I am currently going over our grate. Its been 8 years since the last varnish with Epiphanes.
I discovered some rot
, and have treated it with Git Rot
, a small spongy area, not surprising after 16 years of 2x a day use.
I am now on my 2nd coat of using Git Rot as an epoxy
"varnish", the results are stunning!! I think this is a very good solution, it has that rich varnish look, but it has that thick barcounter bullet proof feel. It will strengthen the joints, and it has soaked right in so it cannot peel.
Something to consider....