sunroom w/knotty pine ceiling-to stain or not?
I'm in the process of building a 3 season room with a vaulted ceiling made out of tongue in groove knotty pine. The contractor said that if I didn't want to stain the ceiling I could just use linseed oil every few years. I've been reading that shellac might be a better option. I'm not sure what to use. My hubby and I really like the look of natural wood. Would you use linseed oil, shellac or other product to preserve the wood or just stain it? Why? Thanks in advance.