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Old bench

Posted by marie_col.riv.gorge (My Page) on
Wed, Nov 10, 10 at 21:31

Years ago I bought a "park bench" with the idea of refinishing it. It is wrought iron on the side with wood slats in between. I took it apart to sand and refinish the slats and I had trouble putting it back together. I finally got it back together... Now it has been a year and it needs refinishing again.

Any suggestions on refinishing without taking it a part?

Any ideas on keeping the wood looking good for more than one season in the Pacific NW?

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RE: Old bench

I bought one of those also, but had to replace the wood. I used polyuerethane for use on boats ( Cabots Harbor master) and put on many coats at least 4 and it's held up for 1 full year and still looks good so it may last for quite a while. The metal I would try to mask off the wood and spray paint the metal or brush, either way.The harbor master is clear so you put on whatever color you want under it.

RE: Old bench

Fin Coat is Waterproof scratch resistant clear coat. Fin coat provides water proofing bacteria free, UV resistant, coating for finishing of wooden furniture (water based PUD with matt & gloss finish).

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