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  • TotalBoat Gleam 2.0 Satin Varnish Kit

TotalBoat Gleam 2.0 Spar Varnish

TotalBoat Gleam is a marine spar varnish featuring a high-quality tung oil formula, with a phenolic resin base and added UV inhibitors. It's ideally suited for clear coating on interior and exterior surfaces requiring maximum water and UV resistance.

New Gleam version 2.0 features improved overcoating and cure times, yields medium build per coat with excellent flow-out, leaving a smooth, durable surface that can be scuffed and overcoated faster than before to build gloss as needed. Use xylene (Xylol) as a thinner for spraying applications only.

Available in high-gloss and satin finishes that are weather resistant and easy to work with over new wood and previously coated surfaces.

Bonus: With any kit order, receive 2 paint pots, 2 stir sticks, 2 foam brushes, 2 paint strainers, and a pair of latex gloves FREE (a $10 value).

 
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Introducing new Gleam 2.0! We've reformulated Gleam Satin and High-Gloss varnishes in response to customer reviews to make these formulas better than ever. They still have the same excellent self-leveling properties, and velvety, low-sheen or high-gloss finishes, but now Gleam 2.0 has improved overcoating and cure times so you can finish varnishing faster.

And the Satin varnish provides the same excellent level of UV protection as the Gloss varnish, so it's ideal on exterior as well as interior surfaces.

Gleam 2.0 Gloss and Satin formulas are available in individual Pint, Quart Kit, 2-Quart Kit, and Gallon Kit sizes.

Item Number  Size  Finish 
TB-3509  Pint  Gloss 
TB-GLEAMGQ-K  Quart Kit  Gloss 
TB-GLEAMKIT-G-K  2-Quart Kit  Gloss 
TB-GLEAMGG-K  Gallon Kit  Gloss 
TB-3510  Pint  Satin 
TB-GLEAMSQ-K  Quart Kit  Satin 
TB-GLEAMKIT-S-K  2-Quart Kit  Satin 
TB-GLEAMSG-K  Gallon Kit  Satin 

Recommended Thinning for Brush/Roller Application

  • First Coat: 10% mineral spirits; 90% Gleam varnish
  • Second Coat: 5% mineral spirits; 95% Gleam varnish
  • Third Coat: Do not thin - 100% Gleam varnish

 

BRAND: TotalBoat
Type: Varnishes
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TotalBoat Gleam 2.0 Spar Varnish
 
4.7

(based on 15 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (11)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

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92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Even paint distribution (8)
  • Easy to clean (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Small areas (6)
  • Detailed work (4)
  • Large areas (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid do-it-yourselfer (7), Casual do-it-yourselfer (5)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Tiller magic

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:...Read complete review

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.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

nice look, but looong dry time

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...Read complete review

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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5.0

Great Product

By Nick

from Long Beach New York

About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Clean
  • Even Paint Distribution

Cons

  • none

Best Uses

  • Detailed Work
  • Large Areas
  • Small Areas

Comments about TotalBoat Gleam 2.0 Spar Varnish:

Great Finish

 
5.0

excellent product

By Parclan

from Kemah, TX

About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

Pros

  • Easy To Clean
  • Even Paint Distribution
  • Superb gloss and coverage

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Detailed Work
    • Large Areas
    • Small Areas

    Comments about TotalBoat Gleam 2.0 Spar Varnish:

    we used this on our very old and neglected teak trim. We prepped the surface with a light cleaning an scrubbing, let it dry, and went to work. I am very happy with the results!

     
    5.0

    i would buy this product again and i have already

    By debbie the doer

    from menifee ca

    About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

    See all my reviews

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Clean
    • Even Paint Distribution

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Small Areas

      Comments about TotalBoat Gleam 2.0 Spar Varnish:

      I use this product to preserve wood projects The wood is exposed to the weather 24/7 intensense sun and it really holds up

       
      5.0

      Total Gleam is absolutely the best!

      By Lil Clink

      from Marion, OH.

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about TotalBoat Gleam 2.0 Spar Varnish:

      After restoring a 13' Lyman with Epiphanes and a 15' Lyman with Pettit, I decided to give Total Gleam a try on my 16.5' Lyman. I was amazed with how evenly it flowed out and the brilliance of it.
      After 4 coats of Gleam I had the same shine as 7 coats of the others. This is one fantastic product!

       
      5.0

      VARNISH

      By debbie the doer

      from menifee ca

      About Me Beginner

      See all my reviews

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Even Paint Distribution

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Small Areas

        Comments about TotalBoat Gleam 2.0 Spar Varnish:

        MADE MY WOOD ITEM LOOK GREAT AND WILL HELP IT LAST FOR YEARS

         
        5.0

        the product was great came quickly i am completely satisfied

        By the animal man

        from mt top pa

        About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Even Paint Distribution

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Detailed Work
          • Large Areas
          • Small Areas

          Comments about TotalBoat Gleam 2.0 Spar Varnish:

          i used it on a1958 whirlwind mahogony boat it worked great

           
          4.0

          Such a good finish. Low viscosity flowed out well

          By Luke

          from Rochester ny

          About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

          See all my reviews

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Even Paint Distribution

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about TotalBoat Gleam 2.0 Spar Varnish:

              Glad I switched

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              First time Gleam user satisfied

              By BadAug55

              from Salisbury, NC

              About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Flows well

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Cedar Strip Kayak

                Comments about TotalBoat Gleam 2.0 Spar Varnish:

                This is my first cedar stripped kayak and my first experience with a quality spar varnish. I researched a lot of other top brand spar varnishes but decided to try Gleam because of the tung oil formula, phenolic resin base and added UV inhibitors plus the economic pricing. I have not been disappointed. Gleam provides a beautiful finish. I had minimal problems with runs and sags. It flowed evenly. The only reason I didn't give it 5 stars is because I have not used any other spar varnishes so I can't honestly do a fair comparison.

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Flowed nicely

                By Luke

                from Rochester ny

                About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

                See all my reviews

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Even Paint Distribution

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about TotalBoat Gleam 2.0 Spar Varnish:

                    Rolled and tipped nicely

                    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Tiller magic

                    By Captain Jim

                    from Tampa, Florida

                    About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

                    Verified Reviewer

                    Pros

                    • Easy to use
                    • Rich Warm Gloss
                    • Spreads evenly

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about TotalBoat Gleam 2.0 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.

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