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Old 04 October 2012, 17:51   #1
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Yacht Varnish

Hi, I've got a really special job that I need to do again as the yacht varnish was not very good and it hasn't lasted. It's gone sort of white in places.

Can anyone recommend a very good yacht varnish and the steps that I need to take to ensure it lasts.

Thanks in advance Alex
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Old 04 October 2012, 18:01   #2
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make sure you prepare well and take all the dust of from your sanding. Buy International put it on thin and sand with fine pare in between coats and give a few and it should come up ok. You really have to put the work in to get a really good job.
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Old 04 October 2012, 18:09   #3
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Cool, I'll have a look in Cowes this weekend

I did use sanding sealer and I don't think the varnish is sticking to it very well.
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Another possibility is this: le tonkinois varnish
Its a natural varnish, not a polyurethane one.
It does weather and will need redoing at some point.
The trouble with polyurethane varnishes is that it becomes detached from the wood but stays in place, then moisture gets into that space between the wood and varnish and discolours the wood.
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What kind of wood are you varnishing? If it's teak or oak, you'll struggle due to the natural oils in the wood.
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