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    Re Decks

    Hi All

    Anyone used this product before?

    http://www.swingpaints.com/1555.htm

    I see they have a marine version and i also picked up a sample to test from a recent ww show.

    I wanted to put it on the railings of my deck now that i have removed them, planned them and re stained them. Wood is cedar.

    Wanted to give the top of the railing a sealing over and above the stain to help with cracking and prevent splinters.

    Am i being crazy?

    Thanks
    cheers

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    any film finish you put outdoors or even exposed to direct sunlight will fail...it`s only a matter of time.
    with proper maintenance any ol` marine varnish will perform as advertised..(key words "as advertised")
    in otherwords ya` gotta keep after it, sanding, scraping and recoating as needed..
    an oil finish is much more forgiving.
    [SIZE="1"] associated with several importers and manufacturers.[/SIZE]

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    Epoxy is particularly susceptible to UV degredation. If it were me, i'd avoid it for this application
    Paul Hubbman

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    Thanks guys. I will follow your advice.

    I will do an experiment and take a small unsused piece of cedar and coat it and place it on the deck out of the way and follow its progress for a year. See how this stuff bears up to the elements. I see that this particular company says they have a UV version for outdoor use.
    cheers

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    Only one way I have found to work well on new or raw wood and last;
    Apply 3 coats of Thomsons water seal, follow directions. after the finial coat you need to wait 36 hours for the finial cure. Then if your painting apply 2 coats of primer and then finish,
    Before I was a finisher I painted houses for 15 years. I experimented with allot of products. Thomsons has proven to work as a good sealer coat between paint and wood.

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    Lightbulb

    Rob you may want to have a look at this article from Fine Woodworking ->

    The Ultimate Outdoor Finish

    The article talks about using a product called MultiWoodPrime

    Good luck
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    Cheers! - Jim

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