How to finish poles?

cynandjonOctober 18, 2010

We have poles and beams in our house. I'm not sure what kind of finish they should be treated with. Leaving them natural I think would be hard to clean because of dust etc.

I would appreciate suggestions



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Your job looks like a good canidate for Waterlox. Google it for more info.

    Bookmark   October 18, 2010 at 4:12PM
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2nd vote for Waterlox

    Bookmark   October 19, 2010 at 10:32AM
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WOW! I'm glad I asked. I checked it out and it looks like it might be the ticket. Now I have to locate the product.
Thanks werefinish and aidan.

    Bookmark   October 19, 2010 at 12:27PM
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I have a bean tyhat has been unfinished for 25+ years ... but it is not where hands can touch it, so it never gets dirty.

The uprights, at least need some sort of penetrating low-gloss finish to make the hand grime easier to remove.

Waterlox ... they ship and have a deealer search page:

Here is a link that might be useful: Waterlox web site

    Bookmark   October 20, 2010 at 10:07AM
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TY I saved it to my faves. I would leave the beams natural but one is very close to my stove and I'm concerened about grease buildup on it. I think it would be best to make it cleanable.
thanks again

    Bookmark   October 23, 2010 at 11:39PM
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