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Old 10-05-2011, 11:24 AM   #1
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when will rough sawn spruce start to rot?


hello, I just finished building my fence built primarily of treated wood, with exception of my fence boards which are rough sawn spruce. I intend to paint the fence to protect from rotting, but with winter fast approaching where I live I am concerned I may not be able to do any painting before winter. Would I be able to get away with one full winter season without painting it until next year? Or will the rough spruce begin to rot and will I likely be replacing some boards come next spring?

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A lot depends on how the fence is built----If it gets very good air circulation you should be O.K. till spring--However of the end grain stays wet some softening of the wood will occur---

A semi transparent stain or solid stain will be better than a paint---Mike---

Spruce rots rather easily of it stays wet.

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The problem will occur if the lower board ends are sitting in snow for long periods of time. Water will wick up from the bottom.
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