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what do you all recommend for staining pecky cypress?
I've used Pecky Cypress quite a bit on walls and doors, and it doesn't stain up very easily. Personally I like the look as is. If you have to stain it, I would use an oil base stain, and use rags to wipe on, and use a brush.

To topcoat, I would use a waterbase polyurethane, sprayed on.




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I've used Pecky Cypress quite a bit on walls and doors, and it doesn't stain up very easily. Personally I like the look as is. If you have to stain it, I would use an oil base stain, and use rags to wipe on, and use a brush.

To topcoat, I would use a waterbase polyurethane, sprayed on.








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+1 on Cabman. IMO, Pecky Cypress is beautiful left as is. My friend made a kitchen bar out of it and did it natural, tung oil based I think, with a top coats of poly and it is simply beautiful. In fact where I work there is a wall of pecky (tounge and groove 12" slabs) that they PAINTED white!! If they ever remodel I am going to offer to take it off their hands to use the back side. Every day as I walk by I imagine what it could look like natural. Just my .02, its your build do it how you want to. I would stay as natural as you can keep it.

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I am thinking about tung oil after doing research and seeing photos. Whitewash looks good as does limewash.



I've used Pecky Cypress quite a bit on walls and doors, and it doesn't stain up very easily. Personally I like the look as is. If you have to stain it, I would use an oil base stain, and use rags to wipe on, and use a brush.

To topcoat, I would use a waterbase polyurethane, sprayed on.



Tung oil or lime wash looks good in photos I've researched
 

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I made an outdoor sign from oak and pecky cypress. I used gunstock stain on both, along with about 4 to 5 coats of exterior poly.:thumbsup:
 
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