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Interlux Varnish Selection Guide


The Perfect Varnish For Your Project

Use this guide to our varnish products, which answer the most common customer questions, to help you pick the perfect varnish for your project.

Interlux Varnish

From the makers of top of the line bottom paints and Brightside, Interlux's varnishes are easy to work with and come in a variety of styles.

Perfection Plus
A high gloss, 2-part polyurethane varnish, with similar properties to the Interthane line.

  • Ultimate performance polyurethane two part varnish
  • Polyester urethane resin provides superior chemical and abrasion resistance and very hard finish
  • Superior gloss and gloss retention in clear urethane/varnish
  • Ultimate UV protection — lasts up to 4 times longer than ordinary varnishes
Schooner
Formerly Plus 5, Schooner is a traditional varnish with high ultra violet protection.
  • Premium quality, traditional tung oil varnish
  • Faster coat build-up through high build formulation, reduces required number of coats
  • Rich golden color and deep gloss
  • Excellent UV protection
  • Good flow-out and self-leveling characteristics for easier application
  • Suitable for interiors, exteriors and over existing varnish
Schooner Gold
  • Advanced UV technology, in our longest lasting one-part varnish
  • Applies and performs like a professional varnish; exceptional deep gloss and traditional amber color
  • High viscosity formulation for higher build; excellent self-leveling, less sanding between coats reduces labor
  • Suitable for all internal and external woods, including oily timbers such as Teak
Goldspar Satin
  • Goldspar quality interior varnish with a satin finish
  • Good flow-out and fast drying for easier application
  • UV, scratch and alcohol resistant
  • For interior use
Original Superspar Varnish
  • Traditional, general purpose gloss varnish
  • Good flow, flexibility and gloss retention
  • High clarity finish for light color woods
  • Interior, exterior and over existing varnish


Solution Choices:
Info obtained from Interlux

Perfection

Interlux Perfection

Schooner

Interlux Toplac

Schooner Gold

Interlux Brightside

Goldspar
Satin

Interlux Interdeck

Original

Interlux Bilgekote

Common Problems:

Can I achieve a high gloss professional
looking finish with this varnish?

YES YES YES

NO

YES

What’s the best varnish for interior wood?

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What’s the best varnish for scratch resistant, exterior decking?

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DO NOT USE

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Is this product suitable for
interior and exterior wood?
YES YES YES INTERIOR
ONLY
YES
How durable and long lasting
is this varnish?

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Can I apply this directly onto existing varnish? YES, IF EXISTING VARNISH IS A TWO-PART YES YES YES YES
Which thinners do I need? 2333N 333 333 333 333
Which varnish offers the best UV protection and resistance to yellowing?

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INTERIOR USE ONLY

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Which varnish offers the best gloss retention? NO YES YES YES YES
My boat gets lots of abuse and abrasion. Which topside products offer the best protection?

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Additional tips:
If varnishing bare wood, use Interprime Wood Sealer 1026 or thin your first coat of varnish 15-20%. This first 'sealer coat' will soak into the wood, giving a better, smoother base for your varnish job, that will last longer.

For maximum longevity of your wood finish system, only use Interlux® Boatcare products when cleaning and maintaining your boat. Many household cleaners and some marine soaps, stain removers, teak cleaners and waxes will damage the topside finish.

Interlux Boat Painting Guide 2010

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