High-altitude sun is hard on more than the plantings in our landscapes and gardens. It can quickly dry out and fade anything made of wood, making them look tired and dingy.
Tried and True's Original Wood Finish (made in the USA) is perfect for giving your wood raised garden boxes a new glow, and also works well on fences, wooden planters, and outdoor furniture.
Original Wood Finish is made of a blend of linseed oil and beeswax to provide excellent protection against water and liquids and bonus (!) it is food safe. This wood finish is long lasting, durable, and presents no risk to your health because there are no solvents or metallic driers used.
Instructions for use say it is for interior woodworking projects, but we've found it to work beautifully for outdoor wood projects too. We used a wide brush to apply instead of a cloth and the paint went on smoothly and evenly. The product is water-resistant, not waterproof, so use it on wood items that won't experience standing water for long periods of time.
One gallon provides up to 1000 square feet of coverage. Remember to stir it really well before use and apply on a sunny day when rain is not in the forecast (needs 24 hours to dry).
Frequent users of Original Wood Finish recommend three to four coats to deepen the shine and increase protection.
Product FAQs are here.
To purchase, go to Woodcraft of Denver (Centennial) or Rockler Woodworking and Hardware (Colorado Boulevard), or order online from any of these retailers:
Instead of a high glossy look as seen with most conventional wood finishes, this product will cure to a beautiful satin sheen that is meant to highlight the natural beauty and grains of the wood.
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