DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum

DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum (http://www.diychatroom.com/)
-   Painting (http://www.diychatroom.com/f4/)
-   -   Staining pine T&G (http://www.diychatroom.com/f4/staining-pine-t-g-196/)

handiandi 08-16-2004 11:36 AM

Staining pine T&G
 
I've refinished my basement using tongue & groove yellow pine. Looks so good I'm hesitating to stain it and mess it up. But I need to finish it. What's the best technique to ensuring a smooth consistent coloring? Should I sand it first (even though it looks like it doesn't need it)? Should I use a sanding sealer? Bottom to top? Brush or rag? Also, I'm doing two different colors. Probably a walnut for trim, and a cherry for walls. Which should I do first? Thanks for your suggestions.

hatchet 08-16-2004 04:23 PM

I would've finished it before installing. But now that it's in place - I would use sanding sealer (I typically wipe it on with a rag) - then sand (150-180grit) - then stain. You'll also need to check the manufacturers directions for the sanding sealer - not many of them are the same on application.
I would do the walls first and try to tape off the trim then come back and tape off the wall or vice versa :) It'll be difficult to keep the stain from seeping either way you do it.

diy mike 03-08-2008 12:51 AM

If you're hesitant to stain the pine, maybe consider a clear sealer to protect the wood and highlight it's natural color?

mark942 03-08-2008 03:26 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by hatchet (Post 602)
I would use sanding sealer (I typically wipe it on with a rag) - then sand (150-180grit) - then stain.


Seal before stain? How does that work out? I am curious as to the penetration of the stain.

slickshift 03-08-2008 05:34 AM

As the original thread is 4 years old, and hatchet hasn't been on here in 2 years, I wouldn't hold my breath waiting for an answer there Mark


:wink:

mark942 03-08-2008 07:21 AM

Thank you slickshift..Guess I should have read the date..........After reading this post I had to ask my question.Have you ever herd of sealing wood before staining? Is there some thing being done that I am unaware of? I guess I will be reading dates of threads and posts.

mikebal 03-10-2008 08:39 AM

Sanding sealer is especially helpful for soft woods. It allows the stain to be absorbed more evenly and prevents blotching.

Mike

slickshift 04-27-2008 09:43 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mark942 (Post 105452)
...Have you ever herd of sealing wood before staining? Is there some thing being done that I am unaware of?...

Yes
Using a sanding sealer is common
I don't use/care for it myself
I will use a conditioner before staining if needed though


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:48 PM.


Copyright 2003-2014 Escalate Media LP. All Rights Reserved