Yesterday I decided that today would be a great day to polish the stainless on the port side of the deck. Isn’t it funny how tomorrow always seems a great day to do big jobs that you don’t particularly enjoy? So being a conscientious and hard-working sort I of course decided the galley was a […]
Finishing Touches: Oil finishes on marine interiors
I’ve been working on interior marine finishes lately, sorting out what our preferences will be for the new boat. Our last boat, Phoenix, had a mahogany interior and everything was varnished in the traditional marine way with a high-gloss varnish. Eurybia has a teak interior and a subtle rubbed finish that has become popular in […]
Varnishing 101: Methods for Getting Great Results
Varnish has been used for over 1000 years and still has a certain mystique. Well-applied varnish gives wood a glow and depth that seems nothing short of magical. But although varnish brings out the beauty in wood, varnishing all too often brings out the beast in the varnisher.