Testers applied each product per maker’s instruction of small teak test panels.

Exterior Wood Finishes

Popping the top on another round of wood coatings tests.

After a brief—and for testers, much needed—hiatus from testing wood finishes, we recently launched a new long-term evaluation of exterior wood coatings. Our last round of tests, a two-year death match, wrapped up in 2011. Although the test field this go-around is smaller than the previous test’s lineup, it includes some new products and some that have been reformulated since the last long-term test began in 2007.

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