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Fred Hargis

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#1 posted 12-15-2018 11:56 AM

Any urethane finish is going to not work very well. Urethanes just don’t do well in high UV conditions, which is why the best marine spar varnishes have a different resin in them. Also, anything oil based may give you an unwanted shift in color since they will have an amber cast to them. So I’m not sure what to recommend, since I think anything you do won’t work all that well. But I had to do something, I’d probably paint over it wit an oil based exterior paint that hasn’t been tinted. This will have the appearance of an oil based varnish (the amber cast part) but it will also be an exterior finish with UV protection built in. But the best solution given the circumstances may be to keep the chair in a protected area, under a roof.

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