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    Wood Preservative

    I'm looking for a "Thompson's Water Seal" type product to apply to a wooden bathroom door that is constantly splashed with water. "Thompson's" is a US product that is, AFAIK, a wax in a solvent. When you paint it on it applies a water-resistant waxy coating that keeps water away from the surface on which it was applied.

    Is such a product available in Thailand?

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    Buadhai migth have some sealant left, he fixed or tried at least to fix some leak somehow somewhere once,





    never saw thompson sorry...

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    What type of wood is the door made from?

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    We just used a high quality Thai lacquer that is water resistant. So far so good. Will try to find the brand name.

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    Quote Originally Posted by flash
    What type of wood is the door made from?
    Don't know. It's bloody, bloody hard. I had to cut the damn thing to hang it. It replaced one that had rotted out and this one's on it's way after only a year or so.

    I don't know how wood that can be so hard to cut or plane can rot so quickly when exposed to soapy water....

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    Best bet is just to change the door every few years rather than trying to keep it in good condition, it gets wet from the underneath aswell and I bet you wont seal that bit, also they expand and contract so water can get in the joins, or you could get one of those awful plastic doors

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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtydog
    get one of those awful plastic doors
    That's what's going in the new house. I know I'll cringe every time I bang the damn thing shut.

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    Quote Originally Posted by forreachingme View Post
    Buadhai migth have some sealant left, he fixed or tried at least to fix some leak somehow somewhere once,
    Yeah ask him. Do you know him?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anonymous Coward
    I know I'll cringe every time I bang the damn thing shut.
    naaa, dont worry about that, the way they are fitted those things never bang shut, generally you have to force them shut with great force and pressure, just trying to slam it shut wont work

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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtydog
    naaa, dont worry about that, the way they are fitted those things never bang shut, generally you have to force them shut with great force and pressure, just trying to slam it shut wont work
    Well, I've already asked them to substitute a proper squat toilet for that damn "American Standard" flush job they wanted to install. Maybe I can get them to hang an old sarong instead of the plastic door.

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    water sealant

    "Thompson's ..." probably will not seal the end cuts of exposed joints satisfactorily.

    You might try any of the polyurithane products available. Two coats on dry sanded wood will keep it longer than you own the door as long as its not in direct sunlight.

    Allow the first coat to dry two days at least in high humidity, sand with fine grit sandpaper or steel wool.

    Second coat applied heavily and let stand until not tacky to the touch, ( can use tissue paper to see if really dry). Good luck


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    I sealed my bathroom doors with good yacht varnish, three coats including on the bottom of the doors

    then I screwed on a large piece of plastic (3/4mm thick, from a sign writing place) across the bottom - that gets most of the splashes.

    Good so far after three years
    I have reported your post

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