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Hi all

I know this is my first post so sorry its a question. I am making a flag display case for my sons school which will be outdoor and exposed all year round so my question is which finsh would be best ?

bearing in mind 1/ it will need to be low maintenance
2/ gloss or mat not really important which
3/ wood is chestnut (because it was donated free)

any ideas welcome thanks in advance .
 

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Hi, and welcome to the forum.

Are you looking for a clear or coloured finish, bearing in mind the coloured finishes last far longer?
If you do need a clear one the Osmo UV protection oil satin/matt is the way to go it will last about 18 months before you'll need to reapply another thin coat. However if you after a coloured finish the Butinox 1 would be our choice which will last about 5 years.

Hope this helps, but please come back with any other questions.

Ian McAslan
 

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Hi,

I believe that chestnut is used for cladding because it is durable without further finishing. You may have been fortunate and landed some zero maintenance free wood!
 

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Hi guys
thanks for the replys i think i would like to put on a finish even if chestnut is good outdoors so will look into
getting some osmo


thanks again
 
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