I have two front doors that face south. I live in a windy area and the rain is blown onto the doors with a lot of force. One door is about 3 years old and was put in by a 'builder' who used a Sadolin product with a bit of stain in it. The finish looked good for about 18 months then essentially washed off the door. The other door is original to the house (1959) and was someone's attempt at Mock Tudor. It looks like a school kid built it from a plan in a woodworking magazine, but it is still sound. (don't mention the guy's first ever staircase as it is a sensitive subject around here). The old door has about 20 coats of varnish on top of each other, applied with virtually no prep. I plan on soda blasting both doors and do a little 'restoration' to the trim on the older door. I am looking for a really good outdoor product to finish with that has UV protection as I don't really want to rinse and repeat every year. Has anyone discovered something that works?