Seem to recall reading that spar varnish isn't recommended for use on
boat seats as it will be too soft and might soil clothing. Am I
recalling bum/invalid info? Using white oak for garden becnch
seat/back and first thought was spar varnish but wnat to be sure of
Yes you are. As a long oil varnish spar varnish cures "soft" only in
comparison to a short oil varnish ones that don't say spar of marine on the
label. The higher oil to resins ratio allows the spar varnish flex and
better accommodate the movement of wood in an outdoor environment..
I have a bench with Minwax spar urethane. Holding up well after a year. I
have two oak rockers with . the same stuff for about 5 years. I'll do a
little touch up in a couple of weeks on the rocker portion.
Just finished a chaise lounge with Cetol Marine. It looks like it will be a
durable finish, but I did not care for the application. It is darker color
(Marine Light is available), prone to runs and take a long time to cure.
Did I mention that it is $32US a quart!!!!? If it last a long time it may
be worth the extra cost. I'll let you know in five or ten years.
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