In wood science, the absence of moisture is the absence of issues. Prior to treatment with Turner’s Choice, wood contains two types of water content. Free water, that is harbored in the fiber structure of the wood and Bound water, which is harbored in the cellular/molecular structure of the wood. Turner’s Choice is a solvent based formulation. Our green Solvents will immediately displace free water when applied to wood.
The Silicones in Turner’s Choice are NANO sized water scavengers that penetrate the molecular sidewall of the hydroxyl (hydrogen/oxygen) group molecule triggering the release of the internal water and catalytically replace it with a silicone and cedar oil gel which forbids the uptake of water into the wood’s cellular structure.
Wood that has zero moisture cannot support wood rot, insects, expansion and contraction. The wood is water resistant from the inside out. Wood fiber without moisture and deposits of silicon represent the early stages of petrified wood. Dr. Ben Oldag Wood Scientist KES Scientific Technology Report published 2005.
Turner’s Choice has a new look it’s labeled CedarShield, but don’t worry it’s still the same great formula. CedarShield and Turner’s Choice are the same product.