|Forum topic by THinFC||posted 04-04-2016 04:09 PM||344 views||0 times favorited||2 replies|
04-04-2016 04:09 PM
I have an outdoor picnic table that my mother, who has now passed, had lovingly hand-painted daisies on the top, most likely with an enamel of some sort. Daisies were her favorite flower, so after she passed, this table was instantly transformed into a family heirloom. I want to protect it with everything I can, for as long as I can.
I would like some guidance in choosing a really tough outdoor coating that won’t wreck the hand painting, but will cure and protect the wood really well. Spar urethane? Oil based or water based? Other solutions that won’t upset the hand painting or hide it?
More food for thought…when the finish is cured, I have a piece of thick tempered glass that will be placed over the tabletop to protect it from being marred. Then I’m going to take a further step and make a removable opaque cover for the table to keep out UV when we’re not using it. Our deck gets a lot of sun, so I have to protect it somehow.
Any ideas from all you experienced folk?
Thanks and kind regards!