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Interlux Schooner Varnish

Interlux Schooner Varnish combines the best qualities of classic varnish craftsmanship with the newest technology to create a high gloss finish that offers a traditional golden color. Apply over wood or epoxy for a deep, rich amber gloss finish.

This formulation contains UV protection filters to screen the sun's damaging rays for remarkable durability. Easy to apply Schooner has excellent water resistance, silky application and superior self-leveling properties.

Go for Two! Our new JD Interlux Schooner Kit (SCHOONERKIT) includes (2) Quart cans of varnish, (2) foam brushes, (2) paint strainers, (2) stir sticks, and (2) plastic paint pails. This is a great value. You save on the varnish and receive brushes, strainers, and pails for free!

 
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  • Finish: High Gloss
  • Specific Gravity: .894
  • Volume Solids: 53.4%
  • Typical Shelf Life: 2 yrs
  • VOC (As Supplied): 420 g/lt
  • Unit Size: 1 Pint, 1 US Quart
  • Number of Coats: At least 5-6 coats, Bare Wood Thin first coat 10%
  • Schooner varnish must be sanded between coats

 

VARNISH APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

Preparation

BARE WOOD: Sand with 80 grade (grit) paper. Wipe with Brushing Liquid 333. Apply sealer coat of Schooner reduced 10% with Brushing Liquid 333. PLYWOOD: Apply Inter-Prime Wood Sealer Clear 1026.

PREVIOUSLY VARNISHED WOOD: In Good Condition Sand surface with 120-150 grade (grit) paper and remove all dust. In Poor Condition If varnish is badly checked or peeling, remove finish to bare wood with Interstrip Semi-Paste 299E. Follow directions for varnishing bare wood.

Method Pour the amount you expect to use in a separate container. Strain it through a paint strainer to ensure there is no contamination. Apply at least 5-6 coats on bare wood and a minimum of 3 coats on previously varnished surfaces until a satisfactory finish is obtained. Sand between coats using 220-320 grade (grit) paper. Remove sanding residue with a rag dampened with Brushing Liquid 333.

Hints Mixing Do not shake. Stir gently.

Thinner Brush - Brushing Liquid 333. Spray - Special Thinner 216.

Cleaner Bare Wood - Brushing Liquid 333.

Ventilation and Humidity Control It is best to paint on warm, dry mornings. Cold weather retards the drying and humidity can spoil the gloss. Calm, cool, low humidity days are ideal.

Airless Spray Pressure: 170 bar/2500 psi. Tip Size: 0.33-0.41 mm/13-16 thou.

Conventional Spray Pressure Pot: Pressure: 3.44-4.47 bar/50-65 psi (gun pressure); 8-10 psi (pot pressure). Tip Size: 0.89-1.4 mm/35-50 thou. Siphon Cup: Pressure: 3.44-4.47 bar/50-65 psi - gun pressure. Tip Size: 1.5-1.8 mm/60-70 thou.

Brush Always use a clean brush that is kept specifically for varnishing. Clean brushes before use.

Roller If rolling, use a thin nap roller and "tip-off" with a clean natural bristle brush.

Other Spray pressures listed are recommendations only. The applicator may use any settings which yield the best results for the individual spraying technique and current weather conditions. To enhance appearance of the bare wood and fill porous open grain, apply Interstain according to label directions and allow to dry overnight.

Some Important Points Never leave bare wood exposed for long periods of time as it will absorb moisture. Avoid using Schooner straight from the can as this will cause it to age prematurely and may introduce contamination to the can. Failure to follow proper dry times carefully will cause improper drying, wrinkling and loss of adhesion. Avoid painting in direct sunlight. Product temperature should be minimum 10 deg C/50 deg F and maximum 29 deg C/85 deg F. Ambient temperature should be minimum 10 deg C/50 deg F and maximum 35 deg C/95 deg F. Substrate temperature should be minimum 10 deg C/50 deg F and maximum 29 deg C/85 deg F.

Compatibility/Substrates Apply to clean, dry, properly prepared surfaces only. Schooner can be applied over any varnish as long as it is adhered well and has been cleaned and sanded. Do not apply two part varnishes over Schooner.

Number of CoatsAt least 5-6 coats Bare Wood: Thin first coat 10%

Coverage (Theoretical) - 600 (sq ft/Gal) by brush, 480 (sq ft/Gal) by spray

Recommended DFT 2.0 mils dry

Application Methods Brush, Roller, Airless Spray, Conventional Spray - Pressure Pot or Siphon Cup

Drying Information  50 Degrees F  73 Degrees F  95 Degrees F 
Touch Dry (ISO)  3 hours  2 hours  1 hour 
Overcoating Info  Min-Max  Min-Max  Min-Max 
  16 hours  12 hours   8 hours 
TRANSPORTATION,STORAGE AND SAFETY INFORMATION

TRANSPORTATION: Schooner should be kept in securely closed containers during transport and storage.

STORAGE: Exposure to air and extremes of temperature should be avoided. For the full shelf life of Schooner to be realised ensure that between use the container is firmly closed and the temperature is between 5 deg C/40 deg F and 35 deg C/95 deg F. Keep out of direct sunlight.

DISPOSAL: Do not discard tins or pour paint into water courses, use the facilities provided. It is best to allow paints to harden before disposal. Remainders of Schooner cannot be disposed of through the municipal waste route or dumped without permit. Disposal of remainders must be arranged for in consultation with the authorities.

GENERAL: Read the label safety section for Health and Safety Information, also available from our Technical Help Line.

BRAND: Interlux
Number Of Parts: One Part
Type: Varnishes
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Interlux Schooner Varnish
 
4.9

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  • 3 Stars

     

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Even paint distribution (7)
  • Easy to clean (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Detailed work (8)
  • Large areas (6)
  • Small areas (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid do-it-yourselfer (13), Casual do-it-yourselfer (3)

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4.0

Nice patina

By Marsto

from Scranton, PA

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Pros

  • Easy To Clean

Cons

  • Deteriorates

Best Uses

  • Detailed Work
  • Large Areas
  • Small Areas

Comments about Interlux Schooner Varnish:

Flowed best when thinned 5-10%. Needs to be filtered especially after container has been opened. Had best results using small foam roller and occasional smoothing with foam brush. Use recommended thinning agent. Project was a 17 ft strip built boat.

 
5.0

Interlux Schooner Varnish

By That guy that builds kayaks

from Lake Erie

About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Dries hard
  • Goes On Easily
  • Great Varnish
  • Lasted Six Years

Cons

  • None

Best Uses

  • Any Needing Varnish

Comments about Interlux Schooner Varnish:

Put this varnish on my strip-built kayak six years ago. The varnish is still good but redoing the varnish due to scrapes and such.

I like this better than other varnish I've used due to ease of application. It goes on smooth and flows well.

I've used Interlux one part and two part paints and liked them so tried the varnish and found it to also be a very good product.

 
5.0

The Standard for Marine Varnish

By Exctyengr

from Prescott, Arizona/San Diego, CA

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Pros

  • Applies smoothly
  • Applies Smoothly Levels
  • Levels Almost Perfectly

Cons

  • Dries Slowly

Best Uses

  • Marine All Purpose Varnis

Comments about Interlux Schooner Varnish:

I have used Epiphanies, Total Boat, Petit products and still go back to schooner. It is the standard IMHO

 
5.0

The very best

By scott

from Townshend Vt.

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        Comments about Interlux Schooner Varnish:

        I have been a high end furniture maker for nearly 30 years. This is by FAR the very best varnish I've ever used.....bar NONE! In the last few years I've used all the big name marine varnishes...they're good, Schooner 96 is in a class by itself! I brush it on, but even spraying could not deliver a more even surface, this stuff flows/levels as efforlessly and perfectly as water!! And sanding!?!? after 24 hrs of drying it power sands to a fine dust, NO GUMMING I mean not even a hint! Truly amazing product!! If I may, a word to the manufacturer....do not under any circumstances change a thing about this varnish, you have reached absolute perfection.....a mighty rare thing these days.

        Thank you so much!!!

         
        5.0

        Good product better than the SY500

        By Ken H.

        from Olympia, WA

        About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Even Paint Distribution

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Detailed Work

          Comments about Interlux Schooner Varnish:

          Much better application than the Schooner Gold YVA500 product and the final results looked much better.

           
          5.0

          Great product and price

          By Big bear

          from Midland, MI

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                Comments about Interlux Schooner Varnish:

                Used Schooner varnish for 8 years. Goes on smoothly after dilution and dries fast. Looks great and appears to be durable. Still have a few raised bubbles but once the boat is outside they become very difficult to see.

                 
                5.0

                USED ON RESTORING A 1936 ALDEN YAWL

                By GERALDF

                from KINGSTON, MA

                About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Detailed Work
                    • Large Areas
                    • Small Areas

                    Comments about Interlux Schooner Varnish:

                    DON'T USE EXPENSIVE BRUSHES AND SOLVENTS. USE FOAM BRUSHES AND THROW AWAY CONTAINERS SPEND THE TIME TO SAND IN BETWEEN COATS AND FILTER EVERY TIME YOU USE THE VARNISH YOU WILL GET GREAT RESULTS.

                     
                    5.0

                    Super Product

                    By The kayak & boat builder

                    from GALLATIN GATEWAY, MT

                    About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

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                    Pros

                    • Gorgeous Golden Tone
                    • Self Levels

                    Cons

                    • 30 Days To Totally Dry

                    Best Uses

                    • Wooden Sea Kayaks

                    Comments about Interlux Schooner Varnish:

                    Thin slightly <10% for first coat. Sand lightly between coats, and wipe off dust.

                     
                    5.0

                    Still the Varnish Standard

                    By Exctyengr

                    from Prescott, Arizona/San Diego, CA

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                    Pros

                    • Levels Out Stroke Free

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Outdoor Brightwork

                      Comments about Interlux Schooner Varnish:

                      Interlux Schooner remains the gold standard for finishing marine brightwork. It applies smoothly, flattens out and cures to a hard long lasting finish. As an added bonus, it smells great, like a spar varnish should! I have used many varnishes but Schooner remains my return to favorite. I highly recommend this product for a long lasting, classic look for marine brightwork. That said, you do need to apply multiple coats with light sanding between coats. Like any marine varnish it does attract dust, bugs and other nasties that need to be sanded smooth between coats.

                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Great repeat results w/ Schooner

                      By JD Laker

                      from Lauderdale Lakes Wi

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                        Cons

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                            Comments about Interlux Schooner Varnish:

                            Our 1955 Chris Craft was stripped & varnished in mid 1990's. keeping up with refresher coats using the same Interlux Schooner has kept it looking great. So much has changed with paint & varnish coatings yet there is no adverse results between today's Schooner & the original applied almost 20 years ago.

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