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How to treat outdoor knotty pine ceiling?

Posted by MJHenry (My Page) on
Sun, Jul 21, 13 at 19:23

We recently added on an open porch. The ceiling is tongue and groove knotty pine. It is currently untreated. We love the look of the natural pine finish, but are concerned about protecting the wood against insects. Had a carpenter bee try its luck last year... we successfully discouraged it!

We do not want to paint the ceiling. Considering Cabot's Australian Timber Oil which we used on the new deck. Is that a good option? Any other thoughts or suggestions? Much appreciated!!

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RE: How to treat outdoor knotty pine ceiling?

We have T&G pine for porch ceiling. We gave each board two coats of clear poly finish before install. One day it will need more poly. We know this from another ceiling we had on another house.

The oil should give a nice finish, although depending on your weather, it will likely also need redone in time.

Our poly was not particularly shiny, although I don't know if DH was using matte finish poly or not.

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