Beer fueled Mayhem
I still make some of the recipes posted here!
This is a very cozy thread.
As long as you keep up with the varnish, so that you never have to take any part of it back to bare wood before you are ready to do the whole thing, the fading over time is not really a problem.The life of Spar Varnish. This was IRIAN in 2012.
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A little bleached out but the finish was 'maintained' for 6 more years, and then 'wooded' (coating removed) and a new varnish foundation laid down.(2018).
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Launched 5 years later(today). The house is somewhat bleached ahead of the topsides. So it goes with brightwork on most of these boats. Owners getting their money's worth out of the protective coating.
Note: Those 2 splines will probably blend in about the time the topsides are again wooded. That's maybe 10-15 years down the road(?).
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7-8 years old varnish serving notice.
I decided to fix a few lifted spots to put off stripping for another season.
This gave me some video material. I shot this on an iPhone 14 pro max on a tripod in time lapse. Took that into CapCut editor, added a couple of photos, color adjustments, etc.
Then onto Youtube to try adding some music. Easy.
I know the music copyrights are strict on Youtube so I used their muzak, for practice. So far, Youtube is an easy upload/edit tool.
I realize now, this is what AI picked for a thumb. That's gonna get me no hits,...
Interesting. I've never used a foam roller for varnish before. I mostly use foam brushes for touch-up, and occasionally to build up on trim before putting on final coats with a regular badger brush. I have trouble getting enough varnish on anything but a flat surface with a foam brush.
'Hot dog roller',...good one.When I was varnishing my canoes, I rolled and tipped the varnish on. worked great on the exterior and interior.
I've since learned from some varnishers at the yard, that I'd be considered a hot dog roller, a being to be looked down upon.
the finish looks great, and the paddling set doesn't care about such things. I'm not sure boat owners would either though...
Could you give brand/source for those foam rollers? There seem to be a million types of them.'Hot dog roller',...good one.
I prefer the square cut 4" foam rollers. If you use 1 1/2" painters tape along the edges, you can lay a full even coat right up to places like the bottom edge of the coamings, toe rails, and house where varnish meets the deck.
Could you give brand/source for those foam rollers? There seem to be a million types of them.
Foam roller and foam brushes would work for applying polyurethane to a cabin sole? I'm finishing up the forecabin and it has been difficult to evenly apply. Looking for a better technique before I start the main cabin sole.
Cabin sole would be an ideal location for this technique.Foam roller and foam brushes would work for applying polyurethane to a cabin sole? I'm finishing up the forecabin and it has been difficult to evenly apply. Looking for a better technique before I start the main cabin sole.