte brown colour and a beautiful wood surface. And the pine tar naturally provides protection from strong sunlight, moisture, mould and rot. You can use Brown Tar on untreated wood and on wood that has previously been painted with tar, distemper paint or iron vitriol. If you paint on planed wood, you need to dilute with 10–20% turpentine or denatured alcohol. On non-planed wood, no preparations are needed. Always stir well before painting, since the colour pigment gathers near the bottom during storage. Stir regularly while painting, too. Otherwise the colour pigment will gather at the bottom and you will end up with an uneven olour on your facade.

Green Pine Tar

Auson Green Tar produces a lovely matte colour and provides protection from rot, mould and drying out. The classic green hue is perfectly suited to both houses and fences. You can use Green Tar on untreated wood or on wood that has previously been treated with tar, distemper paint or iron vitriol. If you paint on planed wood, you need to dilute with 10–20% turpentine or denatured alcohol. On non-planed wood, no preparations are needed. Always stir well before painting, since the colour pigment gathers near the bottom during storage. Stir regularly while painting, too. Otherwise the colour pigment will gather at the bottom and you will end up with an uneven olour on your facade.

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