Solvent based varnish

KeithT

KeithT

Hillwalking, chickens and - err - garden railways.
24 Oct 2009
13,052
Nr Manchester
I am looking to paint some coaches in GNR teak but try as I might I can’t find any spirit based varnishes locally. Nowadays, varnishes all seem to be water based and they simply don’t produce the results I want.
Any ideas where I might find the appropriate “stuff” welcomed..
 
PhilP

PhilP

G Scale, 7/8th's, Electronics
5 Jun 2013
26,160
Tamworth, Staffs.
Possibly a boat chandlers? - A 'marine' varnish, perhaps??

Maybe a vehicle refinisher's supply house?

All I can think of.. :wondering::think:
 
Madman

Madman

Registered
25 Oct 2009
13,687
Pennsylvania, USA
Over here the only state that might not have much in the way of solvent based paints and varnishes would be California. Otherwise any paint store, Home Depot, Lowes, or good hardware store would have it.

I agree that the oil based varnishes are still more durable than water based. Although water based paints have come a long way in recent years. In the early '90s I used Pratt & Lambert oil based white on a job we did in Philly, because the client specified it. It lasted only a few years before it had to be repainted. We followed the guidelines of the manufacturer to the tee as the project was an historical restoration. The paint yellowed rather quickly, maybe a year or two.
 
KeithT

KeithT

Hillwalking, chickens and - err - garden railways.
24 Oct 2009
13,052
Nr Manchester
Possibly a boat chandlers? - A 'marine' varnish, perhaps??

Maybe a vehicle refinisher's supply house?

All I can think of.. :wondering::think:
I like the boat chandlers suggestion. :) In the past they have come up with solutions with things like smoke units, bells, horns etc and at better prices than some rail based stuff.
I wonder if the one in Hazel Grove (by the Sea!?) is still there?
 
KeithT

KeithT

Hillwalking, chickens and - err - garden railways.
24 Oct 2009
13,052
Nr Manchester
KeithT

KeithT

Hillwalking, chickens and - err - garden railways.
24 Oct 2009
13,052
Nr Manchester
KeithT

KeithT

Hillwalking, chickens and - err - garden railways.
24 Oct 2009
13,052
Nr Manchester