|Painted a few weeks ago, shingle oil brought out the natural colors|
A few years ago, I was in Home Depot to get some other things, and decided I should buy a 5 gallon container of Linseed Oil to coat the fence. As I was asking the clerk where to find it, a professional painter was nearby and overheard the conversation. He approached me and indicated he had purchased two 5 gallon containers of shingle oil for a client, and then they had changed their mind. He then told me that if I wanted to come by his house (which was nearby) that he would just give them to me. I asked, "Shingle Oil, what's that and can it be used for fences?" He said, he couldn't see why not, it would just be a natural straw-like color and it preserves a wooden roof, so he couldn't see why it wouldn't do a fence. I thought to myself, I could always try a far corner and if it didn't work, I wasn't really out anything, so what did I have to loose, so I went and picked them up. Linseed oil is around $75 for a five gallon container, so it had the potential of saving me a small amount of cash!
Kellerstrass Oil Company. The guy that answered the phone was super nice about it, didn't have the 5 gallon containers at this store right now, but had a truck coming down from Ogden and would have it by afternoon for me. It turns out he threw a couple more containers on the truck, just in case I ran out and needed more! Their price was pretty comparable to the online price, or about $94 with tax for the 5 gallons.
Since my neighbors offered to cover the cost of the new container, I started with it, and nearly did the whole job with it, but had to open up my free container to finish the job. With my daughter Sarah's help, we finished it in about 4 hours and rendered a little service. If you have one of those wood cedar fences and are keeping the natural look, you should consider Shingle Oil as an option. By the way, just save yourself some time, and just go to Kellerstrass to get it!