Interior varnish color/stain

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Interior varnish color/stain

Postby ekukuy » Mon Dec 14, 2015 3:41 am

I recently purchased a 1985 43' Hans classic.
Looking to restore the interior as there are several areas that were neglected over the years or had water damage.
Does anyone know the original stain color?
Would like to match it so it all looks the same and original.
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Re: Interior varnish color/stain

Postby Bill » Mon Dec 14, 2015 6:12 pm

I think you will find that the Original color is more a blend of pigments added to your particular varnish of choice. Many "Varnishes" will be close and depending on what you are trying to recover may work out of the can just fine. We have found that Bristol Finish with their satin additive was close enough for some trim work. Our first method is to use some Murphy's oil soap first and if that does not do the trick (it is really just a cleaner) then try putting bee's wax on the old finish. This will eventually have to be re-applied (once or twice a year in the tropics) but does a nice job.

We have several pigments on board for larger jobs...The primary pigment is Orange.

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