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Forum topic by mtappe posted 03-28-2012 09:48 PM 5270 views 0 times favorited 8 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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mtappe

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03-28-2012 09:48 PM

im looking to seal my cedar grill cart and need to know what everyone suggests to use to seal said wood?
Do i use a teak oil or a danish oil? I know a polyurathaine will yellow in the uv rays so what should i use?

Thaks Marty


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#1 posted 03-28-2012 10:39 PM

hemp shield, hemp oil works great on cedar

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#2 posted 03-28-2012 10:53 PM

Cedar has tannic acid that protects it from weather and insects ect. If it’s being used outside oils are short lived and have to be renewed frequently. If you want to add a heavy duty finish check out Spar varnish.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#3 posted 03-29-2012 01:35 AM

In my experience hemp oil will last better than spar varnish, i have used both

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#4 posted 03-29-2012 02:00 AM

mesquite22
I can’t debate it because I have never used hemp oil ,I’ll certainly take your word about that.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#5 posted 03-29-2012 02:55 AM

Try Cetol finish.

Good luck.

-- Rick Gustafson - Lost Creek Ranch - Colorado County, Texas

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#6 posted 03-29-2012 04:22 AM

I use General finish outdoor oil.Haven’t had any problems yet.

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#7 posted 03-29-2012 06:22 AM

polyurathaine will yellow in the uv rays

No matter what you use it will grey unless the product has UV inhibitors and they make UV polyurethane.

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#8 posted 03-29-2012 12:13 PM

Sikkens Cetol Log and Siding.

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