Best spray finish for blue pine t&g?

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Forum topic by woodz posted 09-19-2017 07:07 PM 1803 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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09-19-2017 07:07 PM

Topic tags/keywords: blue pine beetle kill blue stain bluestain pine

Hello all…I’ve been lurking here for some time, what great folks and valuable information.

While there are other posts regarding finishing t&g, I wanted to see if there might be some clarification or direction on my project. I am going to be putting up a large amount of blue in the ceiling and above tin w/in a new garage. Given the volume of material, I was hoping to find a good spray for this purpose that would keep the best of the natural colors or pull it out more w/out yellowing/etc? I’m thinking a waterborne poly or potentially urethane given the time to dry. While I can keep the dust down fairly well, I’m thinking the quicker it drys the less opportunity for smaller particles to build and maybe a good tradeoff given it’s not going to be “used” per say. Any particular brands that are more appealing for spray gun?



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#1 posted 09-19-2017 09:11 PM

I would recommend the Minwax water based polyurethane. If you have not installed the ceiling yet you can spray finish the boards before installing and that would prevent a lot of mess from the overspray.

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#2 posted 09-20-2017 01:16 AM

If you are going to spray (especially if in your shop) I too would choose a water borne product. I like Target or general finishes products but for a ceiling (not much ware area) I’d go with something you can get locally to save high shipping charge. Polyurethane adds more abrasion quality to a finish but I don’t see needing it on a ceiling.

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#3 posted 09-20-2017 02:53 AM

If you want the blue to stay blue then you have to use water based poly. Oil base will turn blue to black.

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#4 posted 09-20-2017 04:16 AM

Napalm. Sorry. I hate pine.

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