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Offline alanh

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Pine frame, what finish?
« on: September 22, 2016, 08:44:23 am »
I`ve mentioned  I`m building an open pavillion style  structure out from the house to shade the deck. The truss` and purlins are 6x6 pine that I milled with 4 degree blades and hit w/ 80 grit paper on the pad sander just to take the fuzzy off. I`m using 1x  pine for the ceiling/roof that will be planed smooth one side and v-matched tongue and groove. Question is what type and/or brand finish should i apply to attempt to keep the natural look and color. the truss are built and in the shop so I would like to apply the finish to them inside to have them ready. I`d like to do as much as possible before i arrange the crane guy.

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Re: Pine frame, what finish?
« Reply #1 on: September 23, 2016, 08:10:57 am »
I've been hearing exterior oil based paint base that doesn't have any tint added to it.  It looks cloudy but dries clear with all the properties of paint outside.  I haven't tried it personally.  I've also heard some places won't sell it un-tinted.
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Re: Pine frame, what finish?
« Reply #2 on: October 03, 2016, 10:07:47 pm »
If you want to keep the new wood look, I'd direct you to Permachink.  They supply finishes for log homes.  I've used their interior transparent white stain and clear.  Good stuff.  All of my outside wood I'm letting gray naturally.  With any finish you use on the outside, you will have to maintain it periodically.  The sun and elements are harsh.
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Re: Pine frame, what finish?
« Reply #3 on: October 28, 2016, 09:38:07 am »
Thanks for the lead to permachink, after wasting time with the local paint stores I found them to be informative and the stuff works well.

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Re: Pine frame, what finish?
« Reply #4 on: October 28, 2016, 10:32:09 am »
Here is a pic of the truss with natural stain and the satin clear top coat, I used their exterior stuff even though it will have a roof.


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Re: Pine frame, what finish?
« Reply #5 on: October 28, 2016, 10:35:51 am »
That looks great!
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Re: Pine frame, what finish?
« Reply #6 on: November 22, 2016, 11:03:19 am »
Well, it`s finally done... my wife said I`d never finish it before winter, Pfffft...proved her wrong, nailed the last ridge cap on a good seven hours before it snowed!
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Re: Pine frame, what finish?
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Re: Pine frame, what finish?
« Reply #8 on: November 22, 2016, 12:37:00 pm »
Looks great!

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Re: Pine frame, what finish?
« Reply #9 on: November 22, 2016, 06:40:08 pm »
That looks awesome, well done.

By the way...your wife is bragging to her friends that she got you to finish it before snow flew.  :D ;)
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Re: Pine frame, what finish?
« Reply #10 on: November 23, 2016, 08:37:17 am »
Thanks, and I`m sure she is..

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Re: Pine frame, what finish?
« Reply #11 on: January 05, 2017, 10:17:00 pm »
Super job... u ought to pat yourself on the back for that piece of artwork craftmanship!
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Re: Pine frame, what finish?
« Reply #12 on: January 06, 2017, 09:20:31 am »
A job well done!
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