Step 4: Apply Varnish

give look a sunbleached look apply wood varnish and let dry
Photo: Lisa Shin
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Brush on the spar varnish in thin coats. Apply two to three to ready the piece for outdoor use. Let dry for at least 24 hours before using outside. To best protect the finish, bring the footstool indoors in case of inclement weather.
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