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Marall

04:11PM | 04/25/04
Member Since: 04/24/04
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We are building a new board and batten garden shed out of green, rough cut hemlock. We would like to stain it with a semi-transparent stain.

When can the stain be applied? How do we do this and what do we use? Should we wait for the wood to dry before installing the batten or just nail it on one side? If installed now, would we stain the boards, install the batten and stain them? Do we need to pre-treat the wood since it is fresh cut?


5slb6

04:29PM | 04/25/04
Member Since: 07/28/02
1358 lifetime posts
My questin is this. How freshly cut is this wood? This help in an answer.

Marall

05:22PM | 04/25/04
Member Since: 04/24/04
3 lifetime posts
May have been cut for a while but it has just been cut into boxing 7/8" thick from 2" boards. Does that help?


5slb6

06:01PM | 04/26/04
Member Since: 07/28/02
1358 lifetime posts
If the wood has been cut for awhile I think that you will fine in staining it now.

I would stain the boards before the battens are installed as that way if the battens shrink any you won't have bare wood showing. The battens should then be stained on all sides before they are installed and any cut ends sealed with stain to keep moisture out.

It depends on the brand of stain you use if you will apply one or two coats of stain and the paint store will be able to help you out in this area.

Hope this helps out.

Marall

01:31PM | 04/27/04
Member Since: 04/24/04
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Thanks for the comments!
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