A neighbor has outdoor sculpture (an owl) carved from a tree trunk left at just the right height for the purpose when the tree was felled. It's several years old and well maintained. It's time to apply a next coat of preservative. We don't know what preservative was used last time.

Recommendations, please.

  • Have you tried a search using the word preservative? It brings up many of the past threads with relevant info.
    – Graphus
    Sep 19, 2019 at 7:20
  • @Graphus No, I should have. I did look for a preservative tag. I thought the two word combination in the title would trigger suggested answers. Search now found woodworking.stackexchange.com/questions/4139/… which will probably do. More specific help with this still-on-the-trunk object would be helpful but probably doesn't matter much. Sep 19, 2019 at 12:31
  • Yeah standing dead trees or sawn lumber makes pretty much no difference as far as this goes.
    – Graphus
    Sep 19, 2019 at 17:02
  • @Graphus Thanks, Post as an answer and I'll accept it so the question doesn't stay on the unanswered queue. Or I can just delete. Sep 19, 2019 at 18:18
  • You can self-Answer if you like, that way the Q doesn't go unanswered and you get a badge :-)
    – Graphus
    Sep 20, 2019 at 7:50

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Thanks to @Graphus (see comments) I found my answer on this site at Ideal outdoor preservative for a wooden ornament

Answering here so the question comes off the unanswered queue and no longer attracts attention.

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