|Forum topic by ChicagoHiker||posted 12-02-2015 05:46 PM||345 views||0 times favorited||1 reply|
12-02-2015 05:46 PM
In July I completed three pieces for my cousin’s balcony. These were my first outdoor pieces. I used white oak because I read it was especially weather resistant. I finished using Minwax Natural (clear) stain and Minwax Helmsman Spar Urethane. In less than two months the wood was discolored – or in some spots black (with mold, perhaps?) The stain never flaked or pealed. It just looks like the wood was completely unstained.
As far as I can tell, I followed the instructions correctly.
My two questions are:
1) What did I do wrong?
2) How do I correct this?
The good news is she doesn’t need the furniture back until spring, so I have plenty of time to work on this!
My thanks to the community for your help!
-- Paul Segedin, Chicago, IL http://urbanprairiedesign.com/