All the items listed on this web store are unfinished.
Wood member is treated with oil based semi-transparent wood preservative and ready to finish to your liking.
*Caulk into joints is strongly recommended prior to any finish preparation work such as sanding and primer.
For a clear, natural finish, we recommend:
Pro: Economical, easy to apply and re-apply, no maintenance
Con: Should be re-applied within 2-4 years to maintain aesthetics, all
For a natural finish with added color, we recommend:
Pro: Cost-efficient, easy to apply and re-apply, low maintenance
Con: Should be re-applied within 3-5 years to maintain aesthetics, some irregularities exposed
2 coats highly recommended
Pro: Custom colors, highly-durable, easy re-application, low maintenance and a uniform, solid-color finish with low sheen, 5-10 year life
Con: Little or no glossy finish, finish not as smooth as paint
For a painted, solid finish, we recommend:
Pro: Good to excellent finish with high sheen, smooth surface with excellent coverage, 5-10 year life
Con: Higher maintenance over time with more work involving re-painting, average to high cost.
Oil-based Exterior Paint
Pro: Best and smoothest finish, high sheen and gloss, very durable, 6-10+ year life
Con: Higher maintenance over time with more work involving re-painting, highest cost, clean-up with specific, oil-based paint solutions