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Forum topic by Insagent posted 07-07-2012 02:12 AM 949 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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07-07-2012 02:12 AM

I have ask this before but…
What is the best fisnish to use on an outdoor table? I have a sprayer but would prefer not to use it for various reasons. One reason is because I always have runs and the table is 21 feet long. Is there a finish that could be brushed on? I think I should use a spar varnish or some kind of a marine varnish. Maybe there is a type I could spray on that is idiot proof!

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#1 posted 07-07-2012 02:59 AM

Helmsman finish by minwax is good from what I have heard and it can indeed be brushed

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#2 posted 07-07-2012 04:20 PM

What’s the table made of?

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#3 posted 07-07-2012 05:16 PM

Any finish will last about 2-3 years before needing a “tune-up”. Spar varnish is more flexable, so that may be the way to go. Are ya planning to finish all sides? I would.
Oh! 21 feet? That ain’t a table, that’s a bowling alley.


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#4 posted 07-07-2012 06:01 PM

Spar varnish, but if you want to avoid refinishing it 3 times
a decade, make a good cover for it to block the sun when
it isn’t being used.

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#5 posted 07-07-2012 06:03 PM

For me the best is a good oil stain if your wood is dry. you can add a compatible finish when the oil is dry. good luck keep smiling John

-- retired and smiling

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