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Circa 1850 Exterior Varnish

Circa 1850 Exterior Varnish is a clear, tough marine grade coating that protects and beautifies all exterior wood surfaces. Its unique polymerized tung oil formula provides a breathable water repellant surface. Rain and snow cannot penetrate the coating to damage the wood. Circa 1850 Exterior Varnish contains transparent absorbers to screen out UV rays and inhibit the graying and fading effects of the sun. It also incorporates a superior fungicide and mildewcide to increase performance. Made by Swing Paints.
 
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Circa 1850 Exterior Varnish can be applied onto bare, stained or finished wood.

Sand new wood to obtain a smooth, uniform surface.

For existing woodwork or furniture, clean thoroughly to remove dirt and mildew. Stir contents thoroughly prior to and during application.

On bare wood, thin the first coat with 10-25% turpentine. Apply a thin coat of Circa 1850 Exterior Varnish using a pure bristle brush. Apply evenly with long strokes in the direction of the grain. Allow to dry for at least 24 hours. Remove all dust and apply a second or third coat as above.

Circa 1850 Exterior Varnish may be applied using compressed air sprayers.

BRAND: Circa 1850
Type: Varnishes
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Circa 1850 Exterior Varnish
 
4.8

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Pros

  • Even paint distribution (5)
  • Easy to clean (4)
  • Ergonomic grip (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Large areas (4)
    • Small areas (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Avid do-it-yourselfer (4), Professional (4), Casual do-it-yourselfer (3)

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    5.0

    Circa 1850

    By Joeybaby

    from East Lansing Michigan

    About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

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    Pros

    • Easy To Clean
    • Ergonomic Grip
    • Even Paint Distribution
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Detailed Work
      • Large Areas

      Comments about Circa 1850 Exterior Varnish:

      I had a hard time finding the product, but it was well worth it.

       
      5.0

      Great product . . .at last!

      By Joeybaby

      from East Lansing Michigan

      About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

      Verified Buyer
      Ensign

      Pros

      • Easy To Clean
      • Ergonomic Grip
      • Even Paint Distribution
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Small Areas

        Comments about Circa 1850 Exterior Varnish:

        My 34 year old redwood deck is new again!

         
        5.0

        Circa 1850 Exterior Varnish

        By No nickname

        from Virginia

        About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

        Verified Reviewer

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          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Circa 1850 Exterior Varnish:

              Product was used to varnish wooden deck furniture.

               
              5.0

              Circa 1850 exterior varnish

              By Buddha

              from Racine Wisconsin

              About Me Professional

              Verified Reviewer

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                    Comments about Circa 1850 Exterior Varnish:

                    Applies nicely straight from the can and leveled off nicely as well.The sheen is a little glossier than described but for exterior this is not a problem.This is my first timing using this product so I will follow up later on it's performance but I am expecting very good results.Reasonably priced as well.

                     
                    4.0

                    great price

                    By Nono

                    from Agawam, Ma.

                    About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

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                          Comments about Circa 1850 Exterior Varnish:

                          I used this product on outdoor benches I have built and on antique farm equipment I have restored. The product looks great, applies well and the prices is reasonable compared to other products out there. Now the proof is in the pudding after spending a new england winter outside.

                           
                          4.0

                          Online availability

                          By The Ottawa Caretakers

                          from Blain, PA

                          Verified Reviewer

                          Comments about Circa 1850 Exterior Varnish:

                          We were looking for a good exterior varnish to use on carts for antique stationary engines. These products are just not readily available in our area. This varnish so far seems to be the best choice!

                           
                          5.0

                          Cheap and good

                          By neill

                          from San Francisco

                          About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

                          Pros

                          • Ergonomic Grip

                          Cons

                          • Retains Moisture

                          Best Uses

                          • Small Areas

                          Comments about Circa 1850 Exterior Varnish:

                          The cheapest but simply the best! Forget the expensive stuff.

                          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          The best varnish in Illinois.

                          By Mark the painter

                          from Hinsadale, Illinois

                          About Me Professional

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Clean
                          • Even Paint Distribution

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Large Areas

                            Comments about Circa 1850 Exterior Varnish:

                            The best marine varnish I ever used on the exterior of a house.The gloss finish looks great no scratches from walking on them everyday and its going on 3 years.

                            (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            4.0

                            It all depends on the wood preparation

                            By himself

                            from Ventura, California

                            About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

                            Verified Reviewer

                            Pros

                            • Even Paint Distribution

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Large Areas
                              • Small Areas

                              Comments about Circa 1850 Exterior Varnish:

                              With only dry surface preparation to 200 grit smoothness, the varnish quickly broke down in the dry summer heat of southern California. A more recent effort, this time preceded by a soaking of Smiths Penetrating Expoxy, has been very successful and the finish is something to be proud of.

                               
                              5.0

                              Definitely as good as Moser’s Polymerize

                              By Shadowfax

                              from Kitty Hawk, NC

                              About Me Professional

                              Verified Reviewer

                              Pros

                              • Easy To Clean
                              • Even Paint Distribution

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Detailed Work
                                • Large Areas
                                • Small Areas

                                Comments about Circa 1850 Exterior Varnish:

                                I used this product for an application that is slightly out of the ordinary, Rifle Stocks. For nearly a decade I used Moser’s Polymerized Tung Oil with excellent results. Easy to use and created an enduring topcoat. Moser’s is owned by “Wood Supply Co.” and stopped producing the polymerized tung oil. I discovered the Circa 1850 through a web search and I’m very satisfied with it’s application and what seems to be a products as good as Moser’s. Thanks guys for producing a user friendly and overall an excellent product.

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