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Offline Downstream

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Re: Finish
« Reply #20 on: June 04, 2017, 10:49:32 am »
How are you guys applying GF450 or A100?  Brush or sprayer?  What is the color change on the wood and does it hide grain?
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Re: Finish
« Reply #21 on: June 07, 2017, 04:10:58 pm »
i put A100 on with a brush and thin coats. it doesnt darken the wood like oil based finishes and i can get multiple coats on rather quickly.

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Re: Finish
« Reply #22 on: June 07, 2017, 04:19:35 pm »
after years of trying different finishes on projects that will sit outside, i bit the bullet and thried something that i read suggested for the longest durability- sherwin williams A100 exterior acrylic exterior house paint untinted. although most wood projects will require maintainence sometime in the future, ive found it to last quite a long time and is quite durable.

This is an excellent choice, as is General Finishes 450 exterior grade clear finish.

Epifanes has a good reputation, but in the last ten years many millions of dollars have been spent in R&D on water base Finishes. GF 450 is one of the best available today.

i was sceptical of using a water based finish for exterior use for some reason, even after putting a gallon or 2 on houses and such over the years.
but now im sold and its all i use.
i have the break down and give 450 a try. actually, i gotta break down and try any GF product. i havent read or heard anything but good about them.