|Forum topic by JUNECLEAVER||posted 08-15-2013 04:12 PM||953 views||1 time favorited||8 replies|
08-15-2013 04:12 PM
Hello my LJ friends!
Once again, I turn to you in time of need and hope you can offer your wisdom and advice.
Here’s the situation: My husband is building a set of Adirondack chairs for the yard; he is furiously researching the best finishing option for maintaining the beautiful western cedar color and grain.
Now, one possibility is to use a good marine-grade spar varnish such as Epifanes or Pettit Captains Varnish. Another is to try a quality oil stain/sealer such as Penofin Red. Unfortunately, there seems to be so much conflicting information as which to apply, he is in quite a finishing quandry. On a previous project, he used CWF-UV, but was extremely disappointed with the condition of the exposed surfaces after less than one season.
So, right now, any thought of me relaxing in my custom made chair is on hold, because my husband will not go any further without some serious advice. Any suggestions for a preferred product?
Trust me, I eagerly await your responses! Thanks SO much!
-- Uptown Girl, Long Island, New York