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lnomm34
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Staining Bead Board Ceiling on Outdoor Kitchen
I’m working on building my outdoor kitchen. We’ve decided on a bead board ceiling. I’d like to stain it but want to ensure it’s done right.

I’ve got a ton of questions about this:

How durable is a stained ceiling in outdoor environment?
What’s the proper method for staining/finishing?
Do I need to put a top coat on after the stain?

I’ve seen some stained ceiling peeling/chipping and I really, really, really don’t want to deal with that. I can only imagine the headache of trying to sand and refinish a ceiling.

Any advice is greatly appreciated.


Aristo
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re: Staining Bead Board Ceiling on Outdoor Kitchen
Stain and then coat with waterlox or marine spar varnish.



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Test first, waterlox might be the color you want and a stain before might not be needed


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re: Staining Bead Board Ceiling on Outdoor Kitchen
Benjamin Moore arborcoat.


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If it's peeling and chipping it's not true stain. Stain is ansorbed into the wood and will not peel like paint. I have never used a topcoat on stain and it's still super durable. On a ceiling not exposed directly to the elements it will last for ages. Use a brush to apply and immediately follow with a rag to wipe off excess which will also expose the nice wood grain.


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re: Staining Bead Board Ceiling on Outdoor Kitchen
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If it's peeling and chipping it's not true stain. Stain is ansorbed into the wood and will not peel like paint. I have never used a topcoat on stain and it's still super durable. On a ceiling not exposed directly to the elements it will last for ages. Use a brush to apply and immediately follow with a rag to wipe off excess which will also expose the nice wood grain.


This and make sure you use a oil base stain. It would be best to stain the boards first before nailing them up.


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re: Staining Bead Board Ceiling on Outdoor Kitchen


Although I'd probably use a pre-stain conditioner first, then stain, and rag apply a follow up coat (eta: ...once installed).
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gumbo2176
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Use a brush to apply and immediately follow with a rag to wipe off excess which will also expose the nice wood grain.


If you use a brush to apply the stain, do so with the wood on saw horse prior to putting it up. Trying to brush on stain once the woods up will have it dripping all over the place.

Personally, I like to wipe on stain with an old T-shirt. Wipe it on with a piece dipped in the stain and wipe it off with a clean piece of the same old shirt to achieve the color you want. The longer stain stays on the wood, the darker it will be as it is absorbed---so test pieces first on the back side of the wood you are using for the ceiling.


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Aristo
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re: Staining Bead Board Ceiling on Outdoor Kitchen
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It would be best to stain the boards first before nailing them up.


This!


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Cracker
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re: Staining Bead Board Ceiling on Outdoor Kitchen
use a penetrating stain with hard wax oils no top coat needed pre stain before installing & toss the rags in your fire pit or lay them out on the grass to dry do not ball them up and throw them away it will spontaneously combust


lnomm34
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re: Staining Bead Board Ceiling on Outdoor Kitchen
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use a penetrating stain with hard wax oils


Makes sense.

I saw the recommendation above for Benjamin Moore Arborcoat. Any other specific product recommendations?


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you can prob buy this local it won't need a top coat or finish and you cant screw it up and its a good value plus it comes in plenty of colors


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