Weathered pine treatment and refinish

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Forum topic by Dabcan posted 07-10-2016 02:44 PM 651 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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07-10-2016 02:44 PM

Topic tags/keywords: pine outdoor finish weathered

I’ve been tasked with fixing an outdoor carving. It’s 25 years old, and made from pine. It has never had any finish and has some rot on the wings of the sculpture. We’ve come up with plans to remove the rot and cover the top edge with some copper, however I was wondering if there is a wood treatment that will prevent further rot?

The difficulty is they want the pine to keep its weathered look. Any outdoor coating I’ve seen (like Thompsons water seal) suggests using a cleaner on it first.

Is there anything I can apply that won’t change the look of the weathered pine?

-- @craftcollectif ,,

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#1 posted 07-10-2016 06:04 PM

Weathered pine is not really in my wheelhouse but it’s pine so eventually it will rot away unless well protected. Maybe a semi-transparent grey deck stain. I think they need to accept that pine outdoors cannot remain natural and remain outdoors.

-- Rick M,

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#2 posted 07-10-2016 06:13 PM

I was amazed it lasted 25 years. Grey stain is a great idea, it doesn’t have to be the exact colour, as long as it doesn’t look brand new again.

-- @craftcollectif ,,

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