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Forum topic by Jeffery Mullen posted 622 days ago 702 views 0 times favorited 10 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Jeffery Mullen

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622 days ago

Plan on cutting a African blood wood board that I have and making some towel racks out of it for our shower towels to hang on after we shower and was wondering what would make the wood look good and keep the water out from the towel drying. What would I put on the wood to coat it or protect it. I want something clear so the wood can be seen. Thanks much Jeff M.


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Clint Searl

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#1 posted 622 days ago

Not a good idea to hang wet towels on wood, regardless of finish, expecting no reaction. If you’re gonna do it anyway, consider a wood that will hold up, like ipe, white oak, or cedar, without a finish.

-- Clint Searl.............We deserve what we tolerate

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johnstoneb

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#2 posted 622 days ago

Bloodwood would hold up well in that application. I would use a spar varnish or polyurethane several coats of either.

-- Bruce, Boise, ID

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bondogaposis

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#3 posted 622 days ago

I would use General Finishes, Outdoor Oil.

-- Bondo Gaposis

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DaveAns

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#4 posted 622 days ago

Hay guys,

I made a walnut storage unit for our own bathroom about 2 years ago, and finished it with a standard ac lacquer. Haven’t had any problems with it (as of yet!!!).

Hope this helps.

Dave.

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Grandpa

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#5 posted 622 days ago

definitely want to close all the pours or mold and mildew will grow. I didn’t check you location but if you have any humidity it will start growing mold. I would close it up with polyurethane. The more it costs the more poly (plastic) there will be in the finish so it will usually be harder and better.

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jap

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#6 posted 622 days ago

marine varnish?

-- Joel

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Jeffery Mullen

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#7 posted 620 days ago

Wow thanks guys I haven’t made my cuts for it yet but now I have a idea on what to buy for a finish to put on the towel racks and I will put 2-3 coats of it on. Thanks again.

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AlaskaGuy

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#8 posted 620 days ago

Waterlox

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AlaskaGuy

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#9 posted 620 days ago

If you’re thinking of spar or marine varnish read this.

http://www.hardwoodlumberandmore.com/Articles/ArticleViewPage/tabid/75/ArticleId/1/Marine-Varnish.aspx

-- Alaskan's for Global warming!

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RussellAP

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#10 posted 620 days ago

General Finishes Arm-R-Seal. Don’t mess with anything else.

-- A positive attitude will take you much further than positive thinking ever will.

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