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  • Monroe, WA
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Breathable top coat for unstained wood recommendations sought
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Hi guys,    I have a question that I hope you can help me with.  In the image below I have three different stain / finish combinations on 100 year old Douglas Fir that has been torched with a propane…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kevin Piatz Jul 22.

 

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John Sheppard replied to John Sheppard's discussion Breathable top coat for unstained wood recommendations sought
"Thanks for the reply Raymond.  In looking at the specs PWood doesn't appear to be breathable but rather a water barrier that keeps moisture from entering or leaving the timber.  I've got an email out to the manufacturer to ensure…"
Jul 22
Raymond Wengerd replied to John Sheppard's discussion Breathable top coat for unstained wood recommendations sought
"You will not get any UV protection to any clear coat. Pigments give you that. If you want the natural weathering, the natural graying will give you that UV protection, but will do nothing for moisture penetration. Here is a product that will do…"
Jul 20
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Breathable top coat for unstained wood recommendations sought

Hi guys,    I have a question that I hope you can help me with.  In the image below I have three different stain / finish combinations on 100 year old Douglas Fir that has been torched with a propane weed burner and Osborne brushed.  The middle board has been treated with Permachink Ultra 7 Carmel and Chestnut and the Permachink Satin top coat and on the right the board has been treated with 7 coats of SeaFin teak oil.  I like the Permachink product because of it's breath-ability and the…See More
Jul 19

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Interested in traditional log homes and timber framed homes.
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What timeframe are you looking to start your dream home?
24+ months

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