05:10PM | 12/11/07
Member Since: 06/03/07
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We have new construction with tongue & groove interior pine walls. I put a pickled oak finish (2 coats) on the walls & one coat of Hellsman Spar Urethane w/UV protection. I have been advised to use to coats of the Urethane. Is it necessary to use 2 coats of Urethane, since I have the pickled oak on there also?


03:01PM | 12/12/07
Member Since: 07/28/02
1356 lifetime posts
Yes you need two coats of the spar urethane as the stain does not help to protect the wood and give you a long lasting durable finish. You will need to sand the first coat of urethane to get a smooth finish as I am sure it raised the grain of the wood and it only needs to be fine or extra fine sandpaper or sanding sponge.

Hope this helps out.


Be sure to buy a good quality chinese bristle brush to apply the urethane.


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