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Varnol

All, I was a bit shocked today to go to the shops and find that not only have they stopped stocking Varnol but they don't even make is anymore.

Is this true?

I have previously used as a soak before varnishing.  I have used deks olje but never tried to varnish over the top.

Has anyone had any success with alternatives?

Cheers

James
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I was all set to respond saying I get Varnol from Marine Store and went to their website to get a url only to find that they are out of stock and it is indeed out of production. I'll have to make what I have last!

B & Q Decking oil has done a good job for me in the past (at considerably less cost.) Others have tried it and found it satisfactory too.

Deks Olje is also good, but seems costly. You also need to buy different sorts for different finishes so not as versatile as Varnol.

I'll miss Varnol with it's distinctive aroma!

Tim.


On 11 Sep 2012, at 14:17, james gilchrist [via UK HBBR Forum] wrote:

All, I was a bit shocked today to go to the shops and find that not only have they stopped stocking Varnol but they don't even make is anymore.

Is this true?

I have previously used as a soak before varnishing.  I have used deks olje but never tried to varnish over the top.

Has anyone had any success with alternatives?

Cheers

James


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Apparently Varnol can't be made any more because the Norwegians are no longer producing a key ingredient (no idea which though.)

Another finish you could try is Sikkens Cetol Marine light varnish (natural.) They actually describe it as a "transparent satin impregnating oil/varnish based on a modified alkyd resin". Can be used as a primer or as a finish it it's own right.

I've used one tin on spars. It was nice to apply, goes on more like an oil finish. Soaks in and the excess can be wiped off leaving a satin finish. That can be over coated if you wish. Seems to be a good tough finish.

People have used the Sikkens Cetol Novatech wood stains on boats as well. Sikkens recommend it for use on decking and my decking sees more water and wear than any of my boats so it must be tough. Is a stain though so you have to choose colour with care.

Tim.

On 11 Sep 2012, at 14:17, james gilchrist [via UK HBBR Forum] wrote:

All, I was a bit shocked today to go to the shops and find that not only have they stopped stocking Varnol but they don't even make is anymore.

Is this true?

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Thanks Tim, I think I will do some trial pieces to test finishes

Cheers

James


On 11 Sep 2012, at 19:08, "Timmo [via UK HBBR Forum]" <[hidden email]> wrote:

Apparently Varnol can't be made any more because the Norwegians are no longer producing a key ingredient (no idea which though.)

Another finish you could try is Sikkens Cetol Marine light varnish (natural.) They actually describe it as a "transparent satin impregnating oil/varnish based on a modified alkyd resin". Can be used as a primer or as a finish it it's own right.

I've used one tin on spars. It was nice to apply, goes on more like an oil finish. Soaks in and the excess can be wiped off leaving a satin finish. That can be over coated if you wish. Seems to be a good tough finish.

People have used the Sikkens Cetol Novatech wood stains on boats as well. Sikkens recommend it for use on decking and my decking sees more water and wear than any of my boats so it must be tough. Is a stain though so you have to choose colour with care.

Tim.

On 11 Sep 2012, at 14:17, james gilchrist [via UK HBBR Forum] wrote:

All, I was a bit shocked today to go to the shops and find that not only have they stopped stocking Varnol but they don't even make is anymore.

Is this true?




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My spars, tiller etc were originally oiled with Varnol and they now need a re-coat. Any thoughts about what kind of oil I could use over the Varnol?
Thanks
Peter
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I used Deks Olje No 1 on my front door. Goes on nicely, good finish goes a long way. Their no2 is supposed to go over to provide a gloss finish. The no1 dries out in a week or so so I suppose any varnish would do.? The No 1 penetrates well to a good colour.

Richard
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Thanks Richard

The D1 says "all previous finishes must be removed" so I wonder if I can use it over old Varnol.

The D2 gives a "flexible gloss finish" which isn't really what I'm looking for.

Best
Peter

On 13 June 2017 at 15:17, inwe [via UK HBBR Forum] <[hidden email]> wrote:
I used Deks Olje No 1 on my front door. Goes on nicely, good finish goes a long way. Their no2 is supposed to go over to provide a gloss finish. The no1 dries out in a week or so so I suppose any varnish would do.? The No 1 penetrates well to a good colour.

Richard


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