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How do I make my interior this shiny?

So when I see a photo like below of a boat interior, and everything just gleams - how on earth do they do that ? Is that just varnish, or is something more going on ?

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That's varnish, and a lot of layers of it...

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It looks like at least 10 coats of varnish. Captians or Epiphanes are both good fairly forgiving varnishes. Practice, practice, practice.
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Way too glossy for the interior in my opinion.
But than again that was not part of the discussion.

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I know several people who make good $$$ maintaining boats that look like that.


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The best way to get your boat that shiney is buy the one in the picture. Otherwise you have many, many weekends of solid work and expense ahead of you.

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I purchased an '85 Seafarer with an all teak interior. The PO either liked the untouched look of teak or never put any work into it - it was VERY dry and almost blond looking (unlike the pic above).

I've been using plain old Teak oil, lots of it (4 complete coats so far) and it almost looks like the above pic but no where near as "glossy" (more of a muted gloss) which I like a lot more. Varnish is a whole lot more work!
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The way to get varnish that shiny is first to eliminate dust. Second, spray it. There is probably only 3 coats of varnish in the boat in the picture. If you have to brush your varnish, learn to put it on exactly 5 mils thick. Learn to use a wet mil gauge and don't thin your varnish any more than necessary.

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that boat looks like they had a KY Jelly wrestling match in it the night before.....

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I wonder how long it will keep looking like that if it is actually sailed and lived in a bit...

It's really nice, but I am thinking maybe its a show boat. It like cars. They can either look great, be really fast in the straightaway, or handle through the twisties really well, but rarely all three... Oh, and then there is the daily driver.
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