Q. Do you charge sales tax?
A. Yes we charge sales tax. We are in Horry county, South Carolina and charge 8%.
Q. Do you Offer shipping?
A. Not at this time but we may in the future. You can pickup the boards in Myrtle Beach.
Q. Do you do custom designs?
A. Yes, any paint pattern, any color and we install any graphic. No hand painting designs.
Q. Do you do Accept Credit Cards or PayPal?
Q. What is inside your bags and what are they made of?
A. We use corn. All bags are double stitched and the weight is 14 to 16 ounces. We use Duck cotton cloth between 10 and 12 ounces.
Q. Do you offer unfinished boards that I can paint myself?
A. Yes we do! Unfinished boards are fully sanded and all holed have been filled with wood putty and sanded smooth. We recommend you use an outdoor primer first then semi-gloss outdoor enamel paint. We put Polycrylic underneath and on the sides because we like the way it looks but you can paint theses areas as well.
Q. Can I buy Boards without the bags?
A.. Yes you can, there is a $10 off credit if you don't need bags.
Q Is Polycrylic good to use and will it make the boards more durable outdoor?
A Answer from Minwax.
Thank you for contacting Minwax. We appreciate your inquiry.
Minwax does not offer an exterior grade clear coat that can be applied over paint.
As a rule, paints are much more durable than clear coatings.
Even a poor quality exterior paint will last five years if the surface was prepped well and the paint applied correctly, whereas a
clear coat will generally last only 1-3 years.
Due to the fact that they are clear, urethanes are much more susceptible to UV damage, whereas opaque paints will withstand UV for much longer. Urethanes may also naturally amber over time, which can skew the color of your paint in a displeasing manner. In addition, urethanes are thick and dry quickly, are difficult to touch up and will require sanding for reapplication (which may damage the paint beneath), while paints can generally be touched up easily and do not require sanding upon recoat (except for high sheens).
For these reasons, I generally advise that the best approach is to prep well, use a high quality exterior grade paint, then leave it alone. Keep enough paint on hand to retouch as necessary.
Should you wish to top coat your exterior paint despite the above recommendations, you may try the Water-Based Helmsman Spar Urethane. Though this is not a recommended application, the Water-Based Helmsman Spar Urethane should not noticeably amber over time (though it may amber slightly) and will have the best chance of success out of any of our products. Apply this coating only after the paint has completely cured according to the label directions.
I hope this information is useful. Please let me know if you have any further questions or concerns.