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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. Quart and 4 Quart sizes include plastic paint pots, wooden stir sticks, foam brushes & strainers. NOTE: Satin is not available in a 4 Quart Kit.
|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
June 14, 2021
First time using Total boat product and it was great lived up to what it said it would do.
June 4, 2021
This is an amazing finish for my wood bowls
June 2, 2021
Used for a teak outdoor table. Easy to apply and self leveling. Like painting with butterscotch. Check thus out...
May 27, 2021
When applying this with either a brush or a roller on a table top I would get streaks/ lines in the finish. I even got bubbles a few times. I could not figure out why I wasn't getting a nice clean finish. I tried applying it thicker and thinner, going over it several times and was getting the same results. Had streak marks in the finial application even after sanding with 320. The bench top didn't have as many issues and the finish was much cleaner.
May 21, 2021
I used the product on a workshop cabinet. It did not require sanding between coats, which was nice but I found it difficult to apply uniformly on over a large (23" x 90") area of the top. I used it on drawer fronts which were much smaller and was satisfied with those results but disappointed with the top. I used all of the product on this project but will not purchase more.
May 8, 2021
Liked it so much I refinished the Kitchen Table, two chairs, and a coffee table after the kayak.
May 3, 2021
I used this on an outdoor sign I carved and cut out for a customer. She was very pleased with the results. The finish looks amazing. I'm confident it will stand up to the elements.
May 1, 2021
Saw this product on Boatworks today. Thought I'd try it and was very happy. Went on easy. Dried quickly. Looked great
April 28, 2021
Easy application, goes on smooth and even. Clean up with water! Regular water! Cures clear
April 19, 2021
easy to apply
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