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HELP!? Quick drying marine varnish

I have just boat a very small GRP boat, there is wood slat decking as well as a wood front to the cabin which has a door, probably about 65sqrft of total varnish-able area.

I am looking for a varnish that I will be able to finish applying over the weekend. Google has been telling me I need to apply 4-6 layers of varnish, and the majority of varnish’s I’m finding require overnight drying time.

I have found one varnish called “Totalboat Lust Matte Finish Marine Varnish” which is a polyurethane and linseed oil mix. This can be overcoated every hour, this is incredibly fast compared to other varnishes I’ve found. Unfortunately this is really hard to get a hold of in the UK.

Does anyone know any quick drying varnishes available in the UK? Also does anyone have any better ideas of how many coats I should be applying. The wood be exposed to the weather and spray, but will not be on the exterior of the boat or below the water level.

Submitted May 19, 2021 at 08:46AM by thetopcatdog
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