Why does resin sometimes break through surface coatings and what can be done to treat it?

19 August 2014

Resin pockets can occur around knots which have not fully inter-grown with the main bole of the tree or where the tree has been damaged. In practice the problem is most often associated with softwoods such as Pine and Douglas Fir, commonly used in timber joinery, where it can cause a physical disruption of the coatings over knots and other resinous areas.

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