The finish on those is epoxy impregnated wood with a varnish finish. Mind you other than smoke and heat your finish wont be exposed to U.V. and moisture to the extent my kayak application is. If you go the varnish route I would suggest using a high grade spar varnish. I find that every few years I just need to wet sand and recoat - mostly to ...
Satin and semi-gloss varnishes are also softer than gloss varnishes because the flattening paste or agent used will soften the film finish. If you need a really hard abrasion resistant finish, but want a satin or semi-gloss sheen, it's best to use a gloss and after it has cured, rub it down with steel wool or other fine abrasives.
I am hoping this thread will be helpful to many that are looking for different finishes. Here is at least one thread getting really in depth into the Helmsman Spar Urethane (clear satin finish). Part of the reason I decided to try the Helmsman was the availability. My wife picked it up for me at Lowes. I think it was $53 for the gallon.
Gleam Spar Varnish has clear gloss and satin finishes that enhance the shine and durability of the surfaces they're applied to. Gloss Gleam is very shiny and very smooth. It's a little easier to clean, which makes it great for hand rails and trim.
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