Varnishing Dacron: water-based vs. oil based
- View SourceThanks to all those who've contributed to this group; it's helped me
on my project, which I'll have some more photos of soon.
My question is whether anyone has advice on varnish.
All the best varnish seems to be oil-based, and I plan to use this on
the wood of the boat.
But what experiences do any of you have using oil-based varnish on the
Dacron? I recognize the fumes, mess, toxicity, etc. But is it more
brittle on the fabric than water based? Does it bond differently? Or
make the fabric tear easier than water-based would? Any other
Oil-based varnish like Z-Spar seems to have better UV resistance, and
I'd rather not buy two cans of varnish if oil-based will work for all
aspects of this boat.
Thanks for your help