nice stain finish for Southern Yellow Pine.

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Forum topic by Dan Hux posted 07-24-2010 10:32 PM 11808 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Dan Hux

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07-24-2010 10:32 PM

Topic tags/keywords: question pine finishing traditional

Hi Ladies and Gents,
what stains look good on yellpw pine for outside..I’ve painted everything i’ve made up till now..I’d like to try a pretty stain and finish it with a spar varnish i’ve had for months. I hate to buy a sample can of every brand and color of stain Lowes and HomeDepot have. I’ve bought a few, didn’t like any of them so far. Tired of painting everything. I’m just looking for different look, more triditional. Any feedback is good.

Thanks in advance,

-- Dan Hux,,,,Raleigh, NC

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#1 posted 07-24-2010 11:31 PM

I tried a few stains on yellow pine patio furniture I built and had good results with the Mahogany Flame color below. I also put a Spar Varnish top coat – Arm-R-Seal by General Finishes, worked out well.

Mahogany Flame Australian Timber Oil

More colors at this link and different finish types.

Have fun.

-- Roger-R, Republic of Texas. "Always look on the Bright Side of Life" - An eyeball to eyeball confrontation with a blind person is as complete waste of Time.

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#2 posted 07-25-2010 05:33 AM

I have enjoyed Golden oak stain on yellow pine it has a warm look to it. Don’t forget to use a prestain conditioner before staining to avoid blotching.

-- I don't make mistakes, I have great learning lessons, Greg

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#3 posted 07-27-2010 06:44 AM


I used Benjamin Moore Colonial maple years ago ( 20th century) and it worked well. As the pine aged it took on a patina that is more fun to watch than tv. If you want it to last outside however, use the best – read most expensive – mkarine varnish you can buy. I have read that the best is epoxy, and a minimum of SIX coats
to get it to last. Be sure to seal any end grain that will bi in ground contact.


-- Steve in KY. 44 years so far with my lovely bride. Think I'll keep her.

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