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    Mark Ashley-Miller
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    HNY all, I am trying to work out what is the best kind of varnish (or other material) to apply to the wood around the inside of the sliding door area on my 331. It is the only area of internal wood that is looking tired / stained / sun & salt bleached.
    Reading up on varnish – there seem to be quite a few different types / concoctions. I just wondered if there was a “standard” Nautical brew I could buy?!
    Thanks
    Mark
    Mark Ashley Miller
    markashleymiller@gmail.com. 07817845775
    @harbourmastersailingchallenge.

    #74004
    Duncan Malcolm
    Participant

    I usually put down a few coats of international with several coats of international satin on top. Worked well on soles and companionway.

    Usual dry time, light sanding and acetone clean between coats.

    #74006
    Mark Ashley-Miller
    Participant

    Thank you very much Duncan – sounds nice and simple to me – do you sand it all down to bare wood first?
    Mark

    #75195
    Bruce Goldman
    Participant

    From Veli at Nauticat several years ago:

    “A. The varnish inside the boat we have used and still use today is International Gold Spar Satin.
    Underneath we use Hempel’s Favourite, 4 layers.

    The main thing is that the old surfaces are well sanded and all damaged varnish is removed prior to new varnish.

    B. Outside we have used today Epifanes varnishes. First some 4 layers of Epifanes Clear Varnish (first layers well thinned) and on top of that one layer of Epifanes Wood Finish Matte.”

    Sorry for the delayed response but it has taken me this long to find where I put this bit of information.
    Regards,
    Bruce
    1989 NC33
    The Boat of Laughter and Forgetting
    Detroit, Michigan, USA

    #75201
    Mark Ashley-Miller
    Participant

    Thank you so much Bruce.
    That is very helpful indeed.
    I don’t think my 331 has any external areas which need varnish but I am now looking forward to renovating my doorways.
    Best wishes
    Mark

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