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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
October 3, 2023
Great product easy to use dries quickly.
September 22, 2023
I'm using Halcyon to protect an outdoor table made of white oak that I'm building. The application and dry time are phenomenal. I added water equivalent to 10%-15% of the mix so I'll apply extra coats.
September 11, 2023
First time do a cedar slab for outdoor use. I called Total Boat and asked what epoxy to fill cracks and holes. I also asked for help on what sealer to use. They gave me great information on the different products. I used this Halcyon and it turned out great! Loved the product, easy to use, easy to clean. Was easy to work with.
September 11, 2023
Great product. I have used this varnish for the last two years and love it. It's easy to apply and seals great. The look is beautiful as well.
September 9, 2023
My dad recommended it for refinishing our deck furniture. East to use. The bag is much better than a can. The satin finish was exactly what we were looking for.
September 5, 2023
Very easy to use and I like the fact you can put multiple coats on in a day
August 20, 2023
Goes on easy dries quickly and subsequent coats can be applied in 1 to two hours
August 9, 2023
I use this on many woodworking projects requiring a clear finish. It goes on well and is durable.
August 4, 2023
Working on boat at mooring, which makes water/soap cleanup particularly helpful. Multiple coats in a day is a great feature.
August 3, 2023
Water solvent and rapid build up of coats make this a very easy and forgiving varnish.
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