Tuesday, September 01, 2009

Cuprinolling


You can't buy it here, you know. It's a Brit thing. I'm not going to supply a link because this isn't an advertising blog.

(I'm been internetless for much of the evening, no idea why, except it's been a bit windy, so no time for a longer post. This is one I made earlier.)

8 comments:

Bee said...

Always learning something new here . . .
I had to Google cuprinolling and your post comes up third. So is it a wood varnish of sorts? I like the way you make interesting visuals out of DIY.

Crafty Green Poet said...

what a lovely abstract looking collage of images....

Zhoen said...

I have no idea what it is that you have here that isn't available here. Fences?

Lucy said...

Cuprinol. Wood treatment, presumably made from copper and oil, by the same etymological token as Plasticene is made from plaster and vaseline. It isn't usually made into a verb, but I liked the way it looked as one. It's what I've been doing. To the fence.

It's very good but the French don't have it.

Yeah, Ok, the picture's more about the fence than the stuff that goes on it.

I'm going to Google it now to see who else has been using it as a verb.

Thanks for stopping by!

Barrett Bonden said...

A life without Cuprinol - what bliss! If I could also be deprived of both rain and sunshine my reluctant concerns about the garden would then completely disappear. Now there's a great tense-tester sentence for translation into French.

Plutarch said...

I think it was D H Lawrence, in a poem about bats, who spoke of the animals "weaving nets to catch the wind).

Julia said...

Beautiful designs! How many coats does a successfully cuprinoled post need?

Lucy said...

Thank you.

Julia. Just the one. And it's very good for an even finish without runs. Previously I did the fence with a very natural and eco-friendly old-fashioned combo of linseed oil, walnut-shell stain (broux de noix), and natural turpentine. However, it took two coats and didn't wear very well, and its preservative qualities didn't seem so good, so now we resort to ICI, who bought out Cuprinol a few years back. It was a fairly cottage industry sort of product before that. You see, I did my research...