Coal tar wood preservative. Creosote is a dark brown to black liquid derived entirely from coal tar and having a typical coal tar odour. Carbolineum is a blend of creosote and coal tar.

Creosote/carbolineum are intended for use in the preservation of timber, exterior use only.  Protection of wooden poles, wooden fences, eaves and rafters.

  • Economical wood preservative.
  • Easy-to-use.

abe Construction Chemicals - creosote carbolineum - properties

Surface preparation

All surfaces to be clean, dry and sound.


No primer required.


Stir well before and during use.


abe Construction Chemicals - creosote carbolineum - colour


2 – 6 m2/L.


Application by brush or dip.


Tools, brushes and mixing equipment should be cleaned immediately after use and before material has set with abe® super brush cleaner followed by washing with soap and water.

Protection/maintenance on completion



5 L, 25 L, 200 L containers.

Handling and storage

Shelf life of 12 months, but shorter if in extreme conditions.  Keep tightly sealed in a dry cool place in the original packaging.


The toxicity and strong odour prohibit the interior use of creosote for both human and animal habitation.  It should not come into contact with food or potable water.

Never store treated articles in the vicinity of fish, birds, bees or animals.

This is a non-drying liquid.

Health and safety

Product safety information required for safe use is not included. Before handling, read product and safety data sheets and container labels for safe use, physical and health hazard information. The safety data sheet is available from your local a.b.e.® Construction Chemicals branch.