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11-22-2019 07:48 PM

This topic shows the restoration of my teak Hampton Bay Barnsdake teak patio set.

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#1 posted 11-22-2019 09:15 PM

good job on cleaning and renewing the table set.
have you ever done any research into MinWax Spar Urethane ?
it is not the most recommended finish for any outdoor projects.
even on a patio under cover with indirect sun has had issues
with the finish peeling off in a year or two. especially on oily teak.
wishing you all the best !! you sure put a lot of work into it.



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#2 posted 11-22-2019 11:23 PM

Thanks for the feedback.

This furniture had been near salt water since new. It will now reside inland, but still in southern Florida, so high temperatures, LOTS of sunlight and plenty of rain (depending upon the season).

There were no long term reviews I discovered on the water-based Minwax Pro Series Spar Urethane I used on this teak furniture set.

The manufacturer’s description appears appropriate for the application. “Minwax Pro Series Spar Urethane is a professional, water-based, crystal clear protective finish that forms a protective barrier against rain, moisture and sunlight.” “Ideal for use on doors, windows, trim, bathroom cabinets, bar tops, kitchen countertops, outdoor furniture.”

There were reviews for the oil-based Minwax HelmsmanĀ® Spar Urethane .

Also, no reviews were located for the water-based Minwax Water Based Helmsman Spar Urethane .

Topics I discovered on varnishing marine teak (not w/ this specific product) all stated that periodic sanding and varnishing is required to maintain the finish.

My plan is to lightly sand and coat w/ this same product when required. The top assembly is not going to be disassembled again for those treatments.

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