Pilot House Window Varnish

Finally getting around to refinishing the Pilot House Window Frames.  Ophelia is a 17 year old boat, and the UV sun damage was significant to the teak wood frames around the windows.  After taping the 10 window frames off, we did a light sanding, followed by 2 Coats of Epifanes Clear High Gloss Varnish with Extra UV-Filter protection (25% to 35% thinned), followed by 3 coats of Epifanes Rubbed Effect. The rubbed effect removes the high gloss look and leaves the wood looking more satin.

Rubbed Effect is considered a “hard finish” varnish, with good scratch & scuff resistance.  Apparently it is also impervious to most chemicals aboard a boat, but I am hopeful there will not be any chemicals finding there way near my Pilot House window trim, anytime soon!

The steps I took to complete this varnish job, are the exact same steps I followed, when i re-did the salon window trims. They will match perfectly & should look great for 2 to 3 years before I need to add another coat or two of Rubbed Effect.

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