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littleotterboy

Sealing wood on a.....

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This was going to sound strange, but found this site on Fine Woodworking. My question is I am wanting to seal wood on the beams and inside construction of a billiards table. The wood is hardwood and is unsealed or unfinished on the beams and inside construction. My objective is to help reduce the movement of the wood and to help prevent moisture absorption in the wood. The beams and inside construction will be unseen and the only concern is that the wood is sealed well and has absorbed the sealer well. I have read that a marine varnish wood sealer is one of the best ways to seal wood and just want advice or any suggestions on this subject.

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I'm not familiar with your application, but my suggestion would be to call some of your local billiards table dealers and ask their technicians what they recommend. There may be special products and procedures which we would not be aware of.

 

That said, if I wanted to seal wood from moisture on a boat, then I would use a spar varnish (like Interlux Schooner Varnish) and apply two coats. The first coat should be thinned with 333 brushing thinner; about 15% thinner by volume. The second coat should also be thinned but more like 10% or less.

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Everyone I talk to in the billiard industry gives me a different answer. I have asked other billiard players and they suggest just using a wood sealer like Pettit EZ sealer. Is there a difference between using a wood sealer and thinning spar varnish. The beams and inside construction will not be in any sunlight and not really worried about UV protection. Is the Pettit brand good brand? 

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