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TotalBoat Gleam 2.0 Marine Spar Varnish features a premium 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 & UV resistance.
New Gleam version 2.0 has improved overcoating & cure times, yields medium build per coat, with excellent flow-out, leaving a smooth, durable surface. It can be scuffed and overcoated faster than before to build gloss, as needed. Use xylene as a thinner only when spraying. For brushing, thin with TotalBoat Special Brushing Thinner 100.
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, and 2 paint strainers.
|TB-GLEAMCOMBO-K||2-Quart Combo Kit (1 Qt. Gloss & 1 Qt. Satin)||Satin|
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.
You told us you love Gleam's velvety satin finish, but want better clarity. So we've put together a combo kit containing 1 quart of TotalBoat Gleam 2.0 Gloss Varnish and 1 quart of Gleam 2.0 Satin Varnish that lets you build gloss coats to protect and showcase the wood grain, then finish with a couple of coats of satin to get the smooth, beautiful, non-gloss finish you desire. For the gloss/satin combo kit, select TB-GLEAMCOMBO-K from the product list.
Bare wood, especially plywood, is very porous and needs to be sealed before applying build and finish coats of varnish. If not, the initial coats of varnish soak into the wood, requiring more varnish (and more money) to apply enough build coats until the surface is uniformly level enough for the final coat of varnish. With unsealed oily woods like teak and mahogany, the varnish's viscosity will not allow it to penetrate the wood grain and adhere properly, which will eventually cause it to lift and ruin the finish—and all your hard work.
For this reason, the first few sealer coats of varnish are typically thinned in order to penetrate and seal the wood. These sealer coats take time to apply, time to dry, and must be sanded between coats. Now there's an improved way to apply sealer coats.
Introducing TotalBoat Wood Sealer, it's easier and faster than using unthinned varnish for sealer coats. It seals bare wood grain and smooths the surface on all types of wood, doesn't require sanding between coats, and dries more quickly than thinned varnish. And unlike other wood sealers, it contains UV blockers that protect your beautiful varnish finish down to the wood surface. TotalBoat Wood Sealer is clear, so it enhances the beauty of the wood grain and the varnish finish. TotalBoat Wood Sealer (sold separately) is compatible with 1-part varnish, and is ideal for use with TotalBoat Gleam 2.0 and TotalBoat Lust varnish finishes. Refer to the Gleam 2.0 Tech Data sheet for details on using TotalBoat Woods Sealer with Gleam 2.0.
Recommended Thinning for Brush/Roller Application
WARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals including toluene, which is known to the State of California to cause reproductive toxicity. For more information, go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov
September 1, 2021
Total boat gleam system is easy to work with and produces professional quality results,
August 17, 2021
I havent had too much experience with other varnishes out there, but this one is awesome enough that i bought another gallon already, and likely will get another soon. This already has become the single go to varnish for the commercial boats i work on and basically dont plan to use anything else again.
August 14, 2021
Excellent product for outdoor projects
August 10, 2021
Was taking some ash slabs and building a cart that would be outdoors. Wanted something that would add a little color and stand up to the weather. Ended up going with the Satin. First time i've ever varnished, so I tried to do some research. I mixed the first coat with mineral spirits maybe 60/40 and then did a second that was 85/15. Then 2 more coats with just the varnish. Used a paint filter for the varnish as well. Used it within an open garage, but still had to use a filtered mask. I was really happy with how it turned out without being an expert.
August 4, 2021
Easy to apply. Time between coats and drying time was great when compared to other big box products. Did 7 coats with three sanding coats. Thanks for the advise. Joe
August 3, 2021
Used this on four exterior doors I built from eastern red cedar. Easy to use and looks great. I use it on all my outdoor wood furniture as well. I build the coats with gloss and two final coats with satin. Just the right sheen.
August 3, 2021
I ended up striping the seats to bare wood , applied 5 coats hope it lasts longer 2 years
July 27, 2021
Used it to finish some oars. They look great after about 5 coats on new wood surface. One negative, but nothing to do with product quality: The can had a quite a dent in it when I received it. I examined the shipping box and it show no signs of damage, so it appeared to me to have been dented before shipping. Seems like the person putting the can in the box should not have shipped that can. Luckily, no leaks and I have been able to secure the lid each time I use some, but I have to be careful when I do.
July 26, 2021
Performed as advertised, Ended up with a gorgeous finish on mahogany brightwork.
July 25, 2021
wonderful result on our double front doors very happy.
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