|Forum topic by tpcolson||posted 10-31-2014 09:03 PM||914 views||0 times favorited||10 replies|
10-31-2014 09:03 PM
I am faced (due to laziness and a disease called “Serial Home Renovator” ) with a rapid (very soon) requirement to complete a cabin renovation. My quickest and cheapest option to wrap this up is to go with el-cheapo pine tongue-and groove 6” planks (the kind typically used to dress up cheap rental cabins). El-cheapo implies not so much of a smooth, out of the lumber-yard door finish on the lumber.
Not having any desire or time at all to spend 1 minute (or hundreds of hours) prep-sanding hundreds of BF of pine planks, OR, between coat sandings…
What would your recommendations be for a quickie, looks good from a distance, finish strategy? I’m thinking a HVLP sprayer and a WB, like General Finish.
Can I do this with the wood vertical (on the wall) if I do thin-enough coats and dial in the nozzle size and gun pressure? Or even crazier, once they’re nailed to an a-frame ceiling?
What would be the best gun for this type of hair-brained scheme? I have a Dewalt 5-gallon compressor, 250 PSI. And a water separator!
I know you guys are perfectionists, but…this is a rustic cabin! IMHO putting a showroom-furniture looking finish on planking would actually look kinda silly among rough-hewn logs and beams. I’ve ruled out no finish at all, where I’ve seen that in the past looks pretty horrible after a year or 2 of fade.