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Posted: Wed Sep 21, 2011 9:49am

Post Subject: paint

The boards on my seats in the cratch are very scuffed and dull, what wood treatment would be best to restore them?


Posted: Wed Sep 21, 2011 10:05am

Post Subject: paint

First of all we need to be sure the boards are solid wood or plywood because many such boards have a hard "plastic" ply on the top and bottom face. These boars tend to have a geometric pattern on the top face. Next you need to ensure that whatever finish you put on them it should be mildly non-slip if you use these seats as steps when getting on and off the boat. If they really are wood I think any of the wood protectors of the Sikkens (spelling?) type would do well after a good sanding. Otherwise perhaps something like Danish oil. If you have one of the plastic faced boards then I fear your only option is paint. I used floor paint but had to re-paint every couple of years. I now have new boards. If you go down the new board route Hexagrip is one of the trade names, but it is vital to seal the cut edges of the boards. Tony Brooks

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