LumberJocks

Reply by ArtMann

  • Advertise with us

Posted on Untinted Paint Test

View ArtMann's profile

ArtMann

1483 posts in 1735 days


#1 posted 09-08-2018 01:01 PM

Several years ago, I bought Minwax Spar Varnish to finish a pair of cypress Adirondack chairs I built. After six months, the finish looked very much like the pictures in the original post. Within a year, the coating was flaking off in large areas. These chairs were on a shady North facing front porch and were sheltered from all but the strongest blowing rain storms. I’m posting this to warn people that cheap spar varnish will quite likely disappoint.

I have serous doubts that any brand of untinted house paint will provide a satisfactory clear coat for years in the weather. If such a material worked well, paint companies would market it for that purpose.


DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com