Santa brought me a dozen 40ft bamboo stalks freshly cut and ready for drying
and UV sealing treatment.
I'm looking for suggestions regarding the sealing paint/varnish material used.
In the past 920 years ago) I used marine spar varnish which was mixed for 100%
outdoors use...much has changed in the paint/varnish industry since then. I
have no idea what works today.
I tried polyurethane on one element and it flaked away in a few years of
exposure to the sun.
I'm also open to speader color ideas. I know from experience that people who
paint their front doors black experience severe wood spliting, apparently from
the excessive heat build-up when the doors are exposed to sunshine, so I think
black is not a good color but what about silver, white, sky blue?
Thoughts are welcome,
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