I am about to embark on varnishing my Matunuck, which I have stained. I have to put a little paint on some spots, after I have sanded it all down, and then I want to start varnishing.
I have read some posts on here about varnishing, and I am a little confused. Some folks dilute it with Penetrol by 10 percent, or 10 percent mineral spirits and 10 percent penetrol -- Joey Schott says to do this. I have the proper varnish -- Valspar that CLC recommends. I have the right sand paper, I just need to get a squeegee and I am ready to go.
My question is, do I put a coat of 100 percent varnish on and then start diluting it after I have wet sanded? Or do I go right for the diluted formula? I am apprehensive about starting this process.
This is my first boat. Any words of encouragement out there?