Finishing 1200 sq ft of yellow pine T&G roof decking

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Forum topic by jeffesonm posted 10-26-2020 05:08 AM 477 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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10-26-2020 05:08 AM

I’m building a house and it will have exposed wood/metal trusses (Redbuilt Red-S) 4’ on center with 2×6 T&G roof decking, also exposed to the interior. The wood truss cords will be stained ebony and I’d like to finish the roof decking in some kind of light/natural amber type color, with a satin or even matte finish. Something like:

I’ve done some finishing of trim, beams, etc and it usually goes sanding, staining, poly, sanding, poly. I don’t want to repeat that process times 170 12’ boards. Also I’m less worried about obtaining a perfect, uniform as this wood will be 12’ up in the ceiling so farther from the eye, and not subject to handprints/traffic/etc. Also the house has kind of an industrial feel anyhow.

Any suggestions for a relatively easy, one or two coat finish product/process that meets above criteria? Thanks!


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#1 posted 10-26-2020 05:34 AM

Not sure what type of wood you are using for the decking…but I’d just spray two coats of clear finish and not try To stain. Doug fir and cedar will mellow and darken with age, so staining isn’t needed. They are beautiful with clear coats and develop a lovely patina without any stain.

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#2 posted 10-26-2020 03:01 PM

Spray or roll on polyurethane.

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#3 posted 10-31-2020 03:12 AM

The material is southern yellow pine.

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