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Oct 25th, 2005 at 1:51am
 
What would be the best finish for a gazebo finial to protect it from the weather?  Any comments appreciated.
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Re: Gazebo Finial Finish
Reply #1 - Oct 25th, 2005 at 5:34am
 
I've never used it, but there's a product called marine spar varnish that is supposed to be very durable.
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Reply #2 - Oct 25th, 2005 at 12:39pm
 
Rick's right on! 1 coat of sealer, 0000 steel wool, marine varnish, 0000 steel wool, and one more coat of varnish.
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Reply #3 - Oct 25th, 2005 at 5:51pm
 
Thanks alot guys!  I'll take care of it tomorrow then.
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Reply #4 - Oct 26th, 2005 at 1:17pm
 
So how'd it turn out?  ???
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Reply #5 - Oct 27th, 2005 at 6:11pm
 
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So how'd it turn out?  ???


Well, I went to the hardware store up the road from me and they didn't have the Marine Varnish.  I will have to try some other places.  I just have to find the time to do it.
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Reply #6 - Oct 27th, 2005 at 7:00pm
 
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Reply #7 - Oct 27th, 2005 at 8:32pm
 
Try Helmsmans at Home Depot
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Reply #8 - Oct 27th, 2005 at 8:39pm
 
Could it also be called spar varnish?  I have seen that at Home Depot and Lowes and I am sure other hardware and such stores would carry it.
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Re: Gazebo Finial Finish
Reply #9 - Oct 28th, 2005 at 1:33am
 
Helmsman Exterior Polyurethane is good stuff.......used it on many a things. Still will need re coated after a year or two
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Reply #10 - Oct 28th, 2005 at 2:17am
 
Hmmmm.  Thanks guys I will check it out.
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Reply #11 - Oct 28th, 2005 at 9:07am
 
No matter what you apply, it will not last out in the weather and UV light. It would be simpler to soak it in Tung or Linseed oil for a day or two, wipe it down and let it cure inside the wood. Then just reoil it every 4 or 6 months. That way you will not have a surface film buildup to start pealing off and looking bad; the oil will just soak in.
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Re: Gazebo Finial Finish
Reply #12 - Oct 28th, 2005 at 10:11pm
 
Minwax has a relatively new product made just for outdoor furniture.  See your local Minwax dealer and ask about it.  They'll be able to show you what it is.   8)
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Reply #13 - Oct 30th, 2005 at 4:04am
 
Ah well.. I bought the Helmsmans Spar Varnish.  I put 3 coats on the finial.  Turned out nice.  My g/f's grandparents are in their 80's.  Hopefully this will last awhile before it needs to be redone as they live a few hours away.  I doubt they can get up there and refinish it themselves and me and heights don't get along.  :-D
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