Best (spray can) Finish for Something You Know Will Get Wet?

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Forum topic by jonah posted 06-16-2014 12:26 PM 710 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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06-16-2014 12:26 PM

I’m building a small home for my waterstones for when I sharpen, and obviously they are pretty much constantly dripping wet when being used.

My question is, given the thing is very small (about 8×12 inches, made of plywood with a few hardwood scraps as stops), what finish should I put on it? My normal go-to is Arm-R-Seal, but I really want something that’ll stand up to the inevitable water a bit better than Arm-R-Seal.

The best case scenario is that such a thing comes in a spray can, since the thing is so small and let’s face it, it’s shop furniture. What should I use? Spar varnish? Regular poly? Lacquer?

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#1 posted 06-16-2014 06:33 PM

Nobody’s got anything?

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#2 posted 06-16-2014 06:35 PM

Must recoat every year. More often if always wet.

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