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Forum topic by yooper posted 06-13-2011 03:26 AM 1411 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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yooper

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06-13-2011 03:26 AM

Recently, I got a good deal on some 1/2 inch douglas fir lumber scrap. I have a small project started, but I realized that I have never stained his type of wood. Do I treat it like pine (pretreat with Zinnser Sealcoat or a dilute varnish preconditioner) or does this wood behave a little nicer then blotchy pine? Any tips?

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#1 posted 06-13-2011 03:52 AM

Doug fir can blotch like pine. Experiment on some scrap before you go for the gold. – lol

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#2 posted 06-13-2011 03:54 AM

I have a LOT of old [53 years] DF I salvaged fron my dads barn after he died and have built quite a few things from it,some stained and some not. In my experience, it behaves better than pine but depends on the color of stain[which doesnt make sense to me].Minwax Gunstock worked really well[see my chair projects] but dark stains dont work as well[more blotching. I think my old,really dry DF probably stains better than the newer DF.I dont use a sealer as I wasnt impress at all when I used it on some pine projects. I tested on scrap and could see NO difference in the sealer[Minwax] versus the unsealed using Minwax Early American stain.

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