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Forum topic by TaybulSawz posted 11-23-2013 02:35 AM 864 views 1 time favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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11-23-2013 02:35 AM

I recently restored a vintage fiberglass boat. During the course of this project, I was mentored by a lot of experts concerning wood coating and preservation. I’ve applied this knowledge to my woodworking especially in making and painting my adirondack furniture. I use Rustoleums Oil Based paint and Primer on Southern Yellow pine or Douglas Fir. But…I add Acrylic Enamel Hardener to the Paint. This really gives the paint a High gloss and it makes the final finish incredibly hard and durable. It takes 2oz of hardener per qt of paint and you must use ALL of the paint within 8 hours of mixing it. I’ve had chairs in the elements for over 2 years now and the paint looks as good as the day it was applied. This is amazing stuff. I get the hardener at Tractor Supply. they also make their own Acylic Enamel paint (Majic) and it’s about the same as Rustoleum. Basically the same price too! I spray with a HVLP spray set up and the paint flows really well.

-- Still got all my Fingers!!!

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#1 posted 11-23-2013 03:57 AM

Great tip, thanks!

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#2 posted 11-23-2013 10:17 PM

davedadbz,I’m not sure if you are aware of the fact that almost all members here dislike TED’s woodworking,it’s a scam,you already posted a link to it on three different threads,considering your total # of posts in 11 hours is only six,let me ask you something point blank:are you a spammer?

-- Ken from Ontario, Canada

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