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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.
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.
|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.
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.
Recommended Thinning for Brush/Roller Application
Recommended Thinning for Spray 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 11, 2023
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.
August 22, 2023
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.
July 29, 2023
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!
July 11, 2023
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!!'
July 11, 2023
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.
July 4, 2023
We use this product for all of our mahogany trim. Excellent product and manufacturing friendly.
July 3, 2023
The varnish worked great. Application was smooth and effortless. I applied 3 coats a day which cut the work down considerably. The best part is it looks great!
June 29, 2023
I remain cautiously optimistic! It is interesting in that my 'working' quantity remains unskimmed for a considerable period of time (several days), yet, as advertised, dries to recoat very quickly. Left in a partially full can for an extended period of time (maybe two years, most certainly one), it forms an exceedingly thick skin. And, yes, I have recommended it!
June 15, 2023
I have tried a variety of other varnishes for water craft application. This is best I have seen. Dies to a durable weather resistant finish.
May 21, 2023
A good finish, and love added coats after an hour. However, if material is not well sanded it will peal.