- Volume 21 Issue 2
This research was carried out to investigate water repellent effectiveness of natural oil treated wood. Linseed oil, castor oil, olive oil, bean oil, perilla oil and sunflower oil were used in this test. For evaluation of water repellent of natural oil treated wood, moisture absorption test, water-drop contact angle test and color difference test of accelerated decomposition by UV and water were used. The moisture absorption amount of natural oil treated wood was less than untreated wood until 3 hours, but it was increased with time, there was no big difference with oil treated wood and untreated wood after 48hours. Oil treated wood and untreated wood showed big difference on contact angle test. It was no big difference by kind and oil concentration. Natural oil treated wood did not showed stability on the weather aging test. Contact angle test could be used on evaluation of wood surface status treated with natural oil.