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Exterior Finish for Interior Woodwork in a Motorhome???8/6
I have an upcoming project that includes replacing cabinetry and woodwork in a motorhome. The original woodwork is solid oak trim and doors with some 1/4" oak plywood on 1x1 framework for the casework. I do not know what type of finish they used on the woodwork.
I thought about using our typical MLC products (Agualente for clear and High Performance White for opaque). However, these products are usually used for projects inside a home where the temperature and humidity are relatively stable.
In a motorhome the woodwork would be subjected to large swings in both temperature and humidity. For example, consider when the motorhome is not being used. This may be for a few days, or a few months at a time. And, it may be located in various parts of the country ranging from southern Florida to the northern states. Also, the motorhome would most likely be parked outside (not in a climate controlled storage facility).
This means temperature swings from below zero to maybe 120F or higher? Also, the Relative Humidity is subject to large fluctuations as well.
The client has not yet decided if the final product will be stain-grade or paint-grade. I am trying to learn what we can offer so we can be knowledgeable during the sales/design process.
I am looking for recommendations for a product(s) that can be spray applied in most cases. There might be some interior trim that we may need to finish in place with a brush as well. We do not have the full scope of work yet.
Are we looking for an exterior product? Or, something else?
Target EM9300 would work for that. It would also keep you in a waterborne system.
Other than that an exterior 2k Poly.
I built a walnut table fourteen years ago for our hunting camp located in the mountains of Central Pa. Elevation is 2000 feet the place often sits unused for months at a time. often we get there in the winter and inside temp is in the teens, we make a trip in February and have encounterd temps as low as five degrees inside. We have one hell of a wood burner and can have the place up to 70 degrees in a few hours. The table started its life as I huge conference table from a bank built in 1932 I cut it down and reworked it to fit in camp it is now three feet wide x11 feet long. the top is 1.75 thick laminated plywood with walnut veneer, and banded with .75 x2 curly maple married to .75 x2 walnut, all glued up with Tight Bond II. The table was sprayed with ML Campell Magnmax . The table still looks great. If I were doing it now It would Most likely be conversion varnish or 2k poly, but the Magnmax held up well
In respect to Jeff at Target, opting for target aside "hobbyist" project, in a controled environment ( and that is not to bash target, but after 20+yrs in this, using Target in my few 1st yrs as it is very (beginner) user friendly, I see today in my "+/- controlled temps" shop how Target was not a good choice on some of my shop cabinets....and that goes to say I've see yrs after at some customers ).....Again, no to bash freely on Target, but IN MY EXPERIENCE, target may be in the worst you can opt for this.
I've used Target's 9300 on many exterior projects that see temp swings of 40-50 degrees with direct sun exposure, and still looks as good as the day it was applied.
Their chemical tech has advanced a lot in the 20 plus years they have been around.
Worth considering IMHO.