I am not sure what tones St. Lawrence University uses for its "Scarlet and Brown" school colors, but Jerry Stelmok used Pettit's E-Z Poxy Topside Boat Paint "Fire Red" and Zinsser's Bulls Eye amber shellac for those colors. The picture above shows the brand new canoe; five seasons later, the red paint is in excellent shape; the shellac bottom shows some weathering and scuffing. During that time, I have minimized a few small bottom scuffs by simply wiping with alcohol, and overall, weathering/aging seems to have thinned the shellac coating over most of the bottom, even though the canoe is generally kept inside a garage. It will probably be too cold when I next make it up to Maine, so come next spring, I expect to put a new coat of shellac on the bottom. I'll may try spraying it on to avoid the minimal blotching that can occur when brushing shellac.