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First Outdoor Piece

by swilly
posted 10-31-2016 02:06 PM

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#1 posted 10-31-2016 02:11 PM

Enjoy your chairs until it comes off.

-- if it is to be it is up to me

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#2 posted 10-31-2016 02:15 PM

x1 snipes. Enjoy them then when finish colors or lifts sand down and try another. Outdoor projects are extremely difficult to finish. The sun is hard on any finish you use.

-- Bruce, Boise, ID

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#3 posted 10-31-2016 03:17 PM

Thanks for the responses.

Luckily, I only put polycrylic on one chair before I thought better of it. What would your recommendation (product) be for the others at this point? And should I go ahead and scuff up the polycrylic and use this product over it on the one chair?

Thanks again!

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#4 posted 10-31-2016 03:49 PM

Spar varnish is usually go to finish for outdoor furniture. If you leave in coastal areas look at some boat supply places what they can suggest. Their stuff is more expensive but of very high quality.

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#5 posted 10-31-2016 07:38 PM

ANY film finish, including spar varnish will fail (fairly quickly) if exposed to outdoor environment. Penetrating oil finishes will last longer but will require regular maintenance but at least they don’t fail by peeling off the surface like varnishes.

Paint is one of the most durable finishes and protects the wood. And you can use any colors you like…

Good luck!

Be Careful!


-- Herb, Florida - Here's why I close most messages with "Be Careful!"

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#6 posted 10-31-2016 08:29 PM

personally I would not use a varnish at all. Either let it weather or siding type finish(sikkens for example).

-- if it is to be it is up to me

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