Auson Red Tar is the origin of all Swedish paints. The original red paint. This tar paint gives facades the traditional Falun red colour that is so typical of Sweden. It also provides the best protection from weather and wind. Red Tar is perfect for both classic summer cottages with white house corners and wooden houses with modern architecture and colour schemes as well as wooden roofs. You can use Red Tar on untreated wood and on wood that has previously been treated with tar, distemper paint or iron vitriol. If you paint on planed wood, you need to dilute with 10–20% turpentine or denatured alcohol. On non-planed wood, no preparations are needed.
Always stir well before painting, since the colour pigment gathers near the bottom during storage. Stir regularly while painting, too. Otherwise the colour pigment will gather at the bottom and you will end up with an uneven colour on your facade.
More tips and advice for painting with pine tar paint can be found in our painting guide. Click here
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Top score in Folksam’s paint review
Pine tar is a totally natural product that protects your house from mildew and rot fungi, and prevents moisture from penetrating the wood. This led to our Red Pine Tar being one of the outdoor paints that did best in Folksam’s Paint Review.