TotalBoat Gleam 2.0 Marine Spar Varnish

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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

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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 169 Reviews

November 21, 2022

Great company and great product!
By Sabrina from Colorafo

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I put it on an outdoor table and it's amazing!

Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend

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October 27, 2022

First time user
By JayDC from Wilmington, NC

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I just used this product on my spruce boom for a Pearson Vanguard. I sanded the boom down to bare wood, washed it, let it dry and applied a coat of thinned down West Epoxy with Special Hardener. Sanded lightly and applied another coat. Sanded again and put on three coats of Gleam Gloss in one day, sanded lightly and applied three more coats another day. The Gleam is very forgiving and levels out very nicely compared to other varnishes I have used.

Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend

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October 5, 2022

Awesomeness
By Gonzo from Crystal Lake Il

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I love how easy it goes on and how durable the finish is on. I was using another varnish and was getting so frustrated with the results! I use it for finishing my fly fishing nets.

Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend

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September 30, 2022

Easy to apply by a non-expert
By Western Traveler from Montana

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I have done a little varnish work in the past but it always seems to be a struggle to get a smooth finish. I rolled with a 4" foam weenie roller and then tipped with a 4" chisel point foam brush. Two coats a day for two days then 320 grit for 5th coat. Best finish I've ever had.

Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend

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September 20, 2022

Best Products and shipping!
By Eighty-Eight & Oak/The Noethwest Pole Co from Medford, Oregon

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We have two production wood shops and use Gleam 2.0 and Halcyon on our outdoor projects exclusively! Incredible build up and durability! The clarity is unparalleled as well, as we aim to have as natural as a look as possible!

Exterior white oak doors in Seattle, WA
Even the thirstiest species love Totalboat
Redwood Benches for Pacific University
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend

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September 20, 2022

smooth, high-gloss and easy to apply
By Jim from Indiana

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I used this product for varnishing the tiller, daggerboard and thwarts for a small sailboat. The product applied easily and was simple to work with. It easily applied over oil-based stain, as well as over bare wood. Happy with the results!

Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend

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September 2, 2022

I did buy this product several times. .
By Phil from Southport NC

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Trawler bright work

Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend

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August 30, 2022

Gleam really does Gleam.
By Ron from Pittsburgh Pa.

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I am verry happy with Gleam varnish. It sprays beautifully, dries quickly and the finish is what I am looking for. Keep up the god work Total Boat.

Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend

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July 7, 2022

Really worked
By MarBear from Ohio

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I used this product to protect using your 2 part epoxy product for a per memorial so the UV didn't harm the stone as it will be in the sun. I put 5 coats on it to insure the result


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June 29, 2022

Worked great I had 42 rustic oak benches I made for a countr
By Woody from North west ct.

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I was able to do three coats in one day and sanded between coats with out clogging the sand paper

Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend

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