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Forum topic by NevadaMax posted 04-21-2021 08:33 PM 194 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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04-21-2021 08:33 PM

Topic tags/keywords: whirligig paint oil refurbishing arts and crafts

This is not the best picture, but you will understand. This is a very old wooden whirligig of a wood chopper. I don’t know the types of wood used on its construction.

I want to refurbish it. I have lightly sanded it. I also can take most of it apart as it was built with screws. My question is this:

What sealers and paints should I use? I have acrylic paints that are holding up well on other outdoor projects. Can I use those?

I also have WATCO Danish oil, Butcher Block, and Teak oil. Which of these should I use?

Thank you in advance for your help and advice.


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#1 posted 04-21-2021 09:05 PM

Acrylic or latex house trim paint and primer would be the best. I would not use any of the clear finishes you mention. They just will not hold up to UV from the sun. I would use the house trim paint for all of the areas that look like they had clear or no paint on them. If you need to replace any of the wood, cedar, cypress, white oak, or even pressure treated would be good choices. Some of the imported woods like ipe would also work well. Teak, if you can find it and afford it, would also work well.

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