Here's a dumb question from a new boat owner. I have a 35 year old (new to me) boat with interior
wood that badly needs attention. The first problem is that the wood surfaces, especially the "high touch" areas are dirty. I have cleaned with soap and water
, and have lots more to do, but here's my question: whether I ultimately oil or varnish
the surfaces, do I need to worry about removing the residue introduced by the cleaning
, and if so, how do I do that? Acetone? I have read through the threads, and did not find anything that directly addressed this.
Fyi, years ago (like 35 years) I varnished the interior of my dad's boat, but I definitely did not know what I was doing back then so prior experience is not helpful, and anyway it was a five year old boat without the accumulated grime of decades. Also, does anyone have experience using linseed oil as a finish vs varnish
? I saw one post on that option.