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    cypress beadboard ceiling

    ok, i put cypress beadboard on the ceilings under my porches on the new house. I need to finish it with a clear coat. my painter wants more than i want to pay, mostly because he wants to put a high grade exterior varnish on it which costs alot. i was just gonna spray it with poly, it isn't directly affected by sunlight, and it won't see any direct moisture except dew and any airborne moisture.

    anyone have any idea whether ploy is good enough?

    thanks

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    Chris,

    I'm no expert, but I'm thinking you could use something like Minwax Helmsman Spar Urethane on your ceiling. There may be similar or better products that can be sprayed.
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    bill i was thinking along those lines too. just trying not to have to buy something that costs 60 bucks a gallon.

    thanks

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    i`d avoid putting a film finish outdoors.......think what a bugger it`ll be down the road trying to scrape the flakes outta the beads
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    tod, what you thinkin? like a waterproofer similiar to thompson's or something?

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    The ceiling on my porches seem to take the worst beating of anything on the house. They get dirty and stay dirty. Mine are aluminum so even mold won't really hurt them but they are disgusting looking. I try to pressure wash every two years but the gunk still sticks. I think wood would need good protection. My guess is that because they are 'protected' moisture stays and rain doesn't reach to wash off. I would post a picture but it might violate forum obscenity prohibition.

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    thanks frank, good info

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris Mire View Post
    tod, what you thinkin? like a waterproofer similiar to thompson's or something?
    chris talk to sherwin or your local paint store and ask about an anti fungis type penetrating oil finish.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris Mire View Post
    thanks frank, good info
    Chris, I'm going to make a guess, about 33% educated, that you will be wise to use a synthetic finish such as poly rather than an organic like shellac, varnish, etc. Mold might just think those are delicious entrees.
    You are using cypress, a very resistant wood to elements and buggies. Why finish at all?
    Leave bare, let turn gray naturally. Bet it outlives you by a bunch. A thought, FWIW.

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    a really good reason frank...because i'd be sleeping out under that porch. i love the natural gray look of the weathered cypress. the wife however does not. i could go either way really, so i'll go her way and keep the peace.

    thanks for the suggestion though

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