Preserve ACQ Treated Wood
For more then a decade, non-arsenic and non-chromium Preserve™ treated wood has been used in some of the world’s most environmentally sensitive locations. From the pristine environments of national parks in North America, Europe, Japan and Australia to neighbourhood playgrounds and backyards like yours. Preserve treated wood has been used around the globe to provide a durable building product for construction applications where protection from fungal decay and termites is required.
Preserve™ is the preferred choice as a new generation of pressure-treated wood, providing the same level of performance as standard pressure treated wood without the use of arsenic and chromium.
Painting and Staining or natural weathering
Preserve™ can be painted or stained to match any outdoor color. High quality oil and latex based paints and stains are recommended. Water repellent coatings should be apply to enhance the long-term weathering performance. It is important that the wood is dry to the touch and free from surface deposits prior to applying any coating.
Nails, Fasteners and Fittings
For best results, hot dipped galvanized or stainless steel fasteners and fittings are recommended. These are the same fasteners recommended in hardware stores and specified for use with treated wood by major building codes.
ACQ Preservative Protection
The ACQ preservative in Preserve treated wood is a copper pus quart system that provides the same level of protection to wood as CCA preservatives against decay, rot and termits attack without the use of arsenic and chromium.
The main active ingredient in ACQ, witch has long been established as the most cost-effective preservative component used in timber preservation, providing additional protection from fungi and insect attack that copper alone would not control. Quats are commonly used in household and industrial disinfectants and cleaners and are biodegradable in soil. Copper and quat solutions similar to ACQ are used for the control of fungi and and bacteria in swimming pools and spas.