Wood floor sealer

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by FryDaddy, Jan 12, 2010.

  1. FryDaddy

    FryDaddy LawnSite Member
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    I know that a majority of people say use the thompson wood floor sealant for open trailer floor boards, but have anyone used diesel fuel or used burntoil. Any idea of which would last longer. You can easily find the used oil at many homes around here cause lots of people change there own oil and dispose of it (lets just say not in the right manner if the epa was to come around). I mostly keep my trailer under my shed, but I do want my wood to last as long as it can. :)
     
  2. pondfishr

    pondfishr LawnSite Member
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    75% used motor oil mixed with 25% diesel works really well for sealing a trailer floor. I was told this trick by an old friend of mine who has been hauling heavy equipment on trailers his entire life. I was skeptical at first but found it to be the least expensive and will soak in to last the longest.
     
  3. MikeKle

    MikeKle LawnSite Platinum Member
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    I found a old gallon of wood sealer from 1981 a couple years ago!!! I gave it a shot and brushed it on my trailers wood, it was kinda milky in color, but it did seal the wood just fine!! I was surprised it was still even a liquid after this long?
     
  4. FryDaddy

    FryDaddy LawnSite Member
    Posts: 145

    sometimes the old stuff is better than the new.
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