For the premise of this post, go back one post. This post is about yet another instance of a paint job gone wrong. Not functionally wrong, just esthetically wrong, though not entirely, not in my estimation anyway.
If I had read the label on the varnish I would have found out that once the varnish is fully cured, you need to sand it before you try to paint over it. As you might guess, I just painted without sanding and so after about a year or so the new paint turned brittle and on exposure to sun started flaking off a little at a time. As I said, I liked the look - kind of like lichen on a rock or a seal with the mange, but I finally had to throw in the towel on this paint job and scraped and sanded and then covered it over with a coat of gray latex paint.