">Best Epoxy Resins for Wooden Countertops and River Tables
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  1. Cliff says

    Hi, got my grandson a swing and slide, the wood is natural untreated wood,says I should use a varnish or stain before I put the frame up, what do you suggest.

  2. Edna Long says

    Some manufacturers label their products as water-resistant but still insist that the wooden object should stay indoors. Why seal the wood if I can’t leave it outside?

    • Richard Jenkins says

      Wood sealers for interior use may come in handy if you have a wooden countertop adjacent to a sink in your kitchen, wooden furniture in your bathroom, or any other surfaces that come into contact with steam and water.

      It is also essential to protect all kinds of wooden projects with a sealing product before applying the final layer of topcoat or after that. Doing so will extend the object’s life, keep away mold, emphasize the wood’s natural beauty, and more. E.g., sealing stained wood won’t let it bleed.

  3. SA Strauss says

    I have a vanity cabinet with an in-built wash basin in my bathroom. It is crafted from light-colored stained wood, so I would like to make it waterproof without causing any stains or change of color.

    • Richard Jenkins says

      In this case, I would prefer the Thompsons WaterSeal Waterproofing Wood Protector. It perfectly matches your needs: this wood sealer is crystal clear, and it doesn’t affect the surface’s color in any way.

      Also, the product is focused on repelling water and preventing mildew, which is an excellent match, considering the bathroom’s humid conditions. Be sure to try out the sealer on a similar piece of wood to figure out how many layers you need to apply to achieve the desired finish and tone.

  4. Michelle Rondeau says

    I’ve got a few log pieces left after winter and came up with an idea to turn them into garden seats. What wood sealer should I pick to give them a final touch? It’s an end-grain cutting.

  5. Flanigan says

    Here’s the thing: I live on a coast, a couple of hundred yards from the sea, so the air is quite humid here. It rains often, and the sunny days are intense. On top of that, I’ve got a mahogany porch. I’ve tried several sealing products but had to remove them 2 years later – none of them has shown good results so far.

    Now I’m looking for a more durable coating that won’t make mahogany any darker or give me a hard time (re)applying it. It should also protect the porch from the mold. Could you recommend something like this?

    • Richard Jenkins says

      TotalBoat Lust Marine Varnish fits the bill if you ask me. Initially created for boats, this product will protect the porch from UV, salts, moisture, and mildew just fine. The original formula is somewhat thick, which can make it hard to apply. But it’s possible to water it down a bit to achieve a better flow.

  6. John Mattox says

    There’s a stained wooden table in my garden; it’s protected from the sun with an umbrella for the most part. To coat it, I used a urethane matte finish with a water-based formula. Turned out, it’s not suitable for outdoor use. Is there a product that can give the table the same smooth satin look and is okay to use outside? Can I apply it over this urethane coating?

    • Richard Jenkins says

      I would recommend using Lust Marine Varnish, both High Gloss and Matte versions. First, you seal the urethane-covered tabletop with several layers of High Gloss (check beforehand, how many coats get you the desired color), and then apply a couple of finishing coats of the Matte varnish. There’s no need for sanding between layers. Voilá! Your garden furniture is now perfectly protected from sunlight and moisture.

  7. Carrie says

    I want to seal my plant pots outside so that they can withstand the weather. I would also like to give them this shiny wet look. I’m worried, though, that a wood sealer might be bad for flowers or my dog that keeps sticking her nose there.

    • Richard Jenkins says

      Unfortunately, no. Wood sealers act as water repellents, and the sealed surface won’t let the paint soak in.

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