Finish for outdoor table?
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Neighbor bought a pine outdoor table...slats on top...not solid.   Well, one week later, some of the slats are warping...she wants me to replace/ repair with new pine.    What is the best way to finish a pine outdoor table?   I have always been an advocate of oils, as they don't leave a finish that water can get under.    So, if I repair/ replace the slats...how would you all finish the table for outdoor use?
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  Re: Finish for outdoor table? by AlanS (Neighbor bought a pi...)
I'd use paint. A good oil based primer, and then top with a 100% acrylic exterior. Any clear finish will need maintenance over time that she is likely not going to do.
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  Re: Finish for outdoor table? by AlanS (Neighbor bought a pi...)
(06-03-2021, 10:32 AM)AlanS Wrote: Neighbor bought a pine outdoor table...slats on top...not solid.   Well, one week later, some of the slats are warping...she wants me to replace/ repair with new pine.    What is the best way to finish a pine outdoor table?   I have always been an advocate of oils, as they don't leave a finish that water can get under.    So, if I repair/ replace the slats...how would you all finish the table for outdoor use?

I agree with prior post - paint would be best, but if clear finish is preferred then Spar Varnish
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  Re: Finish for outdoor table? by AlanS (Neighbor bought a pi...)
Losing battle, no matter what you use.  Paint will last the longest but don't expect more than 4 or 5 years before it's going to need maintenance.  The best solution is to cover the table when not in use.  And keep the legs off direct contact with the ground.  

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  Re: RE: Finish for outdoor table? by fredhargis (I'd use paint. A goo...)
(06-03-2021, 10:34 AM)fredhargis Wrote: I'd use paint. A good oil based primer, and then top with a 100% acrylic exterior. Any clear finish will need maintenance over time that she is likely not going to do.

Agree with paint!

At least she usage it 3 to 4 years then it will we worthy for her!
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  Re: RE: Finish for outdoor table? by Neiray89 ([quote='fredhargis' ...)
(06-04-2021, 07:45 AM)Neiray89 Wrote: Agree with paint!

At least she usage it 3 to 4 years then it will we worthy for her!

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  Re: RE: Finish for outdoor table? by Neiray89 ([quote='fredhargis' ...)
(06-04-2021, 07:45 AM)Neiray89 Wrote: Agree with paint!

At least she usage it 3 to 4 years then it will we worthy for her!

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