Could you describe what you are unhappy with. There are a lot of different finishes which could be used but it depends on the taste of the user which is best.I am building another cedar porch swing and would like to know what you all think about finishing. I have tried painting, teak oil. And high dollar spar finish. Not happy with any so far.
What ever product you decide to use, I would apply it with a brush or a pad. Spraying does not penetrate the wood enough, for good outdoor protection.I was told at a new lumber yard to use an oil based product, but not pure oil, that I can spray on to reapply. That sounds good to me, down here in the gulf cost anything outside takes a beating. So I will have to reapply regularly. Now does anyone have any idea what would work well, they didn’t stock anything, he wasn’t forthcoming, and I didn’t want to push my luck with them. I like this lumber yard.