Re: staining board and batten
I have done a couple of homes and my own shop. The first time I foolishly thought I could do it with a brush. Took about 2 hrs to do the first 4 boards. Went and rented an airless sprayer ever since. The last was my own shop and we did both sides of rough pine boards for a 28 x 48 shop in a day. I sprayed while a helper back brushed the stain into the rough pine boards. If you don't back brush your stain will just sit on top of the rough pine. I rented a Graco airless and it costs about $90 a day.I would think with a siphon feed it certainly will work. I would think that you will still have to back brush and being a siphon feed it will be quite slow.I have always used Benjamin Moore solid color stain, it is a latex product. The first job I did was in 93 up on Hwy 50 and it looks as good today as when I first put it on. There are many ways to install it but a lot of people suggest you strap the wall to provide an airspace behind the boards to allow it to breath. Have never done it myself but undoubtlly a good idea.
Nice looking shop.
Last edited by Brian @ Muir; 06-10-2010 at 11:01 PM.
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