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Posted on Will this work outdoors DF?

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#1 posted 04-14-2012 07:53 AM


While doug fir is strong and moderately hard, it is not durable outside. It is not reccomended for use where conditions promote decay. If you do use it, consider a good untinted exterior base. It’s just outdoor base paint with no tint. It’s about the best kept secret in finishing. It’s loaded with UV inhibitors, compounded to live outdoors and protects whatever it’s applied to. It looks milky but dries perfectly clear. Use at leasr 3 coats. Six would be better, and this is one time when spending more gets you more.


-- Steve in KY. 44 years so far with my lovely bride. Think I'll keep her.

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