Re: Varnish or Woodstains
This is the hunt for the Holy Grail isn't it. Four years ago on the advice of the Surveyor I splined some serious shakes in the cabin sides and then epoxied a thick mahogany veneer over the top to create an entirely new finish. So now to do the perfect brightwork. Two coats of Blake's Woodsealer - very nice, easy to apply felt as tough as nails followed by four coats of 2 pot polyvarnish. Great for year 1 - 3 topped up with two coats of polyvarnish each year. End of last year - ugh - a nasty opaque bloom has developed in two places in quite large patches. It is like a fawn coloured paint and appears (I've yet to fully investigate) to be in one of the first layers of varnish ie 6-8 coats down depending on how much I abraded each year before recoating. There is no sign of any failure in the surface of the coating nor blackening of the timber suggesting dampness coming though from underneath. Why fail after three years? Is the rest going to go the same way? How do I repair it so it doesn't look like a charity blanket? Blakes can't tell me. Any suggestions?
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