Bristol Finish urethane coatings are the finest exterior and interior wood coatings available today! With very low maintenance needed, our products pay for themselves year after year.
Our urethanes are designed to be fast and easy to use. There is no sanding required between coats, and only one hour between coats is needed. Bristol Finish will save you time and money.
Bristol Finish Traditional Amber Urethane is designed to deliver a beautiful finish to your wood using standard application techniques; however, there are also post-application procedures that may be used to eliminate minute defects from dust, as well as the blending of repairs. Wet sanding out small defects, then buffing out the sanding scratches back to a high gloss is a standard finish procedure for the most demanding applications. Perform the standard application of Bristol Finish, applying two extra coats (up to eight). Allow to cure...read more
This is where the project really starts to move, and the results begin to quickly show. It’s just the thing to lift your spirits after the dirty parts of the prep work. Taping and Masking This is a very important part of the job, but it’s really no big deal. There are a few things you need to know that make a big difference in both the effort required and the results you will get. First, decide now how to break the project into workable sections. Don’t assume that you will tape up the whole boat in an hour. It takes a little longer to do...read more
The success of any finishing project is very dependent on the condition of the surface that is going to be coated, as well as the preparation of the surface. If a varnish type finish is expected to hold up well in an exterior situation, the pieces must in effect be weatherproofed so that exposure to continual moisture doesn’t have a chance to lift the coating. Joint Integrity All of the joints in the structure must be properly glued and holding together. If there is excessive movement in any joint areas, proper repairs should be made...read more
The appearance of a finished surface depends more on smoothness than any other factor. Smoothness also plays a very important role in the durability or longevity of the coating, as a rough surface will have small, sharp edges and thin spots in the coating that is applied to it. These spots will show a premature “burn-through” or wearing due to insufficient coating thickness, so it’s necessary to get the surface sanded smooth before any finish is applied. Any wood that is to have a finish applied to it must be sanded smooth. This is a...read more