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#1 posted 09-08-2018 02:35 PM

You didn t mention what brand that was, I d be interested since I m one of the proponents that hasn t posted pictures of my success. ( I seem to remember an earlier post by you (?) about doing this test, maybe you mentioned the brand in that one). As for info from the tech departments mentioned above, well…I m skeptical of such replies. I haven t posted pics because I don t have any, not much to see when the finish works well and protects the wood.

- Fred Hargis

I may have mentioned the brand in my previous post. I don’t remember. But this was not a particularly scientific test as it only includes one brand and type of paint under one set of conditions. I hate to bash a single company on that basis. Have you had success with this application? If you don’t mind doing so, it might be useful if you could repeat your results hear or point to your posting.

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.

- ArtMann

That is (too) logical. ;>) And, I tend to agree. However, finding articles on the web touting success, I felt the need to prove it to my satisfaction. If it were to work (surprise!), it would not be the first time that something worked for a purpose for which it was not designed. I think it is worth doing a little experimenting.

The first article I found on the subject some time ago was by Steve Krull. The web site “can’t be found” now. But it was reprinted in FWW here.

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