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11-03-2013 05:56 PM
Re: Help with tired interior

Well if one is going to do links to bragging rights.....


Ok, I may be done!

11-03-2013 01:47 PM
Re: Help with tired interior

Beautiful work Gabrielle. I see you went for a satin finish. I can't seem to get away from using the deep glossy Helmsman. I love the way the deep gloss brings up the wood grain. But I may experiment with the satin finish inside this week.
11-03-2013 04:24 AM
Re: Help with tired interior

I did the same a couple of year ago... Visit my website you can find many tips to do it or ask me.
Cheers gabriele
11-03-2013 01:15 AM
Re: Help with tired interior

My boat was easy to revarnish, I literally unscrewed everything, took it home to the garage, sanded things down a bit, then put on IIRC 5-7 coats of spar varnish! I also redid all the vinyl hull lining too. but that is another story.

11-02-2013 10:16 PM
Re: Help with tired interior

It's for outdoors "spar varnish" has been used forever on boat exteriours. Teak, because it's oily sooner or later will cause any finish to "lift" especially near the edges. It is beautiful though. I have since gone with cetol natural teak on the exterior.
11-02-2013 07:40 PM
Re: Help with tired interior

Not done but coming along. Love the look of the helmsman glossy on teak. Happy too to find so much teak down below. Does the Helmsman varnish hold up on the exterior as well? I am tempted to redo exterior teak with this stuff.
10-26-2013 06:41 PM
Re: Help with tired interior

Spent the day finish sanding cleaning and first two coats of Helmsman. Quite pleased with results. Will put third coat on tomorrow and try for white end of the coming week. But so far I am feeling good about the project.
10-26-2013 11:10 AM
Re: Help with tired interior

The paint is easy. Tape off and carefully roll/ brush.
You will find that if you remove the trim and finish each element (trim and cabinetry) separately, the painting and the varnishing will go much, much faster and the result will be far better. You may also wish to give the cabin a really good vacuuming before starting any finish work. Wait at least an hour before applying finish after vacuuming, to let the airborne dust settle. For the same reason, close all the hatches and ports while finishing and leave the boat immediately after applying the finish. In colder weather expect drying times to double.

I would not roll/'s more time consuming in the end for this small a job. Interlux Brightsides flows out beautifully with just a china brush. Just lay enough paint to cover the cabinet and resist the urge to cover completely in one or two coats. Figure on 4-5 coats for a primo job, sanding with 220 and tacking between each coat.
10-25-2013 10:24 PM
Re: Help with tired interior

Not to hijack Rybham's thread, but I'm not going with the Herreshoff motif because my cabin already has too much white going on.

I have a total cabin liner that is white. The overhead, the sole, the settee backrests... I have very little wood, so I'm keeping what I got.
10-25-2013 10:13 PM
Re: Help with tired interior

I'm sure I'll get flak for this but for the white panels you could cover with formica.
No flak necessary. It's not really any different than a white fiberglass panel or bulkhead. Our head has several formica bulkheads and cabinets, trimmed with teak. Looks nice.
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