- 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 speed the drying time by approximately 30% because it displaces the water
- Will not discolor the wood or affect finishing; urethane varnishes, lacquers, tung oil, linseed oil, analine dyes, oil stains, and waxes all have been successfully used
- Shrinkage is reduced up to 600% depending on the orientation of the wood grain, quarter grain shrinks less than flat grain.
- Immersion and soaking in a 100% solution of Pentacryl is preferred but excellent results are still obtained by using the brushing method
PENTACRYL, is a stabilizer that will keep green wood from cracking and splitting as it dries and is popular with carvers, wood turners, furniture makers, builders and others working with green wood. PENTACRYL is formulated to penetrate green, wet wood with a moisture content above 25-30%, as the moisture in the wood helps the penetration. If you are working with wood that has a moisture content below 25%, use our WOOD JUICE stabilizer. PENTACRYL works by completely saturating the wood cells and displacing the water. Once the wood dries, the PENTACRYL leaves a thin coating on the wood cell walls. This process keeps the cells from shrinking, which reduces cracking, checking and irregular drying. Shrinkage is reduced up to 600% depending on the orientation of the wood grain. Quarter grain shrinks less than flat grain. PENTACRYL is non-hazardous, does not contain silicone, will not discolor the wood, is non-hygroscopic (meaning it will not retain water), will not oxidize, decompose or migrate in the wood when exposed to different degrees of temperature and relative humidity. Remove this It also contains a natural UV protectant. Tests have been carried out for over 25 years with excellent results. Many types of wood have been treated including Eastern White Pine, Basswood, Tupelo, Walnut, Apple Wood, Hawthorne, Cherry, Rock Maple, Soft Maple, Ash, Madrone, Bamboo, Exotic Wood and others. PENTACRYL can be brushed on or the wood can be immersed (soaked) into a 100% solution of PENTACRYL. Although soaking is the preferred method, excellent results are still obtained by using the brushing method. The key is to completely saturate the wood and dry it slowly.