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    Default Stain, paint or carbolinuem for wood?

    We're putting up a used Castlebrook barn, re-using some of the wood and also new wood where boards had to be replaced. I'm wanting to preserve it with a stain or ?? and am concerned about making the old and new wood match (as closely as possible). Castlebrook suggested regular wood stain from Home Depot, and warned against a varnish of any kind. Knowing my mouthy guy, I'm concerned about him scraping the wood. What experiences do you have with carbolinuem? Does it work or is there something better? Any ideas or suggestions greatly appreciated. TIA
    Last edited by thatsnotme; Mar. 11, 2010 at 09:33 AM.
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    I don't know anything about carbolinuem so can't offer any help there.

    We use latex stain on our barn and fences. We have 5-board oak fencing and the fence company that installed it told us to only use latex stain on it (never use paint and never use oil based stain). We did the barn with latex stain also and have been very happy with the results on both the barn and the fencing. On a side note, I love the latex stain for a number of reasons - it's easy to apply, easy soap & water clean up, and it's not toxic to my wood chewers .



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