Best Varnish and stain for outdoors

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  1. Munroast

    Munroast

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    I have a number of these conical wooden things that I have made out of softwood, I was originally going to do them in Black Bitumen, but the plan has now changed and they are now to be finnished with a dark stain or varnish to highlight the grain.

    The wood is pine and they are to be outdoors in all the weather (they're going to be fence post tops!) I somehow don't think they will survive outdoors but I'm just doing as I am bid.

    I have some woodstain of the correct colour, (they def need to be darker) could I put a yacht varnish on top of that - is yacht varnish any good. What would be the very best finnish to give them the best chance of surviving a few years?

    What do you recommend ?

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    Sadolin Classic,

    Used it to protect the exposed to weather timbers of our timber framed house in 1980. Timbers are still in good condition.

    Congratulations on your skilled woodwork.
     
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    Agree with bernardgreen.
    Sadolin woodstain has resisted all weather for over 10 years on my outdoor furniture and still looks grand.
     
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    I've also used everbuild woodstain on decorative items exposed to the elements and it resists very well.
     
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  7. Munroast

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    so whatis the difference between a stain and a varnish ?
     
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