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11.07.2015, admin  
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I’ve never before had to worry about protecting wood outdoor furniture so I did a little Googling and found a thread where folks were saying really good stuff about McCloskey Marine Spar Varnish. When you apply the varnish, it feels somewhat dry after 6 hours but you have to wait 24 hours to apply a second coat. After a light sanding and a good wipe down to remove any sanding dust, it was time to apply the second coat of varnish. I need not have worried because the potting table didn’t require near as much varnish for the second coat.
I’ll check it tomorrow evening (after 24 hours have passed) to see if it needs a third coat of varnish.
Hi Susan, I love how the varnish added some depth of color to the wood grain and protects your table too!
Hi Mary, on your door the varnish will work okay if the existing paint is oil based, if it is water based the varnish will actually lift and peel it. The good news is that refurbishing pieces with old varnish is really easy – especially if your surface is flat like a table.


Sixth came another coat of varnish, and another sanding job, and another varnish, and another… since I was working with a tabletop, it made sense to be generous with a thick layer of varnish. This post is perfect for me to read right now because our table’s varnish is completely worn off in spots and we always have to keep them covered, like you said. Varnish protects and beautifies wood grain furniture, but it's difficult to apply without getting streaks or drip marks. In addition to a natural bristle brush, you'll need a sandpaper block with up to three grits of sandpaper (from 100 to 220), shop vacuum, lint-free cloths and your polyurethane varnish. That reminded me of a YouTube video I had seen a week or so before where the guy in the video had just finished building a potting bench from pallet wood and he used spar varnish to protect it, also.
After removing the dragonfly hooks, I applied the first coat of varnish to the cedar table just a couple of hours before nightfall.
Before applying the varnish, I lightly sanded the table because the first coat of varnish had raised the grain a little all over the table. We chose a natural varnish, so if anyone wants to lick our table, I guess it would be okay.


So with those recommendations, I decided to go with a marine grade spar varnish and purchased the one that had been touted as being great in the thread. Use on interior and exterior wood surfaces to protect and beautify for years to come!” Sure hope that all holds true!
I have an old door on my potting shed on the back that was a salvage piece that had some water damage and will ultimately have to be replaced but maybe the varnish will help it last a little longer. You'll to sand your wood surface with multiple passes of coarse to fine grit sandpaper and then remove all dust with a vacuum and cloth.
The whole house has been done in pine wood and I have been busy redoing the walls and ceilings, so you can imagine I have been sanding my but off.. I also have many wonderful old pieces of furniture that I wish to tackle this summer, so thanks for the tips.



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