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Schooner Gold Varnish, Qt.

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Model # 11034071 | Mfg # YVA500/QT

Product Description

Advanced UV technology, in our longest-lasting one-part varnish; Our test results show the gloss retention outperforms other leading varnish products. Schooner Gold contains an optimized blend of UV absorbers, HALS and resins, to ensure the exceptional deep gloss and colour are retained over the lifetime of the coating

Schooner Gold has been formulated using an optimized blend of premium UV absorbers, HALS and resins to ensure the product's exceptional deep gloss and colour are retained over the lifetime of the coating. Developed as a high gloss yacht varnish, with a traditional golden hue, our tests results show that the gloss retention of Schooner Gold outperforms other leading varnish products, when tested in Florida over an 18 month period. Schooner Gold replaces our current Schooner product, where the higher build properties and improved self-leveling in this new formulation allow you to achieve a professional finish in 4-6 coats; sanding between every other coat, reducing your work time. Formulated for use without the need for thinning in warm and higher temperature climates.

Application Details - Schooner Gold *

  • Area - Above the waterline
    Finish/Sheen - High Gloss
  • Thinner: YTA085 / YTA333
  • Number of Coats: Previously varnished wood: 2-4 full coats
  • Method of application: Airless Spray / Brush / Conventional Spray / Roller
  • Available colors: View color chart and sales codes
  • Pack sizes: 1 US Pint / (USA) / 1 US Quart / (USA and Canada)

Specs

Schooner Gold Varnish, Qt.

Best Use Interior and Exterior Use; Above The Waterline Use Only
Capacity 1 Quart
Color Amber
Coverage 131 Square Feet per Quart
Cure time To Touch: 2 Hours; To Overcoat: 12 Hours
Finish Gloss
Recommended Number of Coats 4 to 6
Type Traditional Alkyd

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Interlux Schooner Gold Varnish, Qt.
 
4.0

(based on 13 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

75%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Weather proof (5)
  • Excellent gloss (4)
  • Protects well (4)
  • Repels water (4)
  • Visually pleasing (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Wood trim (5)
  • Wood surfaces (4)
  • Outdoors (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual/ recreational (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (6)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

I recomed this product 110%

I have been refinising Teak Wook on boats for the last 4 yr. on Lake Texoma. This is the best product I have used and would recomed it to all.

I have been refinising Teak Wook on boats for the last 4 yr. on Lake Texoma. This is the best product I have used and would recomed it to all.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

One Big Mistake

We used this product as a replacement for Schooner 96, and had a terrible and costly experience. Unlike Schooner 96, which calls for thinning with 333, this product cautioned to not thin more...Read complete review

We used this product as a replacement for Schooner 96, and had a terrible and costly experience. Unlike Schooner 96, which calls for thinning with 333, this product cautioned to not thin more than 10%. It proved terrible to work with, and began to bubble after it dried. It ruined the twenty some coats of varnish we had on our beautiful boat. I would never again buy an Interlux product!

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5.0

Yes

By Pat

from Aston

About Me Casual/ Recreational

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy to Use
  • Protects Well
  • Visually Pleasing
  • Weather Proof

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Outdoor
    • Wood Trim

    Comments about Interlux Schooner Gold Varnish, Qt.:

    Good stuff

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    5.0

    Schooner gold has kept my Annapolis Wherry looking great.

    By Cactus Bob

    from Lenoir City, TN

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Weather Proof

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Wood Trim

      Comments about Interlux Schooner Gold Varnish, Qt.:

      I use Schooner Gold in cockpit of my Annapolis Wherry to protect the epoxy from uv and give the wood a rich finish.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      like this one best

      By Thankful II

      from Grosse Ile, MI

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy to Use
      • Protects Well
      • Visually Pleasing
      • Weather Proof

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Indoor
        • Outdoor
        • Wood Trim

        Comments about Interlux Schooner Gold Varnish, Qt.:

        I have used many varnishes over the years and like this one best. It's easy to use, goes on smooth and I like the color and gloss

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        5.0

        I would buy this product again, very nice results

        By Maurice

        from Bartlesville, OK

        About Me Advanced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Protects Well
        • Visually Pleasing
        • Weather Proof

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Wood Trim

          Comments about Interlux Schooner Gold Varnish, Qt.:

          This product was used on teak trim and bulkheads with very nice results. Interlux solvent is also required which was expensive but necessary. I used heat lamps to help get the varnish cured, but the end results were very nice.

          Service and delivery comments:

          Purchased at a West Marine store, so no service or delivery comments

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          5.0

          best exterior boat varnish, also the most expensive

          By Rick

          from Placida, Florida

          About Me Advanced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy to Use
          • Protects Well
          • Visually Pleasing
          • Weather Proof

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Indoor
            • Outdoor
            • Wood Trim

            Comments about Interlux Schooner Gold Varnish, Qt.:

            Schooner holds up better and looks better so worth the extra cost. West Marine only place that had it on the shelf when I needed it.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            2.0

            Heavy, too heavy.

            By Snowman

            from Ft. Lauderdale, FL

            About Me Casual/ Recreational

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

              Cons

              • Difficult to Use

              Best Uses

                Comments about Interlux Schooner Gold Varnish, Qt.:

                I found this varnish very difficult to use as its very thick. Even after thinning it 50/50 with with their Brushing Fluid it's still almost impossible to get a smooth finish. I finally gave up and went to Epifanes High Gloss with much better results.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                this is the one i use

                By rian jarvis

                from l.a. ca

                About Me Perfectionist

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Antifouling properties
                • Durable
                • Excellent gloss
                • Repels water

                Cons

                • Strong chemical smell

                Best Uses

                • Wood surfaces

                Comments about Interlux Schooner Gold Varnish, Qt.:

                with the special reducer, this is the best i've used in 45 years on the job

                 
                5.0

                best varnish

                By ri

                from los angeles

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Color retention
                • Durable
                • Easy clean-up
                • Excellent gloss
                • More Uv Blockers
                • Repels water

                Cons

                • Solvent Clean Up

                Best Uses

                • Boats And Residencial Woo
                • Wood surfaces

                Comments about Interlux Schooner Gold Varnish, Qt.:

                my favorite varnish

                (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Looks great

                By yellow jacket fan

                from NY,NY

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Excellent gloss
                • Repels water

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Wood surfaces

                  Comments about Interlux Schooner Gold Varnish, Qt.:

                  great stuff

                  (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  Like brushing roofing tar

                  By Bob

                  from Chicago

                  About Me Woodworker

                  Pros

                  • It can save time

                  Cons

                  • Brush sticks to wood
                  • Hard to feather
                  • Uneven finish

                  Best Uses

                  • Sides of boat

                  Comments about Interlux Schooner Gold Varnish, Qt.:

                  I bought this varnish to finish a butcher block table for a porch, it had four coats of Interlux Schooner Varnish which I was told is no longer made. I.S.V. is still "for sale" on the West Marine website even though stores in Chicago no longer have it in stock. Someone might need to update the website.

                  Schooner Gold is OK for places people won't look closely at but not good for patio furniture or inside the cabin of a boat. The stuff is too thick and gloppy to control, and feathering brush strokes can't be done. For the sides of a boat above the water line this is probably a good product, everywhere else it's too thick and sticky.

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