TotalBoat Gleam Marine Spar Varnish
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  • TotalBoat Gleam Marine Spar Varnish
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TotalBoat Gleam Spar Varnish

New for 2014!

TotalBoat Gleam is a marine spar varnish featuring a high quality Tung Oil formula, with a phenolic resin base and added UV inhibitors. Gleam is ideally suited for clear coating on interior and exterior surfaces where maximum water and UV resistance is required.

This varnish yields medium build per coat with excellent flow-out, leaving a smooth durable surface that can be scuffed and over-coated to build gloss as needed.

Gleam is available in both high-gloss and low-sheen satin finishes. Both are equally weather resistant and easy to work with over new wood and previously coated surfaces.

Includes 2 paint pots, 2 stir sticks, and a pair of latex gloves.

 
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GO-FOR-TWO & SAVE-- ALL 2-QUART ORDERS INCLUDE:

  • 2 Quarts of TotalBoat Gleam varnish
  • 2 foam brushes
  • 2 cups
  • 2 strainers
  • 2 stir sticks

 

FIRST COAT  SECOND COAT  THIRD COAT 
10% Mineral Spirits  5% Mineral Spirits  Do not thin 
90% Varnish  95% Varnish  100% Varnish 
Surface Preparation:

Wipe down surface with denatured alcohol cleaning solvent. Surface must be clean, dry, and free of dust oil and grease prior to varnishing. For a seal coat with maximum penetration into wood, thin your first coat of TotalBoat varnish with mineral spirits, up to 10%, and build up to full body varnish from there.

For best results, we recommend a minimum of two coats over the seal coat; however, additional coats may be applied for better depth and appearance at any time. As you build coats, you build gloss.

Gleam cures overnight and is ready to scuff at 60 degrees F. Wipe with a tack cloth.

Tips:

Filtering is recommended with fine or medium paint strainers.

Use foam or natural hair brushes for best results.

BRAND: TotalBoat
Type: Varnishes
Usage: Clear Coating
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TotalBoat Gleam Spar Varnish
 
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        5.0

        Tiller magic

        By Captain Jim

        from Tampa, Florida

        About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

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        Pros

        • Easy to use
        • Rich Warm Gloss
        • Spreads evenly

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            Comments about TotalBoat Gleam Spar Varnish:

            I used the Total Boat Glossy varnish on a new tiller for my sailboat. Since it my first time to varnish anything I watched the helpful videos on Jamestown.com, and followed the instructions: sanded before and between each layer; started with a coat thinned with Total Boat mineral spirits; and applied a couple of extra full strength coats for a deep, glossy shine. My tiller is now a piece of art. The varnish was very easy to apply, and as I applied each additional coat, the wood became more and more lustrous. I highly recommend this varnish.

             
            5.0

            Found a new finishing friend

            By Canoeman

            from Tennessee

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                  Comments about TotalBoat Gleam Spar Varnish:

                  I always used another varnish product, but since I tried total boat varnish I have switched . I especially like the satin finish.

                   
                  5.0

                  NOT just for boats

                  By colorado mom

                  from Monument CO

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                      • Detailed Work
                      • Large Areas
                      • Small Areas

                      Comments about TotalBoat Gleam Spar Varnish:

                      LOVE what this product does for our wood-art pieces on the deck. Harsh Colorado sun and winters have nothing on this product. My woods are sealed, protected and beautiful!

                       
                      5.0

                      Easy Application- Great Results

                      By Mediaman57

                      from Dover, NH

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                      Pros

                      • Even Paint Distribution
                      • Lightweight

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                        • Deck Railings
                        • Steps

                        Comments about TotalBoat Gleam Spar Varnish:

                        After investigating the resins and UV additives in the product and finding them to be of the highest quality, I used Gleam Spar Varnish on the railing and steps at rear of house. First cleaned all the algae and mildew off the steps with bleach. (On North side of house so prone to this problem) Let it dry thoroughly. Followed detailed directions on Gleam container. Used satin finish. Put on three coats over a five day period. The rain water since has beaded and run off steps and railing just as I had hoped. At this point in time, 5 weeks after application... it looks great. Durability will be the next test.

                         
                        5.0

                        the best I've used

                        By bruce

                        from mass

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                              Comments about TotalBoat Gleam Spar Varnish:

                              Lays down nice. Very nice gloss and perfect amber tone. Definitely going to use this again.

                              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              3.0

                              nice look, but looong dry time

                              By captain mitch

                              from brunswick, ga

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                                    Comments about TotalBoat Gleam Spar Varnish:

                                    Decided to try both the gloss and satin finish.
                                    I had the same problem with both -- very long dry times. I used them both outside covered (85-90 deg temp) and inside in aircon enviorment (75-80 deg.).
                                    The finish, when dry was nice, but both took in excess of 28 hours to be sandable for next coat.

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