water proof a wood planter - Knowledgebase Question

Menifee, Ca
Question by torreshdz_17
April 29, 2010
Should I water proof my wood planter by inside and outside?

Answer from NGA
April 29, 2010


It isn't necessary to waterproof your planter. The wood will help wick moisture out of the soil so it won't stay too wet. If you're concerned about the wood rotting prematurely you can apply linseed oil both inside and out to help preserve the wood. Linseed out will soak into the wood - eventually. It will remain tacky for quite some time until it is absorbed, but it will help preserve the wood. Or, you can leave the planters 'au natural', especting them to last for 5-6 years before they begin to decompose.

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