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krylon fusion clear.....

i was thinking of using this on a small piece of a branch from my yard
after i clean it, bake/boil it, would it also seal the wood?
it is a piece of poplar
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well since i have some clear im gonna give it a try but i am going to give it the full 7 days to cure before putting into some water.
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I'm not sure if it would sink after being sealed like that. Plus, I'm not sure if poplar would be safe to put into a tank without sealing it.

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Some softwood species are poisonous to fish. Make sure it doesn't have any sap in it or your going to have a huge mess. Make sure it's completely dead.

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Poplar tends to break down/rot extremely quickly when it gets wet.

Are you absolutely set on using it? If not, definitely go with something else.


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Poplar tends to break down/rot extremely quickly when it gets wet.

Are you absolutely set on using it? If not, definitely go with something else.
well thats my thoughts on using the krylon fusion clear since it is waterproof wouldnt it seal it and make it waterproof?

sinking is not an issue, there are ways to fix that
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I used it to sil some wood to use in my tank. I have some water birch that was downed last year by a tornado. The bark is so pretty I did not want to strip it. I dried it in the oven and then, after it cooled, I sprayed it with several coats of the Krylon clear. It has been in my tank for several months and all is fine. However, I had to glue a piece of tile to it to get it to sink. It would not sink on its own. I also used the Krylon clear to cover a cave I made out of some cheap, gaudy ones that I got with the tank. They were dayglo colors. I covered them with grout and then clear coated them because the grout kept coming off. It has been in my tank for a year and still looks good. Everybody in my tank keeps reproducing and growing so it didn't hurt anything.
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I would do as wild rose did and dry it in an oven a round 175-210 for 12hrs,,, seal it with a penetrating sealer, let that fully cure, then top it with krylon... my 2 worth.

You could go one step farther towards better curing and bury it in salt while curing in oven. 40lbs of solar salt at home depot is less than $5.00. Brush the salt off well and keep dry prior to using the penetrating sealant and krylon.


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