Pentacryl™ is a wood stabilizer used by woodcarvers, woodturners, builders and furniture makers to keep green wood from cracking, checking and splitting during the drying process.

Pentacryl™ will not react with the tanic acids in the wood and will make your wood look cleaner and brighter! If you enjoy turning or working with green wood but struggle with cracking, checking or warping, you need to take a closer look at Pentacryl™!

Pentacryl Green Wood Stabilizer - Gallon

$62.95Price
  • Preservation Solutions’ Pentacryl™ is a wood stabilizer used by woodcarvers, woodturners, builders and furniture makers to keep green wood from cracking, checking and splitting during the drying process.

    Pentacryl™ will not react with the tanic acids in the wood and will make your wood look cleaner and brighter! If you enjoy turning or working with green wood but struggle with cracking, checking or warping, you need to take a closer look at Pentacryl™! 

    Excellent results have been achieved with many types of wood including Eastern White Pine, Basswood, Tupelo, Walnut, Apple Wood, Hawthorne, Cherry, Rock Maple, Soft Maple, Ash, Modrone, Bamboo and many others.

    Pentacryl™ can be brushed on or for smaller pieces, the wood can be immersed and soaked into a 100% solution of Pentacryl™. Dyes can be added to the Pentacryl™ or the wood can be stained after treatment.

    Read our article on Treating a Cross-Cut Section of Wood with Pentacryl™…or watch our step-by-step video here.

    Once the wood is dry, it can be sanded, stained, wood burned, glued and finished (sealed).  We recommend using oil or alcohol based stains, dyes and sealers as water based products will add moisture back into the wood which will not allow it to dry properly and leave the surface of the wood tacky.  Pentacryl™ will not discolor the wood, is non-hygroscopic and will not oxidize, decompose or migrate in the wood when exposed to different degrees of temperature and relative humidity.  To determine how much Pentacryl is needed for your project, use our Wood Calculator.