TotalBoat Halcyon Marine Varnish

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TotalBoat Halcyon Clear Marine Satin Varnish
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TotalBoat Halcyon Marine Varnish

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Product Details

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.

Tech Specs
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°
Info & Guides

No long wait. No sanding. No fumes. No waste or mess.

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.

Available in clear amber gloss, clear gloss, and clear satin finishes. 4 Quart Size is available for Clear Gloss and Clear Amber Gloss.

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.

The beauty is in the cured finish

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.

  • Compared to oil-based varnish, Halcyon varnishes don't need thinning—not even for the first coat—because they dry phenomenally fast, and don't have to be sanded between coats. They also dry completely clear and hard, but flexible so there's no yellowing, chipping, cracking, or peeling.

  • Compared to synthetic marine wood finishes, Halcyon varnishes can be applied over existing 1- or 2-part varnishes in good condition, they're very scratch resistant, abrasion resistant, and remain clear & glossy, without looking cloudy or muddy after multiple coats. Halcyon varnishes also offer greater UV protection.

  • Compared to water-based marine polyurethane varnishes, Halcyon Gloss and Satin varnishes can be applied to interior and exterior wood surfaces.

Important application note for Halcyon Clear Satin

It is strongly recommended to use Halcyon Clear Gloss or Amber Gloss for build coats, and only use Halcyon Satin as a final coat, to ensure the best finish and depth.

Technical Information

Halcyon Varnish Features

  • Clear amber gloss (Halcyon), Clear gloss (Halcyon Clear Gloss), and Clear satin (Halcyon Clear Satin) finishes accent wood grain and character.
  • Hard, UV-stable, finish is abrasion, solvent, and scratch resistant.
  • For interior & exterior (exterior above waterline) on all types of wood.
  • Convenient, resealable bag makes it easy to pour and easy to store.
  • Won't skin over in the cup while you're using it, or in the bag while you're storing it.
  • One-part formula is easy to use, no mixing or measuring.
  • No mess, easy soap and water cleanup, and no waste.
  • Low-odor, low-VOC formula is eco-friendly and user-friendly.
  • Choose from Clear Gloss and Amber Gloss - Pint, Quart and 4-Quart Sizes; Clear Satin - Pint and Quart Sizes

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

Reviews for TotalBoat Halcyon Marine Varnish

10 of 194 Reviews

July 2, 2022

Worked well on a wooden truck bed.
By Chevy longhorn from Chetek, WI

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Worked well on a wooden truck bed. Applied over enamel paint on rough sawn pine. Went on smooth and stayed smooth. No bubbles no issues. Dried fast and consistent. Was able to put on multiple coats during the course of one day. Used the gloss on early coats and flat on the last.

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Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend

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July 1, 2022

Easy
By Guy from Virginia

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This varnish is easy to apply and quick!

Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend

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June 30, 2022

Awesome!
By bcbassn from K.C. MO

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Looks great, durable, a must have for outdoor wood signs.

Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend

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June 29, 2022

I'm not big on water base, but this product performed
By Unk from NY

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Went down good and leveled well.

Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend

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June 20, 2022

It could be me, but...
By Thousand Island Ken from Clayton, NY

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I failed to get a good finish with Halcyon. I'm not new to wood and metal finishing. I've repaired and spray-finished auto body work. I've rebuilt and painted half a dozen motorcycles. I've finished furniture and our 1929, 29-ft power boat. Everthing I tried yielded runs or orange peel from spraying, or brush marks from bristle brush or poly brush. As I said, it could be me but Halcyon and I just don't get along. Where the finish came out smooth and glossy, the stuff looked remarkable. I only wish I was able to get that finish over a whole surface. The containers are great. The clean up is a breeze. Don't let my failure keep you from trying it. Clearly other have used it successfully. Not this old dog.

Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend

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June 20, 2022

Great varnish
By jginma from Massachusetts

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I started by just doing my hatch boards, and they still look like they were freshly done after a year. Now I am starting to do more of the teak on the boat and love the ease of application. The fact that it comes in a bag means that I can squeeze the air out to prevent it from skinning over in the container, but you have to be careful with the bag (when transporting it) because it's not as tough as a can would be.

Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend

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June 9, 2022

Professional quality
By Gmonet from New Bern, NC

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We use this Varnish to protect Fiberglas project statues exposed to extreme heat and winds.

Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend

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May 24, 2022

WORKS GREAT
By VERNON from ARIZONA

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YOU NEED TO USE MULTIPLE COATS TO GET THE GREAT SHINE A LIGHT BUFFING WITH A PAPER BAG BETWEEN COATS HELP

Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend

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May 19, 2022

Amazing
By Russ D from Columbus Ohio

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This stuff was great used it on a few boards for distribution and switch panel. Turned out amazing. Really enjoyed not having to wait a long time to put another coat on and it all turned out amazing.

distribution panel
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend

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May 15, 2022

Wait and see
By HeinoAM from Mt. Juliet TN

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Used on my front door that is exposed to the elements. Looks very good. Have to wait and see how it holds up.

Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend

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