So...after stripping (man-many hours) off many years of bad varnish from the
Dyer Dow's wood bits I applied 5 coats of Cetol Lite (left over from the
mother ship) on the fresh mahogany seats and spars. The results were some-what
orangy but not bad. I thought the orangy-ness was from putting Cetol on
mahogany so it was what it was.
So when I acquired the oak gunwhale I asked the Better Half which Cetol color
she wanted (ran out of the Cetol Lite) and after a bit of perusal she decided
on Cetol Teak. Hmm, teak coloring on oak? But dutifully went out and got it,
applied a coat and it looked great!
Not the end of the story.
When I installed the rail I sanded a wee bit into the orangy mahagony and
re-coated it with the Cetol Teak. When we saw the results of the Cetol Teak on
the mahogany we both knew what I had to do.
Yup. Stripped (actually sanded) off the newly applied Cetol Lite and I am now
prescribing to the recipe proffered here...5 coats Cetol Teak and 2 coats Cetol
Than you for the great advice and the now great looking "Scallywag".
Mother-ship is next.
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