I was a bit disappointed with my deck after its first season but I think that might be my fault. The instructions on the tins talks about the 2nd coat being applied whilst the first is still wet. I think I took that too literally and didn’t allow the 1st coat enough time to soak in properly so in the end my 2nd coat was wasted. Talking to Semco UK they suggest leaving the 1st coat for a large chunk of the day before applying the 2nd coat.
Since doing the deck I have also done the guardrails and the wheelhouse hatch and roof edges. It looks great and I hope I have got the coating correct this time. I will try and do the deck again in the near future.
We have been very happy so far with the deck still repelling water as it says on the tin!!! but I think it will need one coat every year to maintain the colour.
We plan to pick up a tin at the Sot’n Boat Show, did you use natural or a tint? ( I sound like a hairdresser)
Hi Brent, I think we used “Natural” but that’s not clear it’s just a paler honey. We are very pleased with it. It lifts the appearance of the boat. Actually your analogy is very apt – it is probably better described as “Blonde”.