If you want to extend the life of your Adirondack chairs and furniture you will need to seal it before it is exposed to the outdoors. You can purchase our natural protective stain along with your furniture and do it yourself or as an add on option we can do it. We offer it on all our Cypress, Red Western Cedar, Mahogany and Ipe chairs, tables and ottomans. We use and recommend Messmers alkyd-oil wood stains because they cure hard, penetrate deep into wood and will not raise wood grain. Remember that staining is not a one time process because no finish will last forever; therefore you will need to refinish your Adirondack furniture when it needs it.
Messmer's UV Plus®
We use Messmers UV Plus® "Natural", a deep penetrating alkyd-oil/urethane exterior transparent wood stain. It is a high quality product made in the U.S.A. by a family owned company located in West Jordan, Utah. The alkyd-oil based UV Plus deeply penetrates to strengthen and condition wood while maintaining a completely natural appearance.
It provides excellent long lasting water repellency as well as resistance against mildew and algae growth. The high concentrations of transoxide pigments protect wood from damaging UV rays while the concentration of natural oils condition and enhance the wood. Regular use will retard wood warping, shrinking and cracking.
How Long Before Another Application Is Needed?
Expect the first application on a new unfinished durable wood to last 12 months or less, how long will depend on the weather exposure and type of wood as they vary dramatically in the amount of sealant they can absorb. However, expect your next application to last longer as the wood has now given mother nature back some of the natural elements that tended to keep the first application of sealant from pentrating as deeply. This is why we do not offer staining for Treated Pine because you need to give the excess mositure from the treatment process time to evaporate before sealing. Remember this is a process, and it is worth the time and effort as your furniture will age beautifully. It is as easy polishing your furniture indoors just wipe it on with a rag.
Buy UV Plus® Along With Your Furniture
You can order UV Plus® along with your furniture or when you are ready to refinish. It is easy to apply. After doing the necessary prep work; cleaning and possibly some light sanding you generously apply one coat of UV Plus® with a brush or rag allow it to soak into the wood and then wipe the excess off.
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Messmers UV Plus Stain