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Which Wood Finish is Best For You?

Whether it’s paint or stain, clear or opaque, the right finish blends aesthetics with performance

Fine Gardening – Issue 158
Looks that last. These garden chairs won’t need yearly refinishing, thanks to a coat of paint.
It’s tempting to leave outdoor wooden structures and furniture unfinished. You’ll save yourself the trouble of application and cleanup, and in no time, the wood will fade to a silver-gray and blend naturally with its surroundings.

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