Sunday, April 13, 2008

3rd coat of deck varnish, out in the light.

Here are a couple shots of the boat out in the light after the 3rd coat of Interlux Schooner varnish on the deck.

They do look good in pics, all the little blems are hard to see in pics and probably only the owner sees it all, most people looking from a step back and taking it all in. But these boats are not intended to be a "shiny coffee table" anyway, are they? Thrown on top of the car and tossed into the water are what they are built for.

Anyway, put the varnish on as thin as possible and maintain a wet edge. The sponge brushes work very well. To speed things up a bit, you can use a fine 4" sponge roller but be careful, runs in the varnish are something you do not want. Patience, build up the coats slowly.
Originally, 3 coats was going to be it for the deck of this hull. But the 3rd coat was my worst coat, for little specs of dust settling on the finish and brush marks. This is how people wind up with 6 coats of varnish....just one more may be the last. Or maybe one more, etc.

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