Jose Nieto knows a thing or two about fixing up boats. He’s on episode 10 of his Boston Whaler 13 restoration and in this episode, we loved his rolling and tipping demonstration using our varnishes. He started by sealing the wood with a few thinned coat of our Wood Sealer* and then topped that using TotalBoat’s Gleam 2.0 varnish. He made quick work of his coat building because he wasn’t hassled with sanding between each application. Jose has perfected rolling and tipping it appears, possibly because of his topside and interior “Whaler Blue” paint job, and in this video, he shows the right way to apply varnish with a roller, chasing it with a nice brush to flatten it out. He brushes from the wet edge of the varnish into the area he already brushed, feathering in that new varnish. It’s the right way to brush, made even quicker and easier, coat after coat, with a roller applying the material. Check out Jose’s channel where he’s making videos of his Whaler restoration and teaching us all a few things along the way!
We love that people from professional to home DIY “do-ers” are jumping into the video game. There is always something to learn and to share and confident DOY boaters and woodworkers have created some entertaining and educational content to help us all do our projects better, and often for less money and time, which is something we can all appreciate. Jose’s Whaler Blue paint job video is also shared below, but you can see all of his videos on his Extreme DIY Channel. Thanks for watching!
*NOTE! We do not recommend thinning the TotalBoat Wood Sealer. It is not necessary – it is already thinned and ready to use out of the can. No harm, but it means it soaks into the wood more and might be the difference between those last coats of varnish as your top coat.