I have a recently constructed ironwood deck (with redwood rails) and
some redwood fencing that I'd like to put a sealer on before winter
hits. I live in Northern California and end up seeing a fair amount
of rain during the year (by California standards of course).
I searched through the archive of this newsgroup looking for sealer
recommendations. Penofin keeps popping up (although somebody else
mentioned Cabots, and CFM-UV(sp?). Just curious if anybody has
recently used either, and if so, what is your opinion of the product?
Primarily, I'm looking to prevent sun and water damage – I would
prefer to go with something transparent, and also something that
doesn't maintain a strong smell for an extended amount of time (one
user said the Marine Oil brand of Penofin maintained a very strong
smell for several weeks).
I did find a recent 52 message Penofin thread where I received some
helpful information on how to use search engines, and warnings that I
would be severely flogged should I commit an etiquette breach by top
posting, but I didn't see a resounding, "Yeah, Penofin is great!," or
"no way, don't use it!" (Please feel free to be a bit more verbose
with your reply). The ironwood web sites I visited did not recommend
a particular sealer.
Thanks in advance,