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post #5 of Old 09-01-2013
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Re: oil vs varnish vs epoxy

For exterior wood, in addition to the brittleness caused by UV exposure, epoxy will also yellow. You could put on a top-coat of a varnish with UV inhibitor, or make covers that are on most of the time when you're away, but you're still setting yourself up for issues.

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