So I'm almost at the point of painting my northeaster hull. This is my first build of any kind so I 'm not too pleased with the state of the interior's pre-finish surface area. My question is, are there any advantages to just using paint instead of varnishing? My thinking is that it will cover up some of my blemishes. I still plan to varnish rails, and thwart seats and maybe the centerboard truck. Thoughts?