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 retards mold and mildew growth.
Wood finishing is one of the biggest bugaboos for many woodworkers. Though they remain undaunted by complex joinery or intricate and precise machining, scores of woodworkers still cringe at the thought of applying a finish to their work. "What's the best finish for my project?" is a question I often hear. Being able to
Good exterior finishes protect the wood from these harsh conditions, but will certainly fail unless they are renewed on a scheduled basis. Maintenance is a necessity for outdoor wood finishes. Choosing an Exterior Wood Finish. There are a variety of exterior wood finishes with different characteristics and properties.
So, the finish options are many for your cedar outdoor and indoor furniture, ranging from doing nothing, to various finish treatments to suit your needs and style. Finished properly, with high quality materials, your cedar furniture will give you decades of trouble-free service.
Preserve your wooden structures and furnishings for years to come with one of these 3 surefire methods for how to waterproof wood. ... If applying a stain-sealer to exterior wood, you???ll want to ...
Exterior Wood Finish Maintenance This long discussion starts with a question about maintaining the finish on a beautiful outdoor wood gate, and continues into a detailed examination of the difficult durability issues with exterior clear finishes.
Special Application Notes. For exterior applications, especially for films like latex paint that provide a moisture vapor barrier, you may want to consider finishing all surfaces of the wood, or at least back-priming with an o-b primer or a pigmented shellac primer.
I have recently seen a couple designs whereby the architect is spec'ing the use of LVL's in an exterior application. I have not ever used them in this manner. I have seen some supplier documentation that says this is "iffy" because although the glue/resins are suitable for exterior use the wood veneers may not hold up.
Exterior Wood in the South Selection, Applications, and Finishes Daniel L. Cassens Professor of Wood Products Department of Forestry and Natural Resources Purdue University West Lafayette, Indiana and William C. Feist Project Leader Wood Surface Chemistry and Protection USDA Forest Service Forest Products Laboratory Madison, Wisconsin
Long life for an exterior wood finish begins during construction. Building products, whether they be plywood, particleboard (waferboard and chip-board), hard board or solid lumber, should be protected on the building site. If possible, store them in a cool, dry place and out of the sunlight and weather. If stored outside, keep the material off the
There are three basic clear finishes for outdoor furniture: exterior oil, exterior varnish, and an epoxy sealer with an exterior varnish topcoat. Application ease and service life are the two major differences between these finishes. Of the three clear exterior finishes, exterior oil is by far the simplest finish to apply.
Pros: Made from exterior-grade resins and wood fibers, this siding material is strong enough to tolerate the most extreme weather conditions. It???s available in a nice variety of textures and styles, such as rough-sawn clapboard, beaded lap and wood shingles. It also usually comes primed and ready to paint or with existing factory finishes.