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This book was written to make your life in and around boats easier. It is comprehensive, based on years of first-hand experience with products that work and those that have failed to live up to the claims of their advertisers. It doesn't cover every product of every paint manufacturer. What it does do is discuss the products that work best in our shop, and in the process, takes you through preparatory steps, through application, and on to maintenance. In short, if someone was going to apply to our shop for a job as a finisher, this is the information we would expect them to know.

To the best of our knowledge, it is the first time it has all been gathered together between two covers. Two of the many topics included that you won't find elsewhere are incising a waterline and estimating–there's even information on gold leafing. Nearly everyone thinks they can paint; from a professional's viewpoint, nearly all of them are wrong. Here is the information you need to get the job done right the first time so you can spend more time where you would rather be–out on the water. At less than the cost of a good varnish brush, it's money well spent.

Chapters include...

    The Basics
    Tools of the Trade
    Maintenance & Repair


Where white paint comes together with Grand Banks Biege and Burgundy, even professionals reach for the masking tape...Dark reds like this are particularly messy to work with, but the way they look when they are done makes it worth the trouble, at least in our opinion.  Have a look for yourself (This is Matinicus Double Ender Freedom II).


Finishing...97 pages, 27 illustrations, indexed.

By the way, Finishing is also available together with Repairs on a single combined CD.
You can save a few bucks and have both volumes at the same time.
You can check it out right here.


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  1. Finishing - Proven Techniques For A Professional Final Touch

    Posted by Paul Marcotte on Sep 14th 2015

    Mr. Simmons removes any doubt as to what products should be used, and more importantly when to use them during the build. As a novice , I found it comforting to know if I follow the steps outlined in Finishing, success was likely. Regardless of the finish you decide to apply, know that Finishing will guide you every step of the way.

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