Re: Finishing Bright?
- I always tried to avoid varnish in the past until I built a kayak
and used it. I was amazed at the ease of application, the
durability, and the beauty of the finised product. This was with Z-
Spar 'Captain's Varnish' over epoxy.
I basically followed the instructions on the CLC site (see address
at the bottom) and was amazed. I found it easier to apply and more
durable than paint, better looking, and you can see the condition of
the wood underneath.
Since then I have done some oars and some spars and been pleased
with the results with varnish over epoxy. I found it a little
harder to get a perfect finish on spars compared to a flatter
surface, but it still looked good. Maybe next time I will try the
IMO, there is no contest, varnish wins hands down over paint for
For a varnishing tutorial see: