Go Back   This Blue Marble, a Global Current Events Discussion Forum > Our Homestead > Within Our Home > Home Maintenance

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 02-29-2012, 05:54 PM   #1
kaneohegirl
I LOVE Fairys too
 
kaneohegirl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: outside KC Missouri
Posts: 3,426
Thanks: 35
Thanked 643 Times in 262 Posts
Default wood stain questions

so I have purchased wood footlockers for the boys to use for boy scout summer camps. these may get wet, sun parched, humidified, kick, sat on , dropped, ect.

they need to be stained and sealed for protection against the elements

I have one child for sure that likes the regular wood stain so no problem there...

BUT I have 2 kids that will more than likely want to do the colored stains (scroll to the water based clear tint base colors)

so my question is this... if I used the colored stains that are very cool can I then seal it with a exterior grade sealer?
__________________
kaneohegirl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-29-2012, 06:07 PM   #2
Twoolf
Stop the world; I want to throw a few people off.
 
Twoolf's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: West Central Florida of all places.
Posts: 5,581
Thanks: 1,803
Thanked 1,919 Times in 907 Posts
A good quality exterior polyurethane should do the trick. The color will fade in the sun though.
__________________
----------------------------------------------------------
"From so simple a beginning, endless forms, most beautiful and most wonderful have been, and are being, evolved"
Twoolf is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-29-2012, 06:31 PM   #3
Potemkin
Omne ignotum pro magnifico
 
Potemkin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Posts: 28,138
Blog Entries: 3
Thanks: 110
Thanked 5,902 Times in 2,918 Posts
Reds and yellows will fade faster than the other colors.

Remember when you are staining to keep a "wet line" or you can see lap marks.

But hey, it is their stuff. Let them do what they want!

There are some UV resistant polyurethanes. Home grade in Home Depot, Lowes, etc. Boat grade poly will also do the trick and last a long time.

In any case, don't shake it! LOL, bubbles will transfer to the item.

I like several thin layers than one thick one.

When it is almost dry you can impress your fingerprint or thumbprint, then let it dry. It will always be yours and you can prove it! LOL

Maybe poly the inside to ease cleaning down the road?
__________________
“The price of freedom is the willingness to do sudden battle anywhere, any time and with utter recklessness.”
― Robert A. Heinlein, The Puppet Masters
Potemkin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-29-2012, 08:25 PM   #4
Ought Six
Lifetime Level 3
 
Ought Six's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Posts: 35,164
Blog Entries: 15
Thanks: 180
Thanked 392 Times in 328 Posts
Arrow

The polyurethane sealer should block UV and greatly reduce color fading. I would be worried about the solvent in the sealer bringing the pigments back into solution and having them blot or run, though. Ask the guys in the paint department at the hardware store or home center.
Ought Six is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
questions, stain, wood

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:19 PM.


Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright © Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.