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How to seal this

OK so I got mg hands on this and want to seal it untill I figure out what to make with it. I know you usually seal end grain with wax but I only got a small tub and don't want to waste it on this!
So could I just paint the end grain or is there anything else I can use?
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Conor,

Not sure if it's available in Ireland, but I use a product called Anchorseal. It's water-based latex, white when it's still wet but turns colourless opaque (think frosted glass) when it dries.

Before getting hold of some Anchorseal, I'd use regular latex paint -- but several coats, as it seems to be more porous than Anchorseal, maybe that's just because it goes on thinner. I used white because that's what I had left over from the last time I painted the house.

However ... that's a handsome looking chunk of wood, I don't think using all your wax on it would be a waste -- having it check on you, that would be a waste ...

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I put an empty coffee can in the wax that's in my frying pan and fill it partially with wax. When the wax in the can melts you can brush it on with a paint brush. I would seal all the sawn areas
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I used Killz premier paint on all of my logs I have in the basement (about 15) and almost all of them have cracked. I only put one coat on it but put it on really thick. it didnt seem to work so good. I would get a purpose made end grain sealer.
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I've tried all kinds of paints, glue, and even roofing tar and caulk. In my opinion for my local and where I can store my wood, Parrafin wax is best followed by End grain sealer. All else is either way to epxensive or messy or simply doesn't work very well.
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I've tried all kinds of paints, glue, and even roofing tar and caulk. In my opinion for my local and where I can store my wood, Parrafin wax is best followed by End grain sealer. All else is either way to epxensive or messy or simply doesn't work very well.
+1 on the paraffin wax if anchor seal isn't available. plus if you only have to seal a little bit it would be much cheaper than anchor seal. i use anchor seal on all my wood just due to the fact i order 5 gal buckets of it and its there and ready to use when i need it, which is almost on a daily basis
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hi conor
if you haven't got any wax at the moment put it in a black bag until you can get some i sometime use pva glue or poly bond to seal end grain
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