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Re: paint or varnish
Posted by Robert N Pruden on Oct 3, 2004
Ive done both paint and varnish, both finishes got mangled equally. Both finishes hold up well with proper application. I used Tremclad Paint or the American equivalent, Rustoleum, with excellent results. I used Spar Varnish with excellent results. The decision is basically one of esthetics: are you wanting to hide any flaws- then paint; or do you want a nice wood grain finish - then varnish. I love graphic designs so I usually half paint and half varnish.
The link below takes you to pictures of all my boats and the graphics they had or have. There's a lot you can do.
Robert N Pruden
Images of my boats
In Response to: paint or varnish by Terry Lob on Oct 2, 2004