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watai0102
09-27-2017, 03:29 AM
I have a boat with wood trim inside. It has been finished before and begining to look a little rough. What type of stain or finish should I use? It is a pleasure boat that is kept on fresh water lake.

chawk_man
09-28-2017, 08:07 AM
Marine grade varnish is the best in my opinion. Four to five coats. Lightly sand between coats. Just follow the directions on the container. Should last a long time and works very well. If it starts looking a bit dull at some later point, just lightly sand again and apply another coat or two.

makomark
09-29-2017, 04:34 PM
As a rule, you want to get something that's compatible with the existing finish....marine grade varnish is popular though recoating is usually necessary after a couple years....a good (UV-resisting) cover will improve that a bunch...