I just picked up the gorgeous custom Spanish Cedar entry door for our
under-construction new home. I'm about to start working on finishing
the door now. The fellow at the mill that made the door suggested
spar varnish, but I thought I'd check with the experts here to see if
that's the best product to use. This is an 8' by 3' door, with a
glass insert. It sits under an 8' deep porch, so it's not directly
exposed to the elements. The door doesn't need stain; we like the
natural color of the Spanish Cedar. Is spar urethane the way to go?
Works for me. My back door is 26 years old and still looks pretty good, as
is a few pieces of outdoor furniture a few years old. Spar varnish has some
UV protection, plus it is more flexible with the weather changes.
On 20 Sep 2004 07:56:55 -0700, email@example.com (Profsuzy)
Spar might be too soft &, IME, other urethanes tend to flake off.
Sikkens Cetol 1 & Cetol TGL is my suggestion. I have used it
successfully on red cedar windows, and many boaters swear by it. I
settled on Cetol after considerable research on getting a clear, UV
Or you might try the new Cetol Door & Window product.
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