Varnish that lasts
can drive you mad with sanding
, scraping, brushing on coat after coat of expensive goop with special brushes
, then sanding
between coats all to have a nice effect that last a few months at best. That is unless you are using Rystix - Wood Sealer.
For years now we have been using a wood protection product manufactured by a small company in South Africa
. The stuff is amazing. Here in the tropics where most varnishes die in a few months we have wood that was protected with Rystix in 2002 that still looks fine. Once a year we just scrub it with soap and fresh water
, then bung on another coat. That is it maties, job done, and off to the bar in less time than it takes most yachties to get out all the stuff they need for the yearly scrapping and sanding drudge – not to mention the days and days it takes to apply and wet sand all those coats.
I have no idea what is in the stuff but UV just bounces off with no visible result, it moves with the wood so does no start peeling off, and protects the wood like a mad Doberman with a new bone. No sanding between coats and no special skills to get a great finish, just goop it on 3 x more or less evenly and that’s it. Even I can’t get it wrong with this stuff. In any case, here is their website HYPERLINK "http://www.rystix.co.za" Rystix - For people who love wood
well worth a visit unless you really are looking for an excuse not to go sailing. In that case stick with the classic varnishes and you can dodge weeks and weeks of skippers meetings, in the local bar, every year.
I should mention Rystix is not one of our sponsors. They just make one hell of a good product that deserves mentioning to our friends.
Found the above on this web site:
VEGA September/October 2010
Has anybody tried this Super Varnish