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post #1 of 7 Old 03-31-2017, 06:07 AM Thread Starter
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If Someone can Please Help

Thanks for taking the time to view my Question. I made a Screen door for my home. It has Purpleheart, Cocobolo, Lacewood,Ebony,Maple. My question is what can I put on my door to protect it from the weather and fading colors in the wood without worrying about the finish turning yellow or cloudy. the bottom of the door get sun setting sun-lite. I was told man of war or boiled linseed oil. I'm just an Amateur at this and want to do this last step proper. The door took 2 months and 2 welders. (thank god for harbor freights life time warrantee you can get) Thanks for any advice you can spare.
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post #2 of 7 Old 03-31-2017, 06:59 AM
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Spar varnish is great protector against UV and moisture. See for example:

http://www.homedepot.com/p/Duralux-M...38-4/205127238

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You can't have everything. To protect it from fading you would need a film finish and a film finish is going to yellow. The door will need to be finished with a marine grade spar varnish. The most durable and the slowest to yellow would be Epifanes. The worst would be Helmsman. I haven't used Duralux that jig saw recommended. The midrange spar I've used is Cabot spar varnish.
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That's a very neat door! Welcome to the site.
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Beautiful door, you said its a screen door - is the teal coloured part the actual screen?
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Yes. I took blue paint and thinned really thin and dipped it in a toughed I made from rain gutter stock. hung the screen up and blew out the paint with air and repeat several times till I got the color I was looking for. everything went well but the wife complained about the blue grass from blowing out the holes in the screen. few weeks and the grass grew and everything was ok
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I didn't take to many pictures as I was building it but heres a few if interested. thanks for the advice from everyone. I will look into it
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