Flexner on Finishing: Choosing an Exterior Coating

Five different types of protection exist. Here’s a guide to choosing the best one for your project.
By Bob Flexner
Pages: 98-100

From the April 2005 issue #147
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The need to protect wood outdoors is much greater than the need to protect it indoors because of exposure to sunlight and rain. These cause wood to gray, split, warp and rot; and moist conditions make the growth of mildew possible.

You can use paint, stain, clear finish, water repellent and preservative to prevent or retard damage to exterior wood. But first, it’s helpful to understand the causes of the damage.

From the April 2005 issue #147
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