Penetrating Oil Finish.
It took three years to search out and test the
base material for our feeder finish. We still weren't satisfied and
wanted a better final product and after continual design and redesign, we achieved the exact finish we sought for years.
Why a Penetrating Oil Finish:
At left is an example of what the finish does to our already
beautiful feeders. It penetrates deep inside the wood and
displays the beautiful colors from within.
Furthermore, our Penetrating Oil Finish is exactly that, a
penetrant. It's oils are absorbed into the lumber to
protect it from the harsh outdoor environment.
Never buy a feeder with a topical finish like urethanes or paints.
In short order, moisture gets under the finish and lifts it off the wood.
Obviously, what happens next is your precious wildlife consumes the harmful
material. Since our finish is absorbed into the wood, it cannot come
off and mix with your seed or feed.
AND YES, It's safe to both you and your animals.
How does it work:
Being a penetrating finish, it moves deep into the lumber and
prevents moisture from entering. More importantly, our finish has a UV Ray
protective material added to complete the mix. The sun's harmful UV
Rays are the number one factor in the deterioration of outdoor lumbers.
UV protection adds years to your feeder and its beauty.
How long does it last:
On average,our finish remains with your feeder for two to four years.
At that time you are welcome to refinish your feeder again. (Read this article
on doing it right.) This simple process requires a quick cleaning, allow to
dry and simply wipe another coat on. If you wish, do nothing and
enjoy the beauty of the feeder as it ages naturally.
How does Hurley-Byrd apply this finish?
We don't just build a feeder and wipe a thin coat to the exposed areas.
We have integrated the finish process with the building process. In most
cases, the feeder's components are cut, shaped, sanded then dipped
into a large vat of finish for complete submersion and coverage.
We do this so each component of the feeder is as heavily penetrated as
possible, not just a superficial coating. Every nook and cranny of the feeder
will now have a perfect coat of finish. It is then allowed to drip and fully
penetrate before being hand rubbed to work it deep into the wood fibers.
Everything is then allowed to dry in our heated dry room.
Is this easy for us to do?
But this is a perfect example of why Hurley-Byrd and Hurley-Byrd alone
are crafters of the finest wildlife feeders in the country......probably the world.