Preservation Solutions’ Pentacryl™ is a wood stabilizer used by woodcarvers, woodturners, builders, furniture makers and anyone working with green, fresh cut wood to prevent it from cracking, checking and splitting during the drying process.
Pentacryl™ will not react with the tanic acids in the wood and will make your wood look cleaner and brighter! If you enjoy turning or working with green wood but struggle with cracking, checking or warping, you need to take a closer look at Pentacryl™! Please see the reviews section for details on our product.
Excellent results have been achieved with many types of wood including Eastern White Pine, Oak, Basswood, Tupelo, Walnut, Apple Wood, Hawthorne, Cherry, Rock Maple, Soft Maple, Ash, Modrone, Bamboo and many others.
Pentacryl™ can be brushed on or for smaller pieces, the wood can be immersed and soaked into a 100% solution of Pentacryl™. Dyes can be added to the Pentacryl™ or the wood can be stained after treatment.
How Much Do I Need?
To determine the amount needed for your project, simply input the size and type of wood into the Wood Calculator.
Read our article on Treating a Cross-Cut Section of Wood with Pentacryl™…or watch our step-by-step video here.
Once the wood is dry, it can be sanded, stained, wood burned, glued and finished (sealed). We recommend using oil or alcohol based stains, dyes and sealers as water based products will add moisture back into the wood which will not allow it to dry properly and leave the surface of the wood tacky. Pentacryl™ will not discolor the wood, is non-hygroscopic and will not oxidize, decompose or migrate in the wood when exposed to different degrees of temperature and relative humidity. To determine how much Pentacryl is needed for your project, use our Wood Calculator.
Take a look at our latest case study on Pentacryl™ – Pentacryl™ Reduces Turned Bowl Losses to Less than 1%, or visit our Pentacryl Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page.
“Kim, I am familiar with Pentacryl, I have used it several times on freshly sawn crotch cut wood to preserve and keep it from cracking, and it worked super well. I have some huge walnut crotches that had it not been for the product they certainly would have been cracked. They are now dry and no cracks – they are flawless, the product worked extremely well and we have recommended it to many. I am willing to do what I can to help you showcase the product and its effectiveness.”
-Charles, Charles Neil Woodworking
30 gallon drum Pentacryl $927.95
55 gallon drum Pentacryl $1,572.95
For drum orders, please contact us 303.642.3060 so we can arrange shipping