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Just like "wax on, wax off" - "varnish on, varnish off"

Repeat, ad infinitum. Just remember, it's the only path to becoming a true master.
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Re: Varnish. AAAGH!

If you really, really want to learn how to varnish, pm me and we'll start with prepping the brush.
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I love to varnish . I don't find it tedious . I love the sight of rain beaded up on new varnish . I love to think about Diane Sawyer lying naked across one of my hatches freshly varnished . There is nothing about the ritual I find onerous .
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Why would you want to varnish Diane Sawyer?
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Re: Varnish. AAAGH!

Teak oil on teak. Easy to keep up.

Watched a friend spend several sailing days and hours sanding and applying Cetol. Not for me.
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Why would you want to varnish Diane Sawyer?
To preserve the epoxy from UV damage.
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Re: Varnish. AAAGH!

Since I got my boat (this past Apr), I've been working on redoing all the exterior teak. The old stuff was chipping off and bad condition. It looked like it was painted rather than varnish. Then, from what I had read about Cetol, I assumed that was used before. Looking through old maintenace logs, I saw that it was Cetol. I didn't like how it looked, even though this was pretty old finish that was being removed.

Now, I'm going with Epifanes and started working on some of it. Looks good so far. If you're going this route, get LOTS of foam brushes. I'm new myself to the varnish world but it does seem to be working out well so far.

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Re: Varnish. AAAGH!

I've used a paper towel, lint free, to apply the varnish. I wear gloves, saturate the towel with the varnish then slowly pull the towel over the teak. No brush strokes and no clean up. I do use painters tape.
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