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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
July 14, 2021
I am doing brightwork on a sailboat that has been on the hard for quite a few years. Gleam has the grates, companionway doors and v-berth Sol well, gleaming.
July 11, 2021
I used TB Gleam on my first boat project which completed in June 2021. Excellent product that product excellent results. I especially like that I could apply numerous coats within a short period of time.
July 6, 2021
I used this as the topcoats when refinishing my Douglas Fir garage doors. I like the short recoat time. It looks great.
July 5, 2021
July 3, 2021
Although a lot of experience refinishing wood, this is my first with true marine spar varnish. Pure pleasure to apply, like honey. Use sponge brush. Be sure to thin first coat 50% to deeply penetrate. Dries quickly. 150 grit lightly sand between each of 4-6 coats (4 gloss, last 2 satin). My mahogany rails have a beauty and depth they've not known for decades.
June 22, 2021
Im really new at this but I found the product to be easy to work with just take take your time. The videos on your web site were helpful.
June 16, 2021
When on with ease and has produced a rich color. To soon to tell how it will hold up in the Southern California sun but I live in hope.
June 8, 2021
This varnish is great to work with. It dries fast, it becomes very hard and leaves a beautiful, gleaming finish. Just watch for drips...it is thinner than varnishes like Epifanes. You have to apply thin coats.
May 27, 2021
This varnish is way too thin. It barely covers 220 grit scratches on the deck and is nearly impossible to apply it thin enough to not run on the sides and transom.
May 27, 2021
Best varnish for application I've used in 40+ years of boat building and repair. We will see how it holds up this summer.
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