TotalBoat Gleam Gloss Marine Spar Varnish
TotalBoat TotalBoat by Jamestown Distributors
  • TotalBoat Gleam Gloss Marine Spar Varnish
  • TotalBoat Gleam Satin Marine Spar Varnish
  • TotalBoat Gleam 2.0 Gloss Varnish Kit

TotalBoat Gleam 2.0 Spar Varnish

TotalBoat Gleam 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.

New Gleam version 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. Use xylene as a thinner only when spraying. For brushing, thin with TotalBoat Special Brushing Thinner 100.

Available in high-gloss and satin finishes that are weather resistant and easy to work with over new wood and previously coated surfaces.

Bonus: With any kit order, receive 2 paint pots, 2 stir sticks, 2 foam brushes, 2 paint strainers, and a pair of latex gloves FREE (a $10 value).

 
IN STOCK - Available for pickup
Free shipping
$18.00 / pt
qty.   
$18.00
$33.99
$57.99
$85.99
$18.00
$33.99
$57.99
$85.99
$57.99
 The item was added to your wishlist.
 The item was added to your shop cart.
Tech Spec Product Info User Generated Content
Introducing new Gleam 2.0! 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 now 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.

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 Gleam 2.0 Tech Data sheet for details on using TotalBoat Woods Sealer with Gleam 2.0.

Item Number  Size  Finish 
TB-3509  Pint  Gloss 
TB-GLEAMGQ-K  Quart Kit  Gloss 
TB-GLEAMKIT-G-K  2-Quart Kit  Gloss 
TB-GLEAMGG-K  Gallon Kit  Gloss 
TB-3510  Pint  Satin 
TB-GLEAMSQ-K  Quart Kit  Satin 
TB-GLEAMKIT-S-K  2-Quart Kit  Satin 
TB-GLEAMSG-K  Gallon Kit  Satin 
TB-GLEAMCOMBO-K  2-Quart Combo Kit (1 Qt. Gloss & 1 Qt. Satin)  Satin 

Recommended Thinning for Brush/Roller Application

  • First Coat: 10% TotalBoat Special Brushing Thinner 100; 90% Gleam varnish
  • Second Coat: 5% TotalBoat Special Brushing Thinner 100; 95% Gleam varnish
  • Third Coat: Do not thin - 100% Gleam varnish

 

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

BRAND: TotalBoat
Type: Varnishes
4.6 50

yes

5

best spar varnish Iv'e ever used! flows on and levels out beautiful

luthier, boat builderboat Jim

Vermont

true

Great for outdoor furniture too!

4

Used Gleam over Wood Sealer/Varnish Primer after coloring White Ash with MinWax Golden Pecan. Use a light touch and a good varnish brush to avoid runs. Multiple thin coats are best. Did not sand between coats. Will rub out finish after a month. Chairs will remain on an enclosed but unheated porch.

Ned

Ithaca, NY

true

Best I've ever used

5

Can't say enough about this varnish. This varnish held up great over a New England winter. It goes on smooth. I sanded down lightly one piece after it had been out all winter and put a couple of recoats on it. Still looks new. This stuff holds up so much better than anthing I have ever tried.

WMC

Boston, MA

true

great stuff

5

Put 5 coats on a picnic table looks great

john

red lion, pa

true

Works well

4

Easy to apply. Works well with great results

Mark

Wickford, RI

true

Great product, my "go to" varnish

5

Used to varnish my Pygmy Arctic Tern '17'. Applied easily and leveled perfectly using roll and tip technique. Dried quickly and run free. No need to sand between coats. A perfect varnish job!!

Exctyengr

Prescott, AZ

true

Worked great

5

I re-finished a clear epoxy covering on a cedar-strip canoe and a cedar-strip rowboat. The varnish was clear with minimal discoloration, evened well, and dried quickly.

Dean

Jacksonville, Florida

true

Gleam Spar Vaanish (New England spelling)

5

Appies easy, lays flat and shines beautifully. A++

Stephen

IL

true

Lays down better then any other spar varnish I have used

5

I bought the varnish to use on an entry door I built for a customer. This is by far the nicest varnish I have had the pleasure to use. It's builds fast, drys fast, and has held up the to abuse of the sun fantastic.

Justin

Vineland, NJ

true

Great Results

5

This varnish works pretty much the same as the old Min-Wax solvent based varnish you could buy 10 years ago. I've used both the gloss and the satin. Both go on exactly the same having excellent leveling leaving no traces of brush strokes. The satin takes roughly an hour before you'll see a No. 20 sheen. Varnish sands nicely with 320 and was non-loading on the sanding disc of a 6" random orbital sander with vacuum. (Dustless Sanding)

JP Spectra

South Lake Tahoe

true

Gleam 2.0 Spar Varnish

4.650

93.6

Related Items:
TotalBoat Blogs Live Tech Support