Author Topic: wood finish for windows  (Read 393 times)

affordablehousing

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wood finish for windows
« on: March 12, 2019, 06:32:50 PM »
Hi guys, I just finished putting in some new windows. They have VG fir on the interior and they come unfinished. Any recommendations on what to use? I usually use tung oil on furniture but figure I might want something a little more protective and was thinking a matte poly blend like General Finishes Armorseal? Anyone else get good results? I'm looking to just have the wood yellow a bit, not get stained something more drastic.

Greystache

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Re: wood finish for windows
« Reply #1 on: March 13, 2019, 08:57:07 AM »
I worked on a painting crew many years ago. Our standard treatment for interior wood windows was stain and 3 coats of poly.

Uturn

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Re: wood finish for windows
« Reply #2 on: March 13, 2019, 11:01:02 AM »
Arm-R-Seal is a wonderful product. I have used it on many furniture products for years.  It is an poly blend.  Any oil based product is going to yellow a bit. 

Cadman

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Re: wood finish for windows
« Reply #3 on: March 13, 2019, 11:07:47 AM »
I just went through this and found a couple coats of '1-step stain and poly in 1' worked the best on new pine casements. On one, I tried pre-stain, stain, and dedicated poly and didn't care for the results at all. Maybe on something like oak, but not pine.