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Forum topic by ValleyClarks posted 11-13-2018 11:00 AM 760 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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ValleyClarks

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11-13-2018 11:00 AM

Topic tags/keywords: pine finishing rustic tip question

Hey everyone, I have lurked on here for help and ideas about various projects around the house and I could really use some input now!

We have been milling our own blue pine from our property and I want to finish it with something sturdy that will hold up to moderate foot traffic (it is being made into flooring). I don’t want to change the coloring, just emphasize the blue grey and help the softer pine hold up.

Any tips? I plan to try various types on some of the scrap to find out what looks best but having a good starting point from you guys would sure help.

Thank you!!

VC


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pottz

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#1 posted 11-13-2018 02:25 PM

contact LJ monte pittman he’s the forum guru on using beetle kill pine,if he doesnt know nobody does!

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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Gene Howe

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#2 posted 11-13-2018 03:06 PM

Pottz beat me to it. Monte would know for sure.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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ValleyClarks

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#3 posted 11-13-2018 04:19 PM

Ha! I have seen his praises being sung before! I will do that, thank you.

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#4 posted 11-13-2018 06:50 PM

I’ve used Minwax Natural stain w/ poly, and also only applied Poly to bug wood. Both ways had good results. But using it for Flooring I’d use this. This floor wax coat is what we use on our kitchen floor.

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Monte Pittman

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#5 posted 11-13-2018 09:54 PM

If you want to keep it white/blue, use water based finish. Lacquer darkens some and oil based polyurethane turns it yellow/black. [email protected] any questions you have.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#6 posted 11-14-2018 04:44 PM

Just wondering…what would oil based poly do if applied over the water based finish? Or, would the WB stuff alone be durable enough for flooring?

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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