We put 68 man-hours into finishing one side of this knotty pine which will be used in the photo below, outside. That works out to be about 17.6 feet per hour.
HOW WE DID IT
- The wood was sanded with a palm sander on saw horses using 80 grit first to remove mill marks which were fairly deep in many areas then 180 grit to finish.
- Stained with Sherwin Williams BAC wiping stain using wool applicators and racked for over night
- After dry, the boards were stacked face to face on the floor
- Sprayed sealer coat, left to dry over night
- Restacked boards on the floor face to face
- Sanded by hand and shop vac’d on saw horses and stacked back on the floor wrapped in plastic
- Sprayed clear with an airless using a 311 tip and racked
- 2.5 gal Sherwin Williams BAC Wiping Stain (quart formula above) click it
- 2 gal sealer reduced 16oz thinner to a gal
- 2 gal exterior clear reduced 8oz thinner to a gallon