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    Author(s): J. M. Black; D. F. Laughnan; E. A. Mraz
    Date: 1979
    Source: (Research note FPL ; 046):7 p.
    Publication Series: Research Note (RN)
    Station: Forest Products Laboratory
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    A simple and durable exterior natural finish developed at the Forest Products Laboratory is described. The finish is classified as a semi-transparent oil-base penetrating stain that effectively retains much of the natural grain and texture of wood when exposed to the weather. The directions for preparation are included as are the recommendations for application to both smooth and rough wood surfaces.

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    Black, J. M.; Laughnan, D. F.; Mraz, E. A. 1979. Forest Products Laboratory natural finish. (Research note FPL ; 046):7 p.


    Durability, Finishes, Stains, Redwood, Western redcedar, Philippine mahogany, Siding, Color retention

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