Soon I'll be finishing the interior of an Oughtred Wee Rob canoe which has open gunwales. These have openings which are (in plan view) 7/16'' (11 mm) by 4'' (100 mm) in size. The interior will be painted and the gunwales varnished.
A few questions regarding the gunwale spaces and interior/gunwale interface:
- Varnish before painting or paint before varnishing?
- Other than using a suitably sized small brush, is there an easier way of varnishing the insides of the gunwale openings?
- Any other tips, tricks or suggestions on how to make this part of the finishing as enjoyable as possible ?