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Blog entry by Meredithp posted 05-21-2011 08:46 PM 856 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hello!

I need to clear-seal exposed fir beams. What should I seal them with? Linseed oil? Marine varnish? Shellac?

Any guidance would be helpful.

Thank you!



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#1 posted 05-21-2011 08:58 PM

i answered this hours ago
did you change the placement
of it from forums
to blogs say ?

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#2 posted 05-21-2011 09:07 PM

i was right
here it is from your forum entry

tom

first
welcome to LJ’s

this is what i have found
it is like the stuff
(maybe the same)
they pressure treat with

i get it at the local hrdw. store
there is another brand
called woodlife
but it only has half as much copper in it
it’s good for termites and mildew

the deck has had 4 coats
with a sloppy mop put on it
it is green for about a month
but turns to barn board in the sun
or clear inside

—david – only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don’t succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#3 posted 05-21-2011 10:53 PM

I did see your post before I wrote my question. Termin-8 is not quite the finish we are looking for. We want it to look “fir-like”. I think you’re suggestion will make the fir look like treated lumber. I could be wrong though.

How would the finished appearance with your suggested product differ from that we would get with linseed oil? or how about marine varnish? We are looking to seal vertical posts.

Any other suggestions?

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#4 posted 05-21-2011 11:09 PM

the termin-8
is only green for about a month
it can then be painted/stained or whatever over
those other things while good for a bit
do need upkeap
the correr sulfate is for the mildew and termites
it soaks in
varnishes (even marine) peel after a bit
and need sanding and re-coating
you can do that over the terminix after it has turned clear
just need to do it from time to time
(the varnish or oil not the terminix)

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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