I have a fine woodworking article may june 2009 that tried various finishes and recommends smith co penetrating epoxy sealer followed by epiphanes varnish. You need for a big day of exploring the outdoors in a coleman comfortsmart cot.
The finish held up well as there were no signs of finish deterioration and no signs of flaking or chipping.
Cpes epoxy epifanes varnish fine woodworking blog. This is a very protective film finish that should last a good long time. Craft back the red mountain compound w my coleman lantern. Or just use the varnish.
Totalboat gleam marine spar varnish. From there i added several coats of epifanes varnish all clear gloss except matte for the last two coats. Samples showed only the slightest change in color.
Clear penetrating epoxy sealer two coats. Woodworking plans if the supply voltage to your home is too great bulbs will generally burn brighter and. Because the round cedar picnic table project was going to sit outdoors in hot kentucky summers and brutally cold winters i wanted the cedar to have all the protection i could provide.
I started with cpes. A few years ago fine woodworking magazine did extensive testing of clear outdoor finishes. A pre coat of cpes clear penetrating epoxy sealer followed by as many coats as you want of epifanes.
Used together in this test the combination of smith co. I would probably go for what i like to call the bulletproof finish. Royturning posted in general discussion on september 4 2019 08 10pm so i m about ready to put a finish on a new white oak storm door and i m wondering if it s a good idea to put a 1 1 coat of seal coat denatured alcohol on before the stain goes down.
In all liklihood though this finish will yellow a bit with time since the product is oil based. Penetrating epoxy sealer and epifanes marine varnish received a rating of very good. This formula is a certified marine grade varnish with uv inhibitors phenolic resins as well as tung oil.
After that your finish should be relatively flexible to accomodate the shrink swell cycles from humidity and heat cold. Seal coat under epifanes varnish for exterior door. This is what i have been doing for a finish on wood slab tabls one coat of varathane oil wiped on then 3 to 4 coats of varathane varnish with a foam brush the results have either been really good or basically strip down and start over runs dust so i m very interested in this wipe in varnish should i still go with the one coat of straight oil first then thin down the varnish or go.
Either way you use a lot of coats. It is arguably the best varnish for wood that you can shop for especially if you are a sailor. Alternatives to coleman fuel for operating your camping lanterns stoves and.