Beadboard Porch Ceiling

Anonymous asked 10 years ago

I have a beadboard porch ceiling in good condition, but in need of a fresh finish. It looks like whoever installed it used a marine spar varnish, which is what I plan to use. What is the best way to prepare the surface? Sand off the varnish? Scraping doesn’t look like it would do much good as nothing is flaking.

2 Answers
MagicDave answered.

No just lightly wipe it down with rag and Lacquer Thinner… then simply reapply the Spar Varnish…

Crowder Painting answered.

Stripping isn't needed. A light sanding to remove any loose varnish plus increase adhesion and cleaning as Dave mentioned is all that is needed before recoating.