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I have a wood bar outside made of pressure-treated wood that has sat for a couple of months. We want the bar to have a slick surface like an indoor bar where you slide your beer across the top as we have a party in a couple of months where the bar will be used. My intent was to apply a Fix All (which adheres to wood) to cover the grain and knots, then sand, prime and paint (oil-based). But while I was away, the contractor did the job without first covering with Fix All that I had purchased. It looks awful, grain shows through the dark brown paint. I intend to remove everything and start over. My question is, after doing research, some polyurethanes state that you need to remove all paint before applying. The oil based paint I selected is for exterior use, high gloss. But I would like to apply a layer of UV resistant, high temperature and humidity tolerant high gloss top coat of something. The "something" is my question. Can't use epoxy which has a nice thickness to it because it reacts to heat and humidity. Any suggestions? Much appreciated.