Teak Oil or Varnish on sun exposed Rosewood Live Edge
This table will get several hours of direct sun exposure daily in 100 degree dry weather.
I have 3 options offering UV protection, which would you suggest?
1. General Finishes Outdoor Oil or Teak Oil. I like the easy annual touchup maintenance, but will this cloudy the grain pop and darken too much? It would be a CRIMINAL ACT if that grain is not shown at its fullest.
2. Marine Spar Varnish. I used this before and works great in the sun, and gives grain pop, but I can't avoid the brush marks, even with 25% paint thinner dilution. Re sanding every 3 years is not a big deal as it's a flat surface. Should I dilute with something else?
3. GF Exterior 450 water based. I like the easy 1 day finish job and no solvent issues. Will this give me that grain pop, and less brush marks?