Re: [baidarka] List Archive

Stefano Moretti (
Thu, 07 May 1998 20:02:46 +0200

Date: Thu, 07 May 1998 20:02:46 +0200
From: Stefano Moretti <>
Subject: Re: [baidarka] List Archive

John Reynolds wrote:

> 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?

Who spoke about varnishing ? I sand varnish coats with 220 or 360 grit
wet dry paper.I can subscribe any word of yours for pure varnish, but
take my word or best, try out, the other stuff because it really
behaves differently.

Good sanding, Stefano