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Jim Finn

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#1 posted 06-17-2013 08:10 PM

Paint is very good for outdoor wood. I suggest that you get some exterior semi-gloss paint at Lowes or a paint store and do NOT have them add the color tint. Oil Based or Acrylic. This paint will then have all the qualities of outdoor paint without the color. It looks white when applied but turns clear before an hour of drying. This base for paint is rated by numbers and you need #4 or #5. I have used this for indoor projects but have read that it works well outdoors because it has ultra violet light blockers in it. Multi coat cedar . It soaks up any finish a lot on the first coat. If you are skeptical get a quart of this ($11) and try it. That is what I did.

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