Idiot’s Guide to Varnishing

Varnishing is easy, honest, but I have to admit it took me quite a few years to work out how to do it....easily....and in that time I have got it…

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Polishing Varnish

OK, it looks good, but I want perfection Why not Polish it? Mmmmm, not so easy, but you can polish some varnishes……but only once they have really gone HARD. So…

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Applying Varnish

getting it out the can….and onto the wood? OK so you have prepared your wood or varnish and now you want to get down to getting the varnish out of…

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Materials for Varnishing?

Boats have been varnished in one way or another for hundreds of years and yet despite all that time and practice, it appears that there is still no agreement about…

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Staining

now, are we going to stain? Generally, I would say you often don't have too....and please don't, unless you really have too. Believe me, stains are a pain in the…

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Getting The Old Varnish Off

O.K. whether it's paint of varnish, there comes a point where it is just got to come off. If it is varnish, at least you can see when the wood-to-coating…

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Why do We Varnish?

Well it's not as silly a question as you might think at first, we do it of course because we are proud of the beautiful wood that our boat is…

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G4

G4 is a one part moisture cured polyurethane very similar to varnish. It comes in different viscosities determined by the application. G4 is sold as pond sealer but was originally…

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