Minwax Helmsman OK on wood counter by sink?

katybuggsJuly 4, 2009

My husband built a sink base for a farm sink out of fir for our back porch. Our local hardware store only sells indoor/outdoor Helmsman Spar Urethane. Is this the best product for wood around a sink?

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HandyMac

Actually paint is better. If you want the wood to show, simply use a #4(or #5 with Olympic) deep tint base without any tinting. Those actually dry clear.

Any marine( or other) spar varnish will work, but will need to be periodically refinished(depending on weather).

    Bookmark   July 4, 2009 at 3:16PM
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katybuggs

I should have said 'laundry room' instead of 'back porch'. It's inside. At my grandparents the 'back porch' was a little room where we put our boots on before we went outside.

The on off handles will sit on a flat piece and I'm concerned water will pool up.

Will Minwax polyurethane work?

    Bookmark   July 4, 2009 at 3:41PM
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