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Re: Stand & Canopy Finish

While in Home Depot this afternoon, I spent some time reading the fine print
on several cans of polyurethanes. My earlier comments against the use of
water based finishes on aquarium hoods and stands may need to be adjusted -
I did say that finishing technology was rapidly changing. One brand - Flecto
Varathane Elite Diamond Outdoor Finish is a water based coating which
_claims_ to last twice as long as an oil based finish (i.e. a spar varnish).
It also claims superior UV resistance. Being water based, it would cause a
lot less smell during application and it also dries faster. Don't know if I
believe all of the claims, but the label does dicuss the fact that a lot of
chemical engineering went into the formulation. YMMV.

James Purchase