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Old 05-22-2013, 06:11 PM
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LI Sound Grunt
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Originally Posted by TheRealMacGyver View Post
Thompsons has always sucked, they just spend a lot of money on advertising so people think they are good. A lot of the paint/coating manufactures have changed some things, but I used to use benjamin moore clear wood finish and was happy. I think there are probably better ones out now though. Expect to pay over $100 for a five gallon bucket.
It is indeed useless. Best you can do is protect it from sunlight with a solid preferrably light color stain - top of boards only and only do the sides of posts that you see. Used to use Cabots but now thye only have water based stuff that will still protect but also wears off in much time faster than the old stuff. Personally haven't used it but my kids use Behrs and like it.
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