Frequently Asked Questions for Polycryl™
“The Wood Fortifier”
Polycryl, is a concentrated, high molecular weight acrylic polymer that will fill and strengthen soft, spalted or punky wood. It will dry clear and will not yellow the wood. Polycryl is water-soluble and penetrates best when wood is wet. It will help make carving and turning easier by fortifying the wood. Penetration varies depending on the density of the wood you are treating.
Since Polycryl is water-based, treated wood needs to be finished so the product will not wash out.
Polycryl should be diluted with hot tap water and brushed on or the wood can be immersed (soaked) into a solution of Polycryl.
When the Polycryl treated wood has dried, the wood can be glued or finished with various finishes. Easy soap and water clean up.
The following are some of the most common questions and answers relating to the use of Polycryl.