Varnish Lust. Oh It’s A Real Thing.

Sylvia 7 coatsLove is in the air. No really, you can smell it! We are getting close to Springtime and those glorious fresh varnish jobs. There is nothing like a fresh or refreshed varnish job. If you have spent weeks sanding and varnishing, you know that moment when a dream coat goes on and you just sit there and look in awe at how deep and pure the finish is. You feel like you don’t deserve such a stunning finish. For a brief moment you just want to dive in naked and swim around in the deep grain and varnish mix of perfection. Oh yeah. OK, maybe this is a little disturbing. Was it the naked part? But ya gotta admit, when you see that fresh finish, it warms your heart.

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After 9 coats you start to get the idea

And then it all fades after a couple of months, after the first scratch, after the first rain, it all kinda fades like the finish. Oh sure you love the varnish, for better or worse, and you are committed to it. But you secretly desire that time when your varnish was new and exciting, when you would sneak out for a noon time ride. Admit it. That’s what we now call “Varnish Lust”  Today is Varnish Lust Day! Post your fresh varnish shots. You know you have them. Those naked shots of your true love without all that chrome of stuff covering her.

24 replies
  1. Eric
    Eric says:

    For your own boat it is ‘varnish lust’. for someone else’s boat shouldn’t it be varnish envy? Does that make me a “varnishphile?

  2. Chris B.
    Chris B. says:

    Its been -40 up here no naked put on a sweater.Tractor well not start to blow the snow. thanks for warming up the day, lets think varnish and forget about winter.

  3. RiverRat
    RiverRat says:

    At her most pristine, 6 coats epifanes and 2 coats of santan on her sole. I had to stop and put her in the water for the first time since I took over her care to see if she would float.

  4. Captain Nemo
    Captain Nemo says:

    It’s hard to accomplish a perfect job in a dusty, dark boat shed. Looks better in the pic. I call it a reality varnish job.

  5. Tuobanur
    Tuobanur says:

    Still working on mind from the accident so the smell of fresh varnish is still in the air, this is a shot before when you could still smell the varnish.

  6. tommyholm
    tommyholm says:

    some times in the dark of night and the cold of winter, you just varnish up some scrap wood to get the buzz going

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