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Z Spar Captain's Satin Varnish V-975

Z Spar Captain's Satin V-975 impressively enhances interior woodwork with a soft, satin sheen. Captains Satin Varnish is a long lasting urethane resin which resists scratches, chips, alcohol and water. The urethane's quicker drying time allows for faster overcoating, which saves time.
 
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APPLICATION INFORMATION

Do not shake varnish. Stir gently before application, being careful not to introduce air bubbles into the varnish. Captains Satin Varnish may be applied by brush or conventional spray. Thinning is not normally required since the varnish is already formulated to dry slowly, maintaining a good wet edge for maximum flow and leveling. On very warm days use Pettit 120/T-10 Brushing Thinner at 5-10% by volume to ease brushing and maintain good flow and leveling. When spraying, use Pettit 121 Spraying Thinner at 10% by volume. Spray an even, wet coat to minimize orange peel. Do not apply Captains Satin Varnish on extremely humid days or when rain is threatening. Do not apply in the late afternoon when working outdoors as the wet film may be adversely affected by dew.

SURFACE PREPARATION

Wood must be clean, dry and properly prepared prior to varnishing. When sanding wood, always sand with the grain. Use a vacuum, air hose, or tack rag to remove all traces of sanding residue. Follow all surface preparation steps carefully, avoiding shortcuts. Inadequate surface preparation will virtually assure inadequate varnish performance.

SYSTEMS

Bare Wood
1. Sand surface completely smooth with 220 grit production paper. Wipe surface to remove sanding residue with a tack rag or rag dampened with Pettit 120/T-10 Brushing Thinner.
2. Apply a coat of Pettit Paste Wood Filler Stain per the label directions to achieve a smoother finish on open grained woods such as mahogany, oak, ash, etc. Let dry overnight.
If the use of a Paste Wood Filler Stain is not desired, omit step 2 and proceed to step 3 below.
3. Apply a generous covering coat of Pettit 2018 Clear Sealer. Let it dry overnight and sand thoroughly with 220 grit sandpaper. On especially rough or porous wood, a second coat of 2018 Clear Sealer may be applied. If applied, sand the second coat as well and wipe the surface clean with a tack rag or a rag dampened with Pettit 120/T-10 Brushing Thinner.
4. Apply several coats of Pettit V-975 Satin Varnish. Let each coat dry overnight, sand with 220 grit sandpaper, and clean off sanding residue with a tack rag before applying the next coat.

Varnished Wood in Good Condition
1. Thoroughly sand the existing varnish with 220 grit production paper and wipe clean with a tack rag.
2. Apply at least two coats of Pettit V-975 Satin Varnish. Let the first coat dry overnight, sand with 220 grit sandpaper and clean off sanding residue with a tack rag before applying the final coat.

Varnished Wood in Poor Condition
1. Remove all the old varnish with a paint and varnish remover or by sanding.
2. Bleach the wood if necessary to remove water stains.
3. Proceed with the system for bare wood shown above.

Bare Teak (or other woods with high oil content)
1. Sand the wood smooth with 120 grit production paper to open up the grain. Wipe the surface thoroughly with Pettit 121 Spraying Thinner in an effort to aggressively remove as much oil as possible.
2. Apply a generous coat of Pettit 2012 Super Dry Sealer. After a two to four hour dry, lightly sand the surface with 220 grit sandpaper and wipe it clean with a rag dampened with Pettit 120/T-10 Brushing Thinner.
3. Apply at least six coats of Pettit V-975 Satin Varnish. Let each coat dry overnight, then sand with 220 grit sandpaper, and clean off sanding residue with a tack rag before applying the next coat.

It should be noted that woods with a high oil content may eventually experience adhesion problems as there is no way to totally eliminate the oil and prevent it from migrating to the surface. However, this application technique has proven successful in most circumstances.

BRAND: Pettit Z-Spar
Type: Varnishes
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5.0

i used this product many times always flawless.

By otto

from vero beach, florida

About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

Verified Buyer

Pros

    Cons

    • does't smell bad does not make me sick using it.

    Best Uses

    • Large Areas
    • Small Areas

    Comments about Pettit Z-Spar Z Spar Captain's Satin Varnish V-975:

    tough interior finish. use it in cabinets and table tops

    (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    misleading in relation to the gloss

    By JOEH

    from ELIDA, OH

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Pettit Z-Spar Z Spar Captain's Satin Varnish V-975:

    nowhere in the description does it say for interior use only. I purchased this product for use on outside furniture figuring it was exterior use as well as interior since the gloss Captains varnish is but found on the can where it is for interior use only. I used on the furniture, putting 5 coats on it and am hoping for the best. I can not give it a true rating until I see how well it is going to hold up in the sun and the rain.

     
    4.0

    Brushing On Requires Practice

    By cap'n bill

    from east Greenwich, RI

    About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Easy To Clean
    • Pleasant Rubbed Effect

    Cons

    • Challenging To Brush On
    • Requires Frequent Stirrin

    Best Uses

      Comments about Pettit Z-Spar Z Spar Captain's Satin Varnish V-975:

      i used thia product to refinish the interior cabin sole on our Island Packet 40. this is the same product used by IP, and they apply it by brushing on the first coat and spraying the second, final coat. I applied 3 coats using badger brushes. It took awhile to figure out how to get a consistent, uniform appearance with even sheen and no breaks in surface appearance. The key seemed to be frequent stirring when applying, and brushing in one direction with the grain in long, continuous runs, with no breaks, and then tipping to finish without lifting the brush. Wherever the brush was lifted, or the varnish was applied in a different direction , a noticible difference in sheen would develop with drying. After I got the hang of it, the appearance was quite uniform and attractive.

       
      5.0

      The best interior varnish money can buy

      By Altaskier

      from Salt Lake City, Utah and Falmouth, Mass

      About Me Professional

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Beautiful Satin Finish
      • Easy To Clean
      • Easy to spray
      • Even Paint Distribution
      • Very Forgiving To Apply

      Cons

      • Relatively Expensive
      • Solvent Based

      Best Uses

      • Detailed Work
      • Large Areas
      • Small Areas

      Comments about Pettit Z-Spar Z Spar Captain's Satin Varnish V-975:

      This is a very forgiving varnish. It sprays well with 10% thinner. Clean up with Tolulene or Unleaded Gasoline (which is mostly Tolulene).

       
      5.0

      Excellent nonglare wood protectant

      By thehummelr

      from TX Gulf Coast

      About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

      Pros

      • Easy to apply
      • Enhances Wood Beauty
      • Minimizes Glare Off Water

      Cons

      • None Noted

      Best Uses

      • Inner Hull Applications

      Comments about Pettit Z-Spar Z Spar Captain's Satin Varnish V-975:

      Especially good for reducing glare on inner hulls of rowboats. The product provides good epoxy protection against UV radiation.

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