Re: [baidarka] List Archive

John Reynolds (
Wed, 06 May 1998 15:09:38 +0000

Date: Wed, 06 May 1998 15:09:38 +0000
From: John Reynolds <>
Subject: Re: [baidarka] List Archive

Stefano Moretti wrote:
> Dr. Rene Rajewicz wrote:
> >
> > BTW
> >
> > several months ago, somebody listed a recipe for a finish that
> > could be applied to woodent frames etc:

> This formulation allows future painting with no hassle for sanding and
> other preparation.

> Finish is matte and warm honey glow on clear woods.
> Blend stores fine for only few days , preferably in can with little
> amount of air.
> Good luck, Stefano

You are relying on luck to a great degree for cohesion between varnish
coats. The bond between coats in varnish is a mechanical bond relying on
roughness of surface to make that bond. Because of the lack of presumed
sanding before the initial coat you are presenting a fairly rough
surface to bond to. Subsequent layers will have less "tooth" to bind to.
Once the finish has been nicked to raw wood, water could wick under the
finish causing peeling and blisters. How do you recoat for upkeep after
the skin is applied?