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Painting and Varnishing

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Painting and varnishing is part art and part science. The keys to success are a well-conceived plan of action, the correct choice of tools and materials, a careful preparation of the surface, proper application of the coating, and a "feel" for what you are doing. That's AIDA on the cover... a Herreshoff keel/centerboard yawl.

Table of Contents:

  • Quick Steps to Spring Painting
  • Paint Adhesion
  • The Wood/Paint Interface: Will It Stick?
  • Mildew, and Lots of It!
  • Painting for Longevity
  • Painting for Decoration
  • Rolling and Tipping
  • Paintbrush Care
  • For Her Name's Sake
  • Name in Gold, Hail in Black
  • The Fine Art of Stripping Paint
  • Taking It Off with Chemical Strippers
  • Scrapers
  • Looking Good Again
  • Linear Polyurethanes
  • Water-Based Clear Coatings
  • Antifouling Paints
  • Quick Steps to Spring Varnishing
  • Hot-Weather Varnishing
  • Two-Can Finishes, or One
  • A Lasting Finish
  • Mast Protection
  • Arabol
  • Maintenance with Meaning

    Part of The WoodenBoat Series, this book is a compilation of articles that have appeared in WoodenBoat magazine.