|Forum topic by mcg1990||posted 07-23-2015 08:48 PM||632 views||0 times favorited||2 replies|
07-23-2015 08:48 PM
I’m looking to finish an exterior piece of furniture made of Western Red Cedar. I know I know, me and a million other posters, but I have done a forum search and can’t find an answer to my specific query, so please forgive and/or indulge me.
I’m looking to deepen and significantly extend it’s natural tone. My instinct tells me a pure oil should solve the ‘deepening’ aspect, and Exterior 450 – with its UV blockers and non-film forming finish – should handle the longevity issue. It should also seal off the pores to create a surface that dries faster after rain, and is easier to wipe off mud etc. Am I correct so far?
Of course, greying is inevitable in the long run. Will an application of GF450 close off any avenues of rejuvenation (aside from a deep sanding) in the future? I’m aware that, with oil, a light sanding and additional coat can maintain a somewhat like-new appearance.
Can I expect any conflicts between the finishes? If my thinking has been sound so far, how long must I wait between the oil application, and GF450?