|Forum topic by harum||posted 06-11-2014 02:19 AM||1183 views||0 times favorited||7 replies|
06-11-2014 02:19 AM
Hello, I’m in search of a recipe for a wax-oil mixture that would protect end grain in my backyard furniture projects from sucking in moisture when in contact with wet ground/cement. I’m aware of commercial penetrating epoxies for end grain, but not convinced, after reading info available online, that they are any better in repelling moisture than (a) regular epoxy diluted with 95 and higher % alcohol, or even (b) a mixture of oil and wax. Besides, a 3 oz. kit of penetrating epoxy from a boat supply store is around $20, which is too much for something that, according to some sources, can’t outdo—as a moisture repellent—a home made mix.
I want to protect the end grains of several planters, a table and benches that will sit most of the time on cement. If not a wax mixture, can a fiberglass cloth be epoxied to the end grain to create a moisture-tight barrier?
Would greatly appreciate a reference or any other comment. Thanks and best wishes, h.
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