4x4 TANALITH Extra fence post Green 8ft. We recommend that if you are going to use wood posts then to use 4x4, To be used with a 5ft fence TANALITH Extra is an effective water repellent additive that can be used with TANALITH wood preservative within the treatment process. It gives an added built-in weathering protection to the treated timbers. TANALITH Extra treated timbers have all the same preservative protection properties as TANALITH treated timber. The water repellent also helps maintain the dimensional stability of the treated timbers.