03:43PM | 06/05/01
Member Since: 06/04/01
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Does anyone know how to remove pine pitch or tar that has dripped onto a pressure-treated wood deck? I'd rather not remove the tree!


11:25AM | 06/07/01
Member Since: 03/13/00
1675 lifetime posts
I don't know how it will affect the deck, but WD-40 will easily cut pine pitch. I use it when get that stuff on my hands. You might try a small, hidden spot for a test first.

Peter Lothian

02:57PM | 06/09/01
Member Since: 04/14/01
8 lifetime posts
I use rubbing alcohol to remove fresh pine and fir pitch from my glasses. It doesn't work so well on old pitch (as on my car). I would be cautious of the oil in WD-40 as it might tend to stain the wood. Come to think of it, turpentine is a solvent based on pine pitch, I believe. That might also work. Scrape up what pitch you can with a putty knife before you apply your solvent.


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