Wooden rain barrels
I would think that any good preservative would keep the barrels from deteriorating but what are you planning on doing with the water? No drinking I hope. The barrels should be kept full to keep the joints tight as you would in a wooden boat. The wood stays swelled up and tight holding the water. This won't always preserve the wood, just keep the joints tight. Cuprinol, Waterseal among others are good preservatives. My question is if you seal the wood with a preservative will the wood still absorb the water and stay tight? Very interesting.....Mark Hammond
To GlennG--where could I find "Woodlife"? I've found the big home stores (Home Depot, ***** ) don't really seem to know much about what I'm looking for.
The full name of the product you want to look at is "Woodlife Coppercoat".
You will find more information about the product there, as well as a link on the left side of the page "Where to buy" that will answer your question.