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Forum topic by Frankie Talarico Jr. posted 11-05-2011 08:39 PM 1533 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Frankie Talarico Jr.

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11-05-2011 08:39 PM

Topic tags/keywords: african mahogany finish exterior question finishing modern traditional

I gotta do some work building exterior beams and rafters made of this African Mahogany. I was wondering which way to go. I want something impervious to the elements ( well uphold well ) along with UV protection. I am looking for an easy to apply product, without sacrificing quality. If I had to choose, it would be quality over ease of use….. Either way I’d like some ideas from my friends here on LJ’s maybe ideas from both ends of the spectrum.

Is this a job for spar varnish? Am I going to run into oily wood problems like teak? I never worked this wood in particular, but I have used other varieties ( south American Mahogany, Red Mahogany, and White) Do these represent the same features of African? Just any input would be great.

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#1 posted 11-05-2011 08:57 PM

I think you might want to check out waterlox

Maybe even the marine finishes

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#2 posted 11-08-2011 10:08 AM

Yes you can use spar varnish. The other good option is the PU outdoor.

No there will be no oil in the mahogany wood.

Thanks

Good luck

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#3 posted 11-08-2011 01:16 PM

what is the PU outdoor. I bet it’s something I already know about….. But I cant think this early, I have more details on the job now. These will be supporting rafters underneath a clear canopy outdoors. The only moisture that will have access is the fog type, or mist comming up from the rain. It is in fact exposed to the UV rays. Is this PU stuff sprayable? We currently use M.L. Cambell fr our finishes. They say there is some conversion varnish I can use. I think I worked with it before on another job years ago, But I don’t remember the name. The water lox seems good but the aplicatioon process would be rather slow for a pro shop…. I do have time on my side for now. Thank you guys for the input.

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#4 posted 11-08-2011 01:18 PM

So I’m thinking, because it finally clicked. Is PU Polyurethane? Is there a certain brand I should look into?

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