what to use? - finishing an exterior, stripped and stained victorian door in texas?
exterior victorian door with several layers of paint. plan to strip, sand with 120, then stain with natural. question is, what product can a diyer use to finish and protect that will last beyond a year or so? pros say that polyurethane or spar varnish will give up in a year or so. door is under a 6 or 7 foot overhang, but faces west. and this is texas heat and sun. are there any oil finishes that you can recommend? or, what do you recommend i do?