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TotalBoat Halcyon Marine Varnish is an innovative varnish that creates a hard, gloss, or satin finish on brightwork, without the painstaking prep, long dry time, tedious sanding & noxious fumes associated with most varnishes. 1-part low-VOC formula offers powerful UV protection to prevent yellowing. Flexible finish prevents cracking & lifting due to temperature changes.
Cures harder than most 1-part varnishes, with superior abrasion, scratch & solvent resistance. It dries fast–recoat in 1 hr @ 72°F, with no sanding between coats. Resealable Pour Pak™ prevents skinning & waste. Soap & water cleanup.
Choose Halcyon (clear amber gloss), Halcyon Clear Gloss or Clear Satin in Pint, Quart and 4 Quart Sizes. NOTE: Satin is not available in a 4 Quart Size.
|Technical Specifications||Halcyon Varnish|
|Thinning||Not required, even for the first coat. However, to help create a desired flow, thin with water up to 20% maximum.|
|Cleanup||Soap and water|
|Application Method||Brush, roll & tip, or spray|
|Application Temperature||50-90°F; 0-90% RH (relative humidity)|
|Number of Coats (Minimum)||2-3|
|Accelerated Application||If desired, apply a maximum of 5 coats per day. Always wait 12 hours between applying Halcyon and sanding.|
|Tack-Free Time to Recoat||1 hour at 72°F|
|Overcoat Without Sanding||Up to 12 hours|
|Coverage||40-50 sq. ft./pint; 80-100 sq. ft./quart|
|Cured Color||Halcyon (clear light amber); Halcyon Clear Gloss or Satin (ultra clear)|
|Finish||Gloss or Satin|
|Gloss DOI (Distinctness of Image)||>90% @ 60°; >77% @ 20°|
In our continuous quest for a better marine varnish, we've developed TotalBoat Halcyon, a quick-drying, rapid-recoating, eco-friendly, durable, gloss varnish that takes brightwork finishing to the next level. Its low-VOC, low-odor formula makes it easier than ever to get a nice, even gloss or satin finish on both interior and exterior wood surfaces.
Halcyon dries super fast and doesn't require sanding between coats (for up to 12 hours), so you can apply up to five coats in one day to finish varnishing faster and set sail sooner. The low VOC content limits exposure to you and to the environment, and the low odor makes Halcyon great for use indoors, in shops, or on interior woodwork. Its maximum UV protection, flexibility, and abrasion resistance make it great for exterior woodwork, too.
Our original Halcyon formula cured crystal clear, abrasion resistant, and UV stable. But many of you told us that, while the clear finish was good for some applications, you preferred a more classic, clear amber finish on brightwork. We heard you, and we created a formula with the beauty of a traditional marine spar varnish, but one that cured with greater clarity, abrasion resistance, and UV protection. The clear amber gloss formula goes by the name Halcyon, and the clear gloss formula is called Halcyon Clear. You loved our gloss formulas, but told us it'd be great if we could make a clear satin finish. We're happy to announce that new Halcyon Clear Satin is now available. Each Halcyon gloss formula is designed so that the more coats you apply, the greater the depth, beauty, gloss, and durability. The satin formula is best used as the finish coat over build coats of Halcyon Clear Gloss or Amber Gloss. These innovative marine varnishes are very easy and fast to apply, quick to dry, easy to sand, and clean up fast with just soap and water.
At first, Halcyon varnishes may look a little odd and seem a little different because they come in a bag, don't smell like varnish (don't stink!), and with their milky-white color, don't look like varnish. Until they dry very quickly to a beautiful, even gloss.
Halcyon Varnish Features
WARNING: This product can
expose you to chemicals including n-methylpyrrolidone, which is known to the State of California to cause developmental toxicity. For more information, go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov
March 22, 2023
Used on various skiff parts, tiller, oarlock mounts, rudder head, mast partner, etc. Easy to apply, easy to build coats with the fast drying. No nasty smell lingering for hours. Easy clean up. No runs. Just don't overwork, as it will show minor brush strokes. Have yet to see how its longevity compares with regular varnish. So far, impressive.
March 15, 2023
Product rolls out flat with slight stipple BUT self levels as it dries. No chemicals needed for clean up, brushes and rollers cleanup with water and are ready to use again. Highly recommend this from a former LUST enthusiast.
March 2, 2023
I liked this product because it was easy to apply and finished my mahogany project beautifully.
February 7, 2023
easy on and smoothed out wonderfully. Better w/ thin layers, and I did sand lightly after each application but not necessary Love the water clean up and not bad smelling either if indoors
February 7, 2023
I should have used a foam brush. Halcyon drys too fast for a traditional badger hair brush. Left brush marks which were hard to sand out. I'll stay with Captain's or Schooner. Who's in a hurry anyway?
January 31, 2023
I just made a counter top used it on it and never had something look so good. My next project is gonna be my boat, and do all the teak on my deck.
January 25, 2023
These new waterborne products are a real game changer in my opinion. Recoat time, clean up, VOCs etc. even the packaging is user friendly. Application is so much better than less expensive finishes so Halcyon unless I see anything better is my go to.
January 24, 2023
Not only easy to apply, and apply, and apply in one day, but forgiving as well. Results of application by a first timer are excellent. Finish is clear, hard and glossy. Now we'll find out how it wears.
January 24, 2023
Dried fast. Went on smooth. Nice gloss finish. Used it on exterior wood doors -hoping it resists the sun here in Atlanta!
January 18, 2023
I used this on a live edge maple slab coffee table. It goes on with ease and cures quickly. I applied 3 coats.
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