The Best Kind of Clear Finish to use Outdoors – The Difference Between Varnish and Spar Varnish

We’re entering mid-summer and you may be thinking of applying a clear finish to some project that will be exposed to sunlight outside. What finish should you use? Be careful. All finishes marketed for exterior surfaces aren’t the same, no matter the claims of manufacturers. The distinction in exterior clear finishes is whether they contain UV-resistant additives, called “UV inhibitors” or “UV absorbers.” And whether they contain enough of these … Continue reading The Best Kind of Clear Finish to use Outdoors – The Difference Between Varnish and Spar Varnish