The exterior of the shop is finished and looks amazing! We are undecided about whether to seal or stain the rough pine. I like the natural look but also think it could be stunning in a dark, opaque stain. Will you help us decide? Here are a few options we are considering.
- keep it natural and simply use a matte clear coat
- stain option #1: Westcott Navy
- stain option #2: Ashland Slate
- stain option #3: Black
Rationale behind choosing a solid stain over a translucent one: the yellow of the pine adds a not so lovely greenish hue to a translucent stain, and because the wood has been installed in stages, some areas are much lighter in colour than others and would stain differently.
Once stained/sealed we are moving onto the interior shop completion! xo