I have a house in Seattle with a covered front porch. I rebuilt the entire porch and decided to reuse the fir flooring. As I mentioned the porch is covered but winter storms will often blow water onto the SW corner and on the South facing front edge. I planed off about 1/32 to remove some of the weathered wood and reinstalled the tongue and groove flooring (5 foot long). I looked and looked for a solution but the best thing I could come up with was a penetrating deck stain with some UV protection ~Dalys, a local paint store. (I opted for clear since the porch does not get that much direct sun) I am concerned that the re-used flooring will have places where water can get through. (I have a plywood sub floor with tar paper over it)
Should I have used another finish? Should I put something else down on top like a wax or varnish?
Thanks for you help
04:58AM | 09/27/03
Well I thik that you are doing all that you can do. Treat it like a deck, and you should be fine.
03:34PM | 11/08/15
Stay away from wax. Wax is not foor floors. A Sikkens Cetol product or spar varnish is the way to go.