Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Fresh Varnish

We put a few coats of fresh varnish on most of our bright work this past weekend. Looking good, huh? A lot of people tell us, 'You will learn, eventually you will paint everything.' or 'Don't even bother with varnish, it is a waste of time.' Well, I am here to say to those people, 'Is two days every six months really that big of a sacrifice??' I love the look and feel of freshly varnished wood. I take pride in having a beautiful boat. No, it's not perfect, yes, there are A LOT of cosmetic issues we need to address, but when I see the varnished wood from this angle when we pull up in the dinghy it always makes me smile. It may not be perfectly or professionally maintained but, for now, I will continue making the twice yearly weekend sacrifice to keep the old girl looking just a little bit classier.

ps. For anyone wondering, we use Bristol Finish which is actually a two part polyurethane coating which we find to work better than traditional varnish. I would definitely recommend this product to anyone with a lot of wood to coat. It is very easy to apply and seems to last a long time. We have also used traditional varnish and I can recommend Detco Crystal if you prefer the traditional coating.

1 comment:

  1. Two days every six months doesn't sound like much compared to mowing the lawn once or twice a week for 6 months out of the year. The boat looks great.