Stripping Bleaching & Staining

Stripping old paint, whether dry scraping or with a chemical stripper, is just plain no fun, but the materials and techniques offered here will reduce the drudgery and enhance your results materially.

1954 penn yan captivator bleaching

1954 Penn Yan Captivator Aristocrat Bleaching Milestone

With her bottom repaired and having received two coats of Clear Penetrating Epoxy Sealer, we ...
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1954 penn yan captivator transom bottom preservation

1954 Penn Yan Captivator Aristocrat Transom Bottom Preservation

Penn Yan Striptite hulls’ below-waterline plank seams are notoriously difficult to render watertight. We have ...
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1967 lyman cruisette how-to stain varnish

1937 Lyman Cruisette – How-to Strip Varnish & Stain

Stripping paint and varnish from antique and classic wood hulls must be the least rewarding ...
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1967 lyman cruisette rot under varnish

1967 Lyman Cruisette – Rot Unveiled When Varnish Stripped

We truly believed we’d found any and all rot existing on Eagle’s hull, but forgot ...
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1954 penn yan captivator stripped hull

1954 Penn Yan Captivator Aristocrat Post Stripping Findings

Yesterday we stripped her transom, flipped her, released her splash rails and stripped her bottom ...
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1940 lyman yacht tender staining

1940 Lyman 16′ Yacht Tender Staining Update

With nineteen coats of Pettit Easypoxy Hi-Build varnish applied to her topsides, transom; and engine ...
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1957 lyman runabout how to bleach

1957 Lyman Runabout – How to Bleach

We have released the 1957 23’ Lyman Runabout’s aft seating, both of the jump seats ...
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1957 lyman runabout staining

1957 Lyman Runabout Endless Staining Begins

We’ve just blasted through a major milestone in our 1957 23’ Lyman Runabout preservation! ALL ...
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1938 chris craft circa 1850 interlux 200e stripping

1938 Chris Craft – How-to Strip INT 200E Barrier Coat using Circa 1850

Yes, once again, no matter how long I’ve been preserving wood boats, seldom does a ...
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1957 lyman runabout bleach stain

1957 Lyman Runabout Bleach & Stain Part II

Here is Part II of the crew blasting through the bleach-stain milestones as we apply ...
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