Refit of cabin interior.

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Refit of cabin interior.

Postby Iangibson » Thu Aug 15, 2019 9:36 am

Hi,
I am the new owner of PETREL #471.
The interior is very tired and needs some restoration work. Some of the wood around the companion way is water stained so was considering a limited amount of painting as an alternative to varnish.
Has anyone any experience of interior painting and how it has turned out?
Regards
Ian

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Re: Refit of cabin interior.

Postby Sirius » Sat Aug 31, 2019 9:03 am

Personally I wouldn't use paint - would ruin the HR style. 2 or 3 seasons ago I took out all the floorboards, sanded down and revarnished with a standard water based modern varnish. They came up so well that I didn't bother to refit or replace the carpets. More difficult to hand sand the bulkheads around the companionway but I think would be worth the effort. I don't varnish any teak, just clean with soaping water and use Boracol to prevent any mildew etc. Good luck.

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Re: Refit of cabin interior.

Postby Iangibson » Sat Aug 31, 2019 9:32 am

Thanks Sirius,
The more I look at it the more I agree with you. Varnish is the way ahead.
I was considering replacing all the cabin floorboards as they are badly marked and have been drilled and refixed numerous times. Also the floorboard in the heads compartment is cracked and does not match. I haven't tried to source a sheet of marine ply with the deck board stripe in it as yet, it must be possible.
Thanks again
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Re: Refit of cabin interior.

Postby Douglas1 » Sun Sep 15, 2019 11:47 am

Hi

You may want to consider buying the varnish from HR parts. It would match the rest of the varnish. Note it is expensive to buy from HR. Sanding down is hard work but worth it. I have only done a few of the floor boards but will do the rest this winter as well as work on the decks, with Borocal.
Douglas
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Re: Refit of cabin interior.

Postby Iangibson » Sun Sep 15, 2019 11:51 am

Hi
Thanks for the tip about the varnish.
My floorboards are too far gone so will have to replace them. Looking forward to getting started in November.
Regards
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Re: Refit of cabin interior.

Postby Iangibson » Tue Dec 31, 2019 2:50 pm

Hi,
My refit is going well. The new deck boards fit very well
Next I have to drill them for attaching, then varnish.
Petrel
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Re: Refit of cabin interior.

Postby Iangibson » Tue Dec 31, 2019 3:00 pm

Hi
Petrel's cockpit has taken many hours of hard work. All the black caulking has been replaced and the teak lightly sanded.
Delighted with the results.
Petrel
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Re: Refit of cabin interior.

Postby Iangibson » Tue Dec 31, 2019 3:05 pm

Hi
In my first post I asked if anyone had painted in the saloon. I tried for days to get the var ish to look right but could not get rid of the water stain. In the end I painted. I am very pleased with the result. A bonus is the extra reflected light in the galley.
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Re: Refit of cabin interior.

Postby Sirius » Thu Jan 02, 2020 7:54 pm

Good job Ian, the boards have some awkward angles. The white paint, particularly around the floor surround certainly makes the area brighter. I might follow you at least around the floor.

I had my complete decks recaulked and lightly sanded by Moody’s about 3 years ago. Made a great improvement and I use Boracol to keep it in pristine condition - it really works. You may find that you have to replace deck dowels and screws after sanding. About 150 dropped out when I sanded and since then another 50 have had to be done. Fairly simple job but you need to replace the screws with slightly bigger ones and flat heads.

Good luck for the new season

Tony

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Re: Refit of cabin interior.

Postby Iangibson » Thu Jan 02, 2020 8:11 pm

Tony
I have replaced a couple of dozen screws and re-plugged them. I used countersunk screws in place of the pan head ones, made a little more room to fit the new plugs.
I have only lightly sanded as I am keen not to do any damage. There is still open grain but I do want there to be some wood left.
Thanks for the encouraging words.
Ian

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