|Forum topic by Dragonsrite||posted 11-20-2009 07:40 PM||2564 views||0 times favorited||3 replies|
11-20-2009 07:40 PM
Last fall the handles on my wheelbarrow were in pretty rough shape so I decided to replace them. I picked up some new ones from the local HW store.
The “finish” on these new pieces were less than stellar covering only about 90% with several runs … like they were mostly dipped and left hanging to dry. Cruising around the ‘net and this site it seemed like the “proper” finish was BLO (boiled linseed oil) for “outdoor tools”.
I sanded the handles down to bare wood and applied the oil as per the directions. Since this was late fall I applied the finish in the basement of the house. This is also where they spent the winter months.
‘Round about April I finally got around to reassembling the wheelbarrow. Now, today I actually looked at them and practically all the finish is gone.
Understand the wheelbarrow has, does and always will spend life outside (except last winter and apparently this winter).
I plan on sanding to wood again and applying a different finish.
What is the best finish for this application?
-- Dragonsrite, Minnesota