Finishing Window Sills

Old 07-16-01, 11:53 AM
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What would be the best type of finish for Window sills in the bathroom?

The house is 100 years old and I have removed all old paint and varnish. Now I'm ready to sand the small amount left on the wood off and refinish. The wood is pine. Also the previous owners had the windows replaced without disturbing the majority of the wood on the sills but there are a couple of small pieces of new trim. If I condition both the old and the new before staining is it a reasonable bet that they will come out close to the same color?

Old 07-18-01, 04:01 PM
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Last question first - you can't tell about the color match in the stain until you try it. Conditioning won't hurt. I'd try a gel type stain, as it al;lows greater control over the intensity of the color. This is in case you have to stain one part more heavily than another.

The finish I wold use in a bathroom environment is polyurethane. It comes in a wide range of sheens and is impervious to water (and/or humidity) once it has cured.

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