marine wood finish

Forum: Wood Finishing & Painting

So, what’s the best natural looking wood finish for marine use?

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Larry ...

I’ve had great success with a product called Epifanes varnish. This stuff is not cheap and requires that you apply multiple coats. Following their directions, I used it on an outdoor bench made from white oak. After seven years, it still looks like new.

Jeff B ...

I’ve heard of that one. I’ll look into it. Thanks :-)

shipwright ...

Define best.
Beautiful – good spar varnish, Larry’s suggestion I right up there.
Ease of application and maintenance – Cetol
My own boat is almost all Cetol and the maintenance is minimal.