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Re: Interlux Schooner vs. Sikkens Cetol
I like varnish and did my cockpit table with it. My main objection to varnish is the 24 hr dry time between coats. Between schedules and weather, that makes it very impractical to do on the boat.
Most varnishes can be hot-coated, (er, more like lukewarm coated) inside the recommended drying time. I do a coat in the morning after the dew has lifted (if working outside) and a coat before dusk. This way 8 coats can be laid on in four days on stripped brightwork. annual 2 coat maintenance coating can be done in a day.
It's 5 o'clock somewhere:
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