Traditional Pine Tars benefits with a dash of colour to reflect modern taste and styles.
Black Pine Tar
Auson Black Tar is the original of all black outdoor paints and provides a lovely matte colour in addition to protection from rot, mould and drying out.
Brown Pine Tar
Auson Brown Tar is a classic pine tar. The brown colour has its origins in the national romantic period of the 19th century.
Red Pine Tar
Auson Red Tar is the origin of all Swedish paints. The original red paint. This tar paint gives facades the traditional Falun red colour.
Pine Tar comes from nature, it is produced by Pine tar is a product that is just as natural as the wood it comes from. We use pine tar to make nature’s own paints – durable and above all beautiful paints that also protect and nurture the wood.
Protect your home
The tar paint penetrates the wood and protects it from attacks by micro-organisms, such as mildew, fungus and algae as well as drying out and cracking. On the surface, tar paint can withstand weather, wind and other negative effects for many years. Tar enhances the natural properties of the wood.
Pigmented pine tars
In the Middle Ages, pine tar was the only known method of protecting wood. It is still the best. Pine Tar provides the natural substances used by trees in the forest to protect themselves from mould and rot. The pine tar allows the wood to breathe.
To be used with the Pine tars to help with penetration and drying of the Pine tars.
our pine tars
SLC (UK) Ltd are When treating wood with one of our Pine Tars you will find yourself using the substances naturally used by the wood to combat attacks from algae, mold and mold fungus.
The Pine Tar provides an impregnation to the wood structure that prevents moisture from penetrating into the wood, thus making it difficult for algae and mildew to develop.
In this way, the wood is also protected from drying out and cracking. Our pigmented Pine Tars allow outdoor wooden structures to emerge and exist as they age in a beautiful way.
frequently asked questions
How is pine tar produced?
Our pine tars are produced through the dry distillation of wood, primarily pine, in ovens. This is why pine tar is a totally natural product.
What colours are the pine tars available in?
Auson has six pigmented pine tars that all give matte, beautiful hues. We also have Pine Tar Oil, which is perfect for your wooden deck.
Do I need to add any solvent?
For planed wood, and also if you intend to spray paint, we recommend an extra dilution of 10–20% turpentine. (Pine Tar Vitriol already contains turpentine and needs no further dilution.)
Why does pine tar offer such good wood protection?
Pine tar is a product from our trees. By treating wood with pine tar, you are adding natural substances that the tree itself uses to protect itself from e.g. mildew and algae. Impregnation with pine tar also prevents moisture penetration, instead allowing the wood to breathe. This helps prevent the wood from drying out and cracking.