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varnish over oil finish?

Posted by fori (My Page) on
Fri, Aug 30, 13 at 16:49

Howdy! Back with another "will it stick?" question. I have a canoe with hardwood gunwales that were treated at the factory with an oil finish. According to the manufacturer's instructions, it should have additional finishing, either more of the oil finish or something more durable like a spar urethane.

Will a waterbased polyurethane stick to an oil finish without stripping? Or should I Just go with a nice exterior oil finish? The boat is stored indoors so it won't get a ton of UV exposure. Water resistance is of course a plus. :)

Any recommendations on what to use?


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RE: varnish over oil finish?

If you want the very best advice around,I suggest going to
SEA where you will find a wealth of information in the forums. Two members have worked out exceptionaly good systems for refinishing teak. Henery Boyd and a guy with a boat named AFTICA.

RE: varnish over oil finish?

Thanks for the tip. This definitely isn't teak--maybe ash and cherry? I mostly want to avoid having whatever I apply peeling off due to using the wrong stuff!

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