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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 1 US Gallon
  • 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
 
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Pros

  • Even paint distribution (6)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Detailed work (5)
    • Large areas (4)
    • Small areas (3)
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    5.0

    Super Product

    By The kayak 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

    About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

    Verified Buyer
    Ensign

    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

      About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

        Cons

          Best Uses

            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.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Best of the bunch

            By Sabre Sailor

            from Annapolis to the Bahamas

            About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Even Paint Distribution

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Detailed Work
              • Large Areas
              • Small Areas

              Comments about Interlux Schooner Varnish:

              I've used a variety of varnish products on my Sabre but I always return to Interlux Schooner. Any varnish may work on little curved pieces like hand rails and trim, but Interlux Schooner is the only one that works on large flat areas because of its self-leveling properties, plus it really looks great. Renew with 3-5 coats every year and you'll be one happy boater.

               
              5.0

              Great buy on a great product

              By Poppy

              from Houston, TX

              About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Coats Builds Up Nicely
              • Easy to use
              • Great Look
              • Kit Was Super Buy

              Cons

              • None

              Best Uses

              • Detailed Work
              • Exterior Finishing
              • Exterior Wood Protection

              Comments about Interlux Schooner Varnish:

              I purchased Schooner varnish because of recommendations I read on line. It worked great as a brush on finish. I sanded between each coat before recoating. Finish is beautiful for those who want the look and are willing to put in the labor. I appreciate the can sealing for shipment by Jamestown. As stated earlier, the two cans in the kit for a few dollors more than one can in the local store is a great incentive to check and use Jamestown on a regular basis.

               
              5.0

              Best Varnish

              By Wooden Boat Bill

              from Annapolis MD

              About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Even Paint Distribution

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Detailed Work
                • Large Areas
                • Small Areas

                Comments about Interlux Schooner Varnish:

                Schooner is my old reliable. Glad its back

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Still My Favorite

                By Limuls

                from Atlanta, GA

                About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

                Pros

                • Easy to apply
                • Easy to use
                • Requires little thinning

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Interlux Schooner Varnish:

                    The first boat I ever built was a Chesapeake Light Craft Kayak and I used Schooner varnish. As an absolute neophyte, I was able to produce a beautiful finish using a foam hotdog roller and foam brushes. Next, I built a Mahogany Glen-L runabout and used this on the interior. The results were the same. I have also used Epifanes which is an excellent product. But the diluting required is very important to get good results with that product. With Schooner, a slight dilution for the first coat and then let it rip after that. You can roll and tip at full strength and it just flows right on. It dries quicker too. Like all varnish, the temperature and humidity are very important. Too much of either will drastically impact the results. Surface prep is also very important. Follow the directions.

                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    AMAZING

                    By FB

                    from Texas

                    About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

                    Verified Reviewer

                    Pros

                    • Even Paint Distribution

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Detailed Work
                      • Large Areas
                      • Small Areas

                      Comments about Interlux Schooner Varnish:

                      I built cedar benches to go on our new patio. My son builds boats and suggested we get this varnish. The results are amazing. Will do other projects with this also. Highly Recommend!!!

                      (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Awesome

                      By Joe

                      from Lake Wawasee, IN

                      About Me Novice

                      Verified Reviewer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Clean
                      • Even Paint Distribution

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Interlux Schooner Varnish:

                          This varnish looks great. Used on a cedar strip boat. Looks like glass. It is self leveling which is great for someone like me who has never done anything like this.

                          (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          4.0

                          Classic varnish

                          By R.D.

                          from North Palm Beach, FL

                          About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

                          Verified Reviewer

                          Pros

                          • Even Paint Distribution

                          Cons

                          • Deteriorates

                          Best Uses

                          • Large Areas

                          Comments about Interlux Schooner Varnish:

                          Is the classic among wooden boaters. I have heard that AwlGrip may have better UV protection and last a bit longer and is more expensive but that is hearsay.

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