We have windows in our new addition that need to be finished. The interior
is pine. I'm using a gel stain, but am wondering what I should use as a top
coat. If anyone can read this through all of the other posts cluttering up
the newsgroup, what would you use on top of the stain?
If it is knotty pine, seal the wood first with shellac to prevent sap
from bleeding through. Shellac is compatable with most materials for
overcaoting, and is itself a good finish for pine tongue-in-groove
walls. I'd suggest spar varnish overcoat if you need durability for a
damp area (ie, wooden window sashes that tend to get damp from water
condesate on the glass panes in a spa enclosure or bathroom, etc ).
The UV-proof poly that others have mentioned here is well suited when
your stain has a reddish color, since red pigments tend to sun-bleach
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