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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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Accelerated Application Notes
March 6, 2023
Does not flow out well. Tried several application techniques, none proved satisfactory. Ended up sanding it off to bare wood requiring re-staining
January 11, 2023
A good UV block that adheres to your resin project.
November 19, 2022
I like this product. I use it in place of Epifanes high gloss because of the fast dry times for 7 coats project with matte over. However this is the second order in which the quart cans are very difficult to open and once open the can lid will not seal because they were distorted get.ting opened
September 26, 2022
Expect to apply at least 8 or more coats to achieve a smooth as glass gloss finish. Sanding between every few coats is the best and a final sand with 600 grit before the last thinned coats works great.
September 21, 2022
Fast build up in one day.
August 7, 2022
I had a painter use this product on my wood doors and it came out terrible. How to sand the doors completely and use another varnish.
July 18, 2022
It performed as described. Flowed nice, multiple coats applied in one day with no sanding between coats.
June 29, 2022
The product worked exactly as it was advertised. We sprayed 8 coats over the course of 3 days and allowed to harden over a weekend. The gloss, color and clarity of the mahogany we sprayed it on made the customer very.happy.
June 24, 2022
Great product used in restoration of a 1978 Vindoo 30' sloop and 1963 Crosby 14' runabout the former with large mahogany cockpit coaming and doghouse and latter with mahogany decks. Results were excellent; 12 coats on the sloop and 8 coats on the runabout. The way the finish brings the beauty of the wood is stunning particularly the iridescent qualities of the ribbon mahogany. The ability to do multiple coats in quick succession with long recoat window, made the work flow easy to schedule and rewarding to accomplish.
June 19, 2022
I usually use Awlgrip m3131 on my spars, but that's been out of stock across the country for months. I substituted this and it appears to be compatible.
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