Does polyurethane make wood waterproof?

Q&A Woodworking Forum IndexCategory: Wooden Ring MakingDoes polyurethane make wood waterproof?
Westfarthing Woodworks asked 8 months ago

Will a good coat of polyurethane make my wooden rings waterproof? 

1 Answers
Brian answered 8 months ago

A good film finish will impart quite a bit of water resistance in some cases to your projects, but nothing will make them waterproof, at least not forever.

The only thing is going to get you close to it is two part epoxy, but even that will wear down over time and with contact with water.

It’s best to try to avoid long periods of exposure to water for your woodworking projects, because they will just last a lot longer in general.

Happy building.

See Also: The Best Time to Learn About Wood Finishing as a Beginner

An Exclusive Member of Mediavine Home

Westfarthing Woodworks LLC is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to and affiliated sites.