Our 1925 Old Town Canoe has her first coat of paint. With a little help from my father, age 84, we got on her first coat of paint. Additionally the outer gunwale got stained and both gunwales and decks got varnished. Once the varnish is dry, it will get buffed (little more gentle than sanding) and get 3-4 more coats until it is sealed and glossy. The paint will get sanded until there is nearly no color showing, and the canvas will also receive 3-4 coats of paint until it is sealed and glossy.