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jtmek

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1150 days ago

Hi Guys, I need some advice on what clear finish to use on some outdoor furniture I have. The wood is Cypress, and in the past I have sprayed a tounge oil on it. Recently I pressure washed it and sanded it down to bare. It is my Patio furniture and will remain out in the elements here in Southern Alabama. What do you think would be the best finish to spray on?

Thanks JTMEK

-- a good woodworker can fix his mistakes, agreat w/w can fix them before anybody see's them


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Steven H

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#1 posted 1150 days ago

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#2 posted 1150 days ago

I use Cabots Australian Timber Oil. It is formulated for the Australian outback so it should. I use it on custom cedar signs I make. It can be sprayed, brushed or rolled. Can be found at Lowes.

-- Don, Diamond Lake Custom Woodworks - http://www.dlwoodworks.com - "If you make something idiot proof, all they do is make a better idiot"

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Bernie

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#3 posted 1150 days ago

Another option is Min-Wax Helsman or something like that. It’s made for outdoor furniture and I’ve had good luck with it… but I always give it 3 coats.

-- Bernie: It never gets hot or cold in New Hampshire, just seasonal!

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#4 posted 1150 days ago

Forget the Minwax helsman, use real marine varnishes.
Basically its polyurethane with UV inhibitor.

-- shdesign3.com

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#5 posted 1150 days ago

Thanks for the info.
jtmek

-- a good woodworker can fix his mistakes, agreat w/w can fix them before anybody see's them

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