I am "repairing" (not restoring) a Wood and Canvas canoe - possibly a Chestnut Pal. I am not replacing the gunwales at this point but they have a few sections of different wood from a previous repair, and some sections repaired with PCWoody. Visually, I am thinking of painting them rather than varnishing them. The wood is currently bare and will be sanded smooth. Is this advisable? What product do you recommend?