Boat is mostly in cherry either solid or veneered, with a few parts done in contrasting darker teak.
Redoing some of the interior finish which is a light golden colour... All of the clear varnishes I find have slight pigmentation that darkens the wood. What I want is the colour of the wood when I wipe it with thinners!
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19-02-12, 21:53 #1
Best clear varnish or lacquer for Cherry veneer?
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19-02-12, 22:45 #2
Osmo PolyX hard wax oil, assuming you have completely removed the existing finish. Brush on, wipe off surplus after half an hour. Repeat the next day. Maybe a third coat in high wear areas. Expensive, but the best oil finish I have ever used for interior work.
20-02-12, 08:43 #3Registered User
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20-02-12, 11:58 #4Registered User
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Must say that I've not noticed Epifanes darkening things - a wipe with thinners seems to be a pretty good approximation of how it will end up looking. But perhaps you've checked more carefully than I have.