Can I use Capture or High Sierra on my interior or exterior tongue and groove ceiling?
Yes. Consider the following tips: 1) High Sierra is easier to apply on wood with a tighter grain and pores. It has a longer working time, which means fewer issues with lap marks. 2) Set up ladder planks or scaffolding so you can work across 3-5 boards at a time, which will help you avoid lap marks. 3) Apply a water-based sanding sealer to close the pores of the wood. This will provide the ideal surface for good color consistency as you’re applying the stain. 4) Apply the stain with a sprayer, if possible. If you must brush, work across 3-5 boards at a time, going the entire length of the boards or to a natural breakpoint in the board. 5) If the heat is on (interior applications), consider turning it off. The heat will build up at the ceiling, causing the product to dry faster, which could lead to more lap marks. 6) Follow with 2 or more coats of Symphony (interior) or 1 coat of Cascade (exterior), both of which dry harder than the stain and help repel dirt, dust, etc.