Ask your finish retailer for a low-maintenance, clear, water-resistant exterior wood finish. Then wait ten minutes for them to stop laughing. You might as well be asking for rainbow-colored unicorn milk. The reason? Exterior finishes take a beating from the one-two punch of ultraviolet (UV) light and exposure to the weather
"Restores wood's moisture content and helps it stay flexible." "Stops cupping, cracking, curling, and warping." Judging by the labels on the cans of exterior-grade clear finishes at paint stores and home centers, the job of keeping wood looking good seems downright easy: Just brush one of these products on a mahogany..
Nov 11, 2015 . Choose the best exterior stain or paint for your deck, siding, furniture and fence to match the look you want with the protection the wood needs
Designed for exterior wood applications, General Finishes superior exterior earth friendly water-base wood coatings will protect your project from wind, sun, and rain. Our interior/exterior acrylic Milk Paints are suitable for indoor or outdoor furniture, crafts, cabinets, millwork, garage doors and decks and can be sprayed to..
Our Exterior Finish works especially well with hardwoods such as Black Locust, Epay and other dense woods which are longer lasting in tough outdoor conditions. Our Exterior Finish protects wood from the inside out with high quality oils and resin and he UVA added helps slow the natural greying process for exposed..
May 17, 2015 . We've already covered the restoration and finishing of exterior wood surfaces such as patios, terraces and porches in a previous article. After showing you how to give your exterior wood a fresh new look and briefly introducing a few exterior finishing products, it's now time to show you how to actually apply..
Designed for exterior wood applications, EXTERIOR 450 tintable varnish provides your wood with a tough, protective exterior wood finish that will withstand the rigors of the sun, rain, and wind. Ideal exterior "green" furniture finish, exterior door finish or exterior deck finish. Fortified with UV absorbers and built-in mildewcide..
The ravages of time and use of a piece of furniture can be limited by a durable top or finish coat. While the terms varnish, polyurethane, lacquer and shellac are commonly used to reference a final finish in general, these products are not the same, nor are they recommended to be used interchangeably
The only way to protect wood in the form of decking or siding is with sealers. Although chemical-based sealers offer longer protection from aging through scientific advances, they contain byproducts that can be harmful to the environment. Going green with natural wood finishes is the best option if you prefer to keep things..
Extra Protection for End-Grain. When finishing your outdoor furniture, place a plastic painter's tray or disposable pie pan under each foot to catch the excess finish as it runs down the leg. This will also give the open end grain a chance to soak up more product, preventing future damage
WOOD FINISHING: FINISHING EXTERIOR PLYWOOD. By. Forest Products Laboratory, Forest Service. U.S. Department of Agriculture. Nature of the Plywood. Plywood of Douglas-fir and southern pine for exterior use usually has a flat- grain surface with broad, dark-colored bands of summerwood. This kind of wood surface..
Transparent Finishes. Transparent finishes range from clear finishes, which allow wood to weather gray naturally, to slightly tinted finishes that provide a hint of color to accentuate the wood's natural appearance and grain. They're great for lower traffic areas that still need slight protection. CWF-UV ..