Get Free Shipping on your order now! Don't miss out!

TotalBoat Gleam 2.0 Marine Spar Varnish

$27.99In StockSee Product Details
TotalBoat Gleam Marine Spar Varnish
TotalBoat Gleam Marine Spar Varnish Application - Rolling, Spraying and Brushing
TotalBoat Gleam Marine Spar Varnish - Available in Gloss and Satin Finishes

This item is eligible for free shipping

Product Details

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.

Gleam 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. For brushing, thin with TotalBoat Special Brushing Thinner 100; for spray application, thin with TotalBoat Spray Thinner 101.

Available in high-gloss and satin finishes that are weather resistant and easy to work with over new wood and previously coated surfaces.

Tech Specs
Item Number Size Finish
TB-3509 PintGloss
TB-GLEAMGQQuartGloss
TB-GLEAMKIT-G-K2-Quart KitGloss
TB-GLEAMGGGallonGloss
TB-3510 PintSatin
TB-GLEAMSQQuartSatin
TB-GLEAMKIT-S-K 2-Quart KitSatin
TB-GLEAMSGGallonSatin
TB-GLEAMCOMBO-K 2-Quart Combo Kit (1 Qt. Gloss & 1 Qt. Satin)Satin
Info & Guides
We've reformulated Gleam Satin and High-Gloss varnishes in response to customer reviews to make these formulas better than ever. They still have the same excellent self-leveling properties, and velvety, low-sheen or high-gloss finishes, but Gleam 2.0 has improved overcoating and cure times so you can finish varnishing faster.

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.

Our New Combo Kit Creates a Satin Finish with Greater Clarity

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.

An Easier, Faster Way to Apply Sealer Coats

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.

TotalBoat Wood Sealer, is 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.

Technical Information

Recommended Thinning for Brush/Roller Application

  • First Coat on Bare Wood: Reduce 25% with TotalBoat Special Brushing Thinner 100
  • Additional Coats: Gleam 2.0 doesn't require added thinner after the first/seal coat, for most brushing applications, but if desired, reduce 5- 10% with TotalBoat Special Brushing Thinner 100
  • NOTE: Do not over-thin Gleam 2.0, as it will extend dry times, and will reduce the overall gloss level of the finish.

Recommended Thinning for Spray Application

  • First Coat on Bare Wood: Reduce 25% with TotalBoat Spray Thinner 101
  • Additional Coats: Reduce 10- 20% with TotalBoat Spray Thinner 101

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

Reviews for TotalBoat Gleam 2.0 Marine Spar Varnish

10 of 193 Reviews

February 20, 2024

Lust is a better choice
By PR from Bozeman

Verified Purchase

Gleam darkened a reclaimed project beyond expectation and the smell is quite strong. Lust is a better choice.

Bottom Line No, I would not recommend to a friend

Was this review helpful to you?

December 23, 2023

Good stuff
By Russ from Delaware

Verified Purchase

Been using this as my go to varnish for a couple years now, and have had no problems. I do thin it until it wants to leave the brush freely.

Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend

Was this review helpful to you?

November 14, 2023

Easy to use
By RM from Sparta, NJ

Verified Purchase

I like this varnish. I find that it lays down really nicely right out of the can. This is the second large project I am using it on and I am happy with the results. I have found that I get better results with single coats and let it cure then sand lightly and repeat, rather than applying 3 coats. It takes a lot longer, but the results are superior. I have not tried "Lust". They say you can do 5 coats with lust and then sand. The single coats work best for me. I'm using Wizz velour rollers to apply the varnish and really like the results. I'm not even tipping after. Probably best to tip the final coat for best results.

Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend

Was this review helpful to you?

November 7, 2023

good buy!
By Carde from Los Angeles

Verified Purchase

Gleam is good.

Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend

Was this review helpful to you?

September 11, 2023

Beautiful results and so easy to use
By Luther from Melbourne, Florida

Verified Purchase

Highly recommend Gleam 2.0. Love the Satin finish, it look great, knocks the hard core shine back just the right amount and keeps it looking beautiful. So easy to apply, 3 coats per day, 1 hour dry time for my environment, done in 2 days and great results.

Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend

Was this review helpful to you?

August 22, 2023

Beautiful Finish
By Charlene from Wyoming, NY

Verified Purchase

This was an indoor renovation to a previously varnished bannister of 40 years in a high traffic area. After appropriate sanding, I was a bit unsure of the application process and finish quality. I was blown away with the beautiful final look and consider this a quality product.

Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend

Was this review helpful to you?

July 29, 2023

Second purchase
By StephenB from Rising Star, Texas

Verified Purchase

Great product. Told by sales in my recent purchase that I couldn't wood use a restoration oil prior to applying Gleam. Was advised that the oil base I used previously ( Real Milk Paint Company's - Outdoor Defense) could be used because both products shared a similar base composition. Works great together!

Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend

Was this review helpful to you?

July 11, 2023

Yes
By Ken from Pensacola fl

Verified Purchase

Extremely good finish after 5 coats. Liked the way it worked, Took getting use to applying with foam brush. Very thin consistency, Need very little varnish on brush to avoid runs!!'

Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend

Was this review helpful to you?

July 11, 2023

pleased
By lazyoldsailor from lake Wautauga

Verified Purchase

Had old finish that had been neglected.Sanded with 80 then 220 applied varnish in 3 coats looks great.Needs more in fall but I got it acceptable to meet deadline. Very forgiving product.Great recommendation.

Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend

Was this review helpful to you?

July 4, 2023

Great product
By Whatski from Manistee, MI

Verified Purchase

We use this product for all of our mahogany trim. Excellent product and manufacturing friendly.

Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend

Was this review helpful to you?