When Tarbrush was here to oversee work on Falls of Clyde, one of the many things he suggested was to try out le Tonkinois as an alternative to regular varnish.
I purchased a tin (original) to see what it is like to work with and how it looks. Over the past few days, I have been working on a small section of the poop deck rail. Fortunately, the weather has been cooperating…not too hot and no rain.
The test subject:
Detail of the rail as it was before I started:
Power to the ship has been dodgy lately, so I had to hand sand it. I am pretty patient, so it was not a problem.
Sanded and cleaned:
Here is what the first coat of le Tonkinois looked like:
I applied the second coat yesterday afternoon. So far, so good I think! 😀