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Forum topic by powderhound posted 07-03-2013 08:17 PM 619 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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07-03-2013 08:17 PM

Last year we had custom fir windows installed in our home and I promptly finished them with “Tried & True Original Wood Finish” because I had used this product on some of my fir projects in the past and absolutely love the results – colour, warmth and just the way the tone improves over time. The only issue I’ve had this time is the condensation in the winter which gives me cause for concern over the long term; I’m worried about possible discolouration along with mould or mildew. I’d like to get some feedback on which product might give me the protection I want without ruining the look of the T & T I already have on. Thank you one and all.

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#1 posted 07-03-2013 08:47 PM

Hound, I did mine with Danish Oil first then three coats of wipe on poly. That was three or four years ago. I’m just now doing single coat touch up; wipe down with an abrasive pad similar to a scotch bright but less abrasive and another coat of wipe on poly. As far as the mold/mildew there is no way around this, particularly in areas with winter. All we do is regularly wipe them down when the moisture builds up. BTW we have Pella and the warranty calls for periodic finishing since we did not want a factory finish. THe windows still look new. Hope this helps.

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