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obiec 05-10-2003 06:33 AM

Sikkens marine varnish
i am re doing my Interior whith 6 coats of sikens varnish it looks nice. Next I am re doing the exterior. Will the sikens hold up. 3 coats of the stain and three coats of the clear.

pblais 05-10-2003 01:09 PM

Sikkens marine varnish
Start with Sikkens Cetol Mrine as a base over good sanded wood. Should need maybe three coats, then finish that with Cetol Marine Gloss. Once you do that you just do light sanding on spots and recoat with gloss to touch it up as needed. Depnds on how much UV you get where you live as far as how long it lasts.

If you keep up with it as spots develop and don''t let it get carried away it''s about as easy a finish as there is to maintain with the least amount of effort.

obiec 05-11-2003 05:29 AM

Sikkens marine varnish
Thank yo tha is what I have ben doing on the iterior, but it dosent seem to be a very hard finnish. I was a littal woried about it standing up to any abuse or even use.

pblais 05-13-2003 02:55 PM

Sikkens marine varnish
The really hard finishes are the most work to maintain. The little bit of flex in Cetol allows to give and take thus hold up longer.

If you want that deep polished glass look (many folks do) then you''ll need to work your butt off to keep it. You''ll want a full canvas awning to keep the boat covered any time not out on the water. I''ve seen them look that good but I sure wouldn''t want to own one<g>.

Cetol may not be the look everyone wants but with a small amount of work it will stay looking good.

You can use other products on the interior as it won''t get the sun and salt spray that the outside will.

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