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TotalBoat Lust Marine Varnish is the first one-part marine spar varnish allowing rapid recoating without requiring sanding between coats. It cures to a rich, warm, amber finish.
Traditional spar varnishes need time-consuming sanding between coats. Other (non-varnish) wood finishes try to mimic the look of varnish without the work, but Lust stands alone.
Almost 50% faster to apply by spray or brush/roller, Lust's unique linseed oil modified polyurethane formula provides smooth flow-out, & more importantly, lets you recoat in 1 hour @ 72°F, ultimately up to 5 coats in one day. Its strong UV properties make it a great choice for brightwork. Get a durable, smooth and beautiful finish faster so you can move on to other projects.
Available in High Gloss and Matte.
|TB-3456||High Gloss||2-Quart Kit|
|TB3458-K (High Gloss/Matte Combo Kit)||Matte||2-Quart Kit|
In the December/January 2020 issue of Fine Homebuilding magazine, Peter Gedrys, a finishing expert in East Haddam, CT, says he got great results brushing TotalBoat Lust on a piece of veneer plywood.
Peter says, "Right off the bat, I found that the varnish had good flow characteristics. Overall, Lust is an easy product to work with...the cost is in line with premium alternatives and the dry time is faster." You can read the complete article in the SPEC section, Great Finds Inspired By Our Best Houses (Issue 288).
"Made to improve on slow-drying spar varnishes, this modified linseed oil polyurethane is a worthy competitor." — Peter Gedrys, finishing expert
You told us how much you love Lust, so now you can buy High Gloss and Matte in 2-Quart Kits and save money. For those who want a matte finish with greater clarity, there's a combo kit containing 1 quart of TotalBoat Lust High Gloss Varnish and 1 quart of Lust Matte Varnish that allows you to build gloss coats to protect and highlight the wood grain, then finish with a couple of coats of matte varnish to get the smooth, gorgeous, non-gloss finish you desire.
In 2013, we introduced the first TotalBoat varnish, Gleam. While Gleam has been a tremendous success, comparing favorably with other one-part varnishes, our product development team continued testing formulations. Untold hours were spent evaluating gloss, UV resistance, build depth per coat, working time, and other critical factors.
TotalBoat Lust is the final result of all this testing. Being able to overcoat with no sanding, in as little as one hour, is a tremendous advantage and a quality unique to Lust.
Compared to Gleam, Lust's noticeably thicker viscosity will remind you of traditional European varnishes. Thicker viscosity means Lust can be thinned as needed for even more coverage.
If you need to finish a varnishing job quickly, you can apply up to 5 coats a day, under optimal conditions. Also, to overcoat, sanding is not necessary up to 48 hours. The results are truly UV resistant, flexible, and durable, with enhanced grain depth. Try it and see for yourself just how remarkable this innovative formula is on any type of wood, especially teak.
Note: If applying varnish in hot weather, it's more difficult to maintain a workable (wet) edge. Air temperature and humidity are important factors, but you must also consider the temperature of the wood surface. For example, if the air temperature is 100°F, the temperature of a dense, dark wood surface would exceed a recommended application temperature of 105°F. Other considerations in keeping a workable edge in hot weather include the size of the area you're varnishing, the time of day, and the amount of thinner or reducer added.
Please refer to the Lust Technical Data Sheet for complete mixing, thinning, and application details.
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 Lust Spar Varnish Technical Data sheet for details on using TotalBoat Woods Sealer with Lust.
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September 16, 2023
In our workshop, as well as on site at our customers, houses to do exterior doors and trim we are using this product more and more because it has a overcoat time of about two hours it allows us to apply multiple coats in one day it looks and holds up great recently took on a boat project. Which is not something our furniture refinishing shop does every day, but it was too cool to pass up this 1956 Chris craft restoration job see before and after photos below we used the gloss, total boat lust marine varnish along with brushing thinner outstanding results.
September 11, 2023
The product is fabulous, this the second time I have used it on the toe rails on my boat. They look so good. This time I took the surface down to bare wood, then put 10 coats on, now they look like they were new timber. I just love the fact you can keep putting it on within hours and without sanding.
August 25, 2023
Used the Lust marine varnish along with the Wood Sealer to weather proof, rain, sun and high humidity, a new outdoor table. It has been a little over a month and table is looking great. This was the first time I've used this product and I'm very impressed and happy with the results.
August 15, 2023
This product dries to a high gloss. I did use the product in extreme heat and humidity, beyond the recommended temps and it still performed well with proper application. I had to thin it adequately and use a foam roller to keep it wet , or else it dried with shinny and dull spots. Once I developed a technique it worked out well.
July 25, 2023
best thing since they put Coke in bottles
July 14, 2023
This is the best varnish I've ever used. Great coverage, fast drying, no sanding between coats & great finish. Works best for me when slightly thinned for brushing. Do not recommend foam brushes.
July 4, 2023
Final results are awesome
June 29, 2023
Prep surface once. Thin coat. Wait a while - maybe scot pad it, and re-coat. You can lay in several coats over a short span of time. Holds up well also.
June 28, 2023
BRIGHTWORK ON 45 FOOT TRADITIONAL KETCH. AS LONG AS YOU FIGURE OUT THAT IT MUST BE THINNED TO APPLY WITH ROLL AND TIP, AND HOW MUCH TO THIN, IT WORKS WELL AND GIVES AN EXCELLENT GLOSSY FINISH WITH RAPID RECOATING. 2-3 COATS PER DAY, ALLOW TO CURE FOR 24-48 HOURS, LIGHTLY SAND WITH 400 GRIT AND FLOW ON ONE LAST COAT. REPAIRS EASILY. FAIRLY TOUGH SCRATCH RESISTANT COATING AFTER CURED FOR A WEEK.
June 28, 2023
From the customer service to the superior products, it's a great experience everytime!