Back priming freshly milled wood for rain-screen siding
Anyone here have experience working with ‘green’ (freshly milled and saturated) lumber and applying ‘finish’ to it? Doesn’t need to stay looking nice as it’d be backside of siding.
To be more specific: I am planning to install some fresh hemlock as board and batten siding. WRB needs to get covered and this wood is the best option right now. There will be a rain-screen gap of 1.5″.
My hope was to get some sort of ‘back prime’ but i’m not sure how possible (or helpful even?) that is with green lumber. The front would get the same treatment for hanging over winter. Warm weather next year would allow for a stain in front.
One possible formula for wet wood application I found was 50/50 BLO and Turp.
Zone 6A Maine.
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