Second question, and this is sure to spark plenty of debate, what's the best thing to refinish it with? I'm guessing an indoor/outdoor polyurethane would be best like a minwax helmsman or varnish like an epifanes? Poly's are just such a pain, especially oil based. Such a long time between re-coats, hard to fix mistakes or touch up and the odor takes a really long time to dissipate. I'm wondering if an oil based lacquer or maybe even a water based poly would be sufficient? It is after all technically an interior application even though it will come in contact with some water/wet clothes occasionally.
Anyone have experience with Petit SeaGold? Sounds like a miracle product, at least according to the manufacturer. Water clean up, low/no odor, no sanding between coats and quick re-coat time. Sounds too good to believe. I'm always a bit leery with water soluble products when looking for something water resistant. Link to the SeaGold page if you're interested: http://www.pettitpaint.com/products/var ... h/seagold/