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Need recommendation for clear exterior finish
« on: March 08, 2017, 03:51:21 pm »
At my place of work, we are building a 36' x 36' timber framed pavilion out of local white pine.  My history with timber frames is of unfinished wood, both in my own house and for a pavilion that was done for the local Rotary Club a few years back.  However, we want to put a clear, penetrating finish on this frame, and I have no idea what to use.  I'm avoiding the big-box-store stuff such as Thompson's Water Seal; I don't think it has any value.  The very-high-end stuff, such as Land Ark or Sikkens, is hard to get.  I'm looking for suggestions or recommendations as to what I can use for a finish that will penetrate the timbers, not look like or act like a film finish, and has some preservative qualities. 

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Re: Need recommendation for clear exterior finish
« Reply #1 on: March 08, 2017, 04:57:43 pm »
Here's a recent discussion along those lines: http://www.forestryforum.com/board/index.php/topic,92415.0.html
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Re: Need recommendation for clear exterior finish
« Reply #2 on: March 08, 2017, 06:00:55 pm »
Engineer , Look at the Messmers line of exterior oils . You will find them at the World Of Stain online. Rob
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Re: Need recommendation for clear exterior finish
« Reply #3 on: March 08, 2017, 07:32:09 pm »
Permachink has good products.  They make them for log homes to stand up to UV and weather.

https://www.permachink.com/
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Re: Need recommendation for clear exterior finish
« Reply #4 on: March 08, 2017, 08:23:57 pm »
 Allback boiled linseed oil. Made in Sweden and sold through swede paints in Canada. A natural old time finish.

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Re: Need recommendation for clear exterior finish
« Reply #5 on: March 09, 2017, 10:45:23 am »
The very-high-end stuff, such as Land Ark .......is hard to get.   

I did a simple google search and found this "how to order page" for Land Ark:

https://www.landarkwoodfinish.com/page1.php

Didn't seem to be to hard to find.

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Re: Need recommendation for clear exterior finish
« Reply #6 on: March 09, 2017, 09:39:22 pm »
I order the Land Ark products by the pail and by the drum all the time, and like them a lot. Contact Heritage Natural Finishes in Colorado. They usually ship within a day or do.
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Re: Need recommendation for clear exterior finish
« Reply #7 on: March 09, 2017, 10:38:40 pm »
Does anyone have experience with carpenter bees and white pine with any of these?

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Re: Need recommendation for clear exterior finish
« Reply #8 on: March 10, 2017, 08:21:43 am »
I'm not sure LandArk is still reliably available, but now many timber framers buy the same renamed Heritage product through here: http://www.heritagenaturalfinishes.com/. They have an exterior product.

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Re: Need recommendation for clear exterior finish
« Reply #9 on: March 10, 2017, 06:33:04 pm »
I'm not sure LandArk is still reliably available, but now many timber framers buy the same renamed Heritage product through here: http://www.heritagenaturalfinishes.com/. They have an exterior product.

LandArk went bankrupt during the recession.  The owner of the formula teamed up with one of his distributors - Heritage Natural Finishes - and now all of the original LandArk products are available from Heritage under a different name.
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