Interlux Schooner Varnish
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  • Interlux Schooner Varnish

Interlux Schooner Varnish

Interlux Schooner Varnish combines the best qualities of classic varnish craftsmanship with the newest technology to create a high gloss finish that offers a traditional golden color. Apply over wood or epoxy for a deep, rich amber gloss finish.

This formulation contains UV protection filters to screen the sun's damaging rays for remarkable durability. Easy to apply Schooner has excellent water resistance, silky application and superior self-leveling properties.

Go for Two! Our new JD Interlux Schooner Kit (SCHOONERKIT) includes (2) Quart cans of varnish, (2) foam brushes, (2) paint strainers, (2) stir sticks, and (2) plastic paint pails. This is a great value. You save on the varnish and receive brushes, strainers, and pails for free!

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  • Finish: High Gloss
  • Specific Gravity: .894
  • Volume Solids: 53.4%
  • Typical Shelf Life: 2 yrs
  • VOC (As Supplied): 420 g/lt
  • Unit Size: 1 Pint, 1 US Quart
  • Number of Coats: At least 5-6 coats, Bare Wood Thin first coat 10%
  • Schooner varnish must be sanded between coats




BARE WOOD: Sand with 80 grade (grit) paper. Wipe with Brushing Liquid 333. Apply sealer coat of Schooner reduced 10% with Brushing Liquid 333. PLYWOOD: Apply Inter-Prime Wood Sealer Clear 1026.

PREVIOUSLY VARNISHED WOOD: In Good Condition Sand surface with 120-150 grade (grit) paper and remove all dust. In Poor Condition If varnish is badly checked or peeling, remove finish to bare wood with Interstrip Semi-Paste 299E. Follow directions for varnishing bare wood.

Method Pour the amount you expect to use in a separate container. Strain it through a paint strainer to ensure there is no contamination. Apply at least 5-6 coats on bare wood and a minimum of 3 coats on previously varnished surfaces until a satisfactory finish is obtained. Sand between coats using 220-320 grade (grit) paper. Remove sanding residue with a rag dampened with Brushing Liquid 333.

Hints Mixing Do not shake. Stir gently.

Thinner Brush - Brushing Liquid 333. Spray - Special Thinner 216.

Cleaner Bare Wood - Brushing Liquid 333.

Ventilation and Humidity Control It is best to paint on warm, dry mornings. Cold weather retards the drying and humidity can spoil the gloss. Calm, cool, low humidity days are ideal.

Airless Spray Pressure: 170 bar/2500 psi. Tip Size: 0.33-0.41 mm/13-16 thou.

Conventional Spray Pressure Pot: Pressure: 3.44-4.47 bar/50-65 psi (gun pressure); 8-10 psi (pot pressure). Tip Size: 0.89-1.4 mm/35-50 thou. Siphon Cup: Pressure: 3.44-4.47 bar/50-65 psi - gun pressure. Tip Size: 1.5-1.8 mm/60-70 thou.

Brush Always use a clean brush that is kept specifically for varnishing. Clean brushes before use.

Roller If rolling, use a thin nap roller and "tip-off" with a clean natural bristle brush.

Other Spray pressures listed are recommendations only. The applicator may use any settings which yield the best results for the individual spraying technique and current weather conditions. To enhance appearance of the bare wood and fill porous open grain, apply Interstain according to label directions and allow to dry overnight.

Some Important Points Never leave bare wood exposed for long periods of time as it will absorb moisture. Avoid using Schooner straight from the can as this will cause it to age prematurely and may introduce contamination to the can. Failure to follow proper dry times carefully will cause improper drying, wrinkling and loss of adhesion. Avoid painting in direct sunlight. Product temperature should be minimum 10 deg C/50 deg F and maximum 29 deg C/85 deg F. Ambient temperature should be minimum 10 deg C/50 deg F and maximum 35 deg C/95 deg F. Substrate temperature should be minimum 10 deg C/50 deg F and maximum 29 deg C/85 deg F.

Compatibility/Substrates Apply to clean, dry, properly prepared surfaces only. Schooner can be applied over any varnish as long as it is adhered well and has been cleaned and sanded. Do not apply two part varnishes over Schooner.

Number of CoatsAt least 5-6 coats Bare Wood: Thin first coat 10%

Coverage (Theoretical) - 600 (sq ft/Gal) by brush, 480 (sq ft/Gal) by spray

Recommended DFT 2.0 mils dry

Application Methods Brush, Roller, Airless Spray, Conventional Spray - Pressure Pot or Siphon Cup

Drying Information  50 Degrees F  73 Degrees F  95 Degrees F 
Touch Dry (ISO)  3 hours  2 hours  1 hour 
Overcoating Info  Min-Max  Min-Max  Min-Max 
  16 hours  12 hours   8 hours 

TRANSPORTATION: Schooner should be kept in securely closed containers during transport and storage.

STORAGE: Exposure to air and extremes of temperature should be avoided. For the full shelf life of Schooner to be realised ensure that between use the container is firmly closed and the temperature is between 5 deg C/40 deg F and 35 deg C/95 deg F. Keep out of direct sunlight.

DISPOSAL: Do not discard tins or pour paint into water courses, use the facilities provided. It is best to allow paints to harden before disposal. Remainders of Schooner cannot be disposed of through the municipal waste route or dumped without permit. Disposal of remainders must be arranged for in consultation with the authorities.

GENERAL: Read the label safety section for Health and Safety Information, also available from our Technical Help Line.

WARNING: Cancer and Reproductive Harm -

BRAND: Interlux
Number Of Parts: One Part
Type: Varnishes
4.8 34

Great Product


This product is excellent and provides a rock hard durable glossy finish with multiple applications.


Mendon Vermont


Outstanding finish


Very nice varnish. Builds a high gloss , smooths out with nice amber color

Captain Steve



Perfect- as always!


The absolute best, SELF LEVELING varnish for my wooden sea kayaks.

Bozeman Dave

Bozeman, MT


SUPER Self leveling!


I use a water based varnish for 5 to 7 coats, coats I can put on in my basement where the fumes of Schooner are too strong. While easy to use, the water based ("bag-varnish") doesn't self level. Once the weather warms a bit I will put on 2 or 3 coats of Schooner out in the garage. It DOES self level beautifully giving me the glassy smooth, amber finish I seek.

Bozeman Dave

Bozeman, MT


Classic varnish


Seems to work well on vertical surfaces like a transom. Minimal sag and great gloss.


Columbus OH


One can dented


Bought two quarts, one can was dented. Inner box it was enclosed in was not damaged, so it was that way when it was packed. I may have issues getting it to re-seal after opening; will not know till I try


Erie PA


Schooner Varnish


Consistently the best finish on my bright work.


Avalon NJ


Always the one to use!


Haven't opened this recent can but have used schooner and Interlux for years. Don't mess around, go with the best! Best in the sun and for durability. I have used it for boats, Trunks and more.Anything that goes in your mouth or on your boat is worth getting the best!

Portuguese HillBilly

On the river in KY




Great varnish virtually impossible to use without Interlux 333!


Clinton Corners, NY


Always realiable


Good old Schooner. It smells strong so I have to use it out in the garage but NOTHING beats its ability to self-level and give me that rich amber total transparent finish.

Bozeman Dave

Bozeman Mt.


Interlux Schooner Varnish



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