Is there a waterproof substance to coat a wood garden workbench?

Kathy Travis
by Kathy Travis
I'm going to be constructing a garden workbench that will be made out of hollow byfold doors and a wood table. I want to waterproof it
  7 answers
  • Sandra Allen Sandra Allen on Jun 06, 2017
    Any water seal for a deck would work. You can get it anywhere but if this is the only thing you are going to seal, try and get a smaller container.

  • William William on Jun 06, 2017
    Water seal needs to absorb into the grain of raw wood. Won't work for you. Use a marine grade varnish. Protects wood surfaces on boats.

  • Johnchip Johnchip on Jun 06, 2017
    Varathane or a marine varnish. It works on a boat in water, it will work on your bench in the garden.

  • Bob Bob on Jun 06, 2017
    Go and get some thin oil even hydraulic oil and paint the wood with it. It`s a workbench ,not a masterpiece by michelangelo .

  • Karen Karen on Jun 06, 2017
    Thompsons Water Seal is excellent for outdoor wood- apply each year.

  • William William on Jun 06, 2017
    Helmsman is one of the best. Several coats should do the trick. Really no way to plasticize it.

  • Allyn Phillips Allyn Phillips on Jun 18, 2017
    i really like Cabots Spar Varnish. I make adirindack chairs in cedar and the Varnish seals the wood and prevents it from turning gray and water just beads on the surface.