Using exterior stain coating indoors

Willemjm

Willem
Corporate Member
Doing very fancy floating shelves in Maple with sanding up to 320. Big job for a big builder, this being his own home he is building.

He specified an exterior Sherwin Williams stain, which is also the final coating, he used it on his front door.

The guy builds 55 houses a year, so I figured he knows what he is doing.

Not sure it is a good idea, never tried it before.

The product is Sherwin Willams Woodscapes exterior Polyurethane

Any insight?
 

Oka

Oka
Corporate Member
I have used exterior stains inside before. The only thing I do is let then sit longer to make sure they are totally dry before sticking inside a house. Or make sure the rooms have a fan that will run for a couple of days to make sure all the smell out-gasses away.
 

Willemjm

Willem
Corporate Member
The builder was very pleased with his expensive floating shelves, and a deck/siding finish.

But, remind me never to try that again. I can get the same look with a flat conversion varnish and Transtint in a fraction of the time this took.

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Bas

Recovering tool addict
Bas
Corporate Member
That came out great, very fancy shelves indeed!
 

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