|Forum topic by JayG46||posted 11-09-2014 10:13 PM||1039 views||0 times favorited||6 replies|
11-09-2014 10:13 PM
I’m preparing a quote for a client for an outdoor bar and bar stools. The top will be granite and they would like the rest of the unit and the stools to be painted white. It will be in a mostly shady area but will receive a limited amount of direct sunlight.
Even though it will all be painted, I’m assuming it would still be wise to use a rot resistant wood such as cedar or cypress to ensure longevity. Is this correct in your experience? Are there issues with painting either of those types of wood?
As far as the paint is concerned, my research so far says that priming is definitely necessary and that oil based paints are going to be the most durable. My tentative plan right now is to use some big box products like Zinsser 1-2-3 and Rustoleum.
Has anyone else been down this road and figured out a good way to paint wooden furniture for outdoor use?
Thanks in advance for any insights you can provide.
-- Jay Gargiulo, Naples, FL www.swallowtailwoodcraft.com "Once you understand the way broadly, you can see it in all things."- Miyamoto Musashi