Jun 12 2016

Le Tonkinois varnish

Published by at 12:01 pm under Boat Projects,Shilshole Marina

For those of you who have read my blog on varnishing this season.  I want to add a couple of notes on how to get a hold of the varnish I use Le Tonkinois. You may try getting it from the Northwest Maritime Center 360-385-3628  in Port Townsend. They use it and sell it.  I have found that it is easier and faster to get it from American Rope and Tar out of San Diego, CA.  I have added a link to American Rope and Tar under Other in the link section of this Blog.

There are a few other things to remember about this varnish.  You do not thin it down.  No sanding between coats. Re-coat in 24 hours.  Six coats recommended rather than three.  It can be applied over any other varnish, provided you sand before the first coat of Le Tonkinois.  One fun thing is it comes in a square or rectangle can so it is easy to store.  Happy Varnishing 2016.

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  1. fulvioon 13 Jun 2016 at 11:29 am

    Hi Kristen,
    Thanks for the tip about Le Tonkinois, I might try it!
    I was going to ask where you bought it from, but you already answered that. The only question left is: how much did you use? Did you get the 1 Liter can, or more?