We plan to go with a tongue and groove douglas fir porch floor, but have some questions on weatherproofing it. I have seen notes on treating it before installation, after installation, etc. Most instructions seem to point to painting it, however we want the look of real wood.
Painting Douglas Fir 1890's Front Porch: What Paint? It was back primed with an Oil Based paint, installed with wet Oil-Based paint applied to the T and G surfaces. Then the flooring was resanded a bit, cleaned and painted with an Oil-based Porch paint.
Douglas Fir Porch Flooring. Vertical Grain Douglas Fir porch flooring dates back to the oldest homes in our area. Widely used and accepted, this tongue and groove board domestic porch option provides homeowners and builders an economical choice when replacing defective porch boards.
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