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Old 08-25-08, 08:40 AM
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I am building outdoor chairs out of #2 Pine (untreated). My plans call for painting them with good primer and exterior paint when complete. Is there a staining option with the untreated wood? I'd rather have them a natural or a green stain color now that I am into the project.
 
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Old 08-25-08, 04:39 PM
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How much weather will these chairs be exposed to?

A deck/siding stain could be used but may not give enough protection. An interior wiping stain followed by several coats of a spar urathane will do a good job of protecting the wood but the urathane will deteriate if exposed to a lot of weather.
 
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They will get a lot of weather - they will be left outside all year long in TN without any cover. I'm thinking I may take the risk with an outdoor penetrating stain.
 
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Be sure you completely coat all the wood, including the bottom of the legs.
 
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I'm sorry, but #2 pine will last maybe one year out in the weather!!!!

Why not use cedar or pressure treated pine: Either will last ten times longer. These can be treated with an oil base water repellant stain with uv protection. Spar urethane will be cracking/peeling in less than one year.

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