On 26 Dec 2006 06:53:45 -0800, " email@example.com"
You cannot clear coat wood for outdoor use in any way that will hold
up fopr very long. The reason is that truly clear coatings do not have
any UV protection for themselves or for the wood underneath. The wood
will degrade from UV underneath the coating.
This product will work pretty well, but it is not clear. It has some
pigment in it.
Even coatings like this one need annual maintenance to stay nice
Nope, every varnish that is oil based will have some yellowing. Oil
finishes are nice but they too can darken the wood. With nothing, there will
be graying of the wood over time.
The best spar varnishes do have some UV inhibitors, but none are perfect.
There is nothing that is water clear that is suitable.
Just a small note here, and not to contradict you at all, but
polyurethane *is* varnish, just like spar varnish and other oil-based
varnishes. Just a different vehicle is all (polyurethane instead of
alkyds and other resins).
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