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Z SPAR 1015 Captain's Varnish

Easy-to-apply, traditional, amber-colored varnish

Z SPAR 1015 Captain's varnish is recommended for the highest quality work. It has outstanding gloss retention, is extremely durable and contains a UV shield. Not for use below the waterline.

  • Recommended Usage: Exterior or interior, above water
  • Formulation: Traditional alkyd, 48% solids
  • Additives: UV inhibitors
  • Application Method(s): Brush or spray
  • Drying Time: To touch: 2 hrs.; overcoat: 12 hrs.
  • Number of Coats Recommended: Previously varnished: 2 coats; bare wood: 4 or more coats
  • Color: Clear amber
  • Finish: Gloss
  • Coverage: Brush: 68 sq.ft/pt, 137 sq.ft/qt, 550 sq.ft/gal; spray: 55 sq.ft/pt, 110 sq.ft/qt, 440 sq.ft/gal.
  • Thinner: 120 - Model 249961
Product Models
Description WM Model # MFG Part # Availability Price Quantity  
Captain's Varnish, Gallon 195271 V1015-GA
In stock online.

$137.99

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Captain's Varnish, Pint 136861 V1015-PT
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$29.99

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Captain's Varnish, Quart 136879 V1015-QT
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$44.99

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Easy-to-apply, traditional, amber-colored varnish

Z SPAR 1015 Captain's varnish is recommended for the highest quality work. It has outstanding gloss retention, is extremely durable and contains a UV shield. Not for use below the waterline.

  • Recommended Usage: Exterior or interior, above water
  • Formulation: Traditional alkyd, 48% solids
  • Additives: UV inhibitors
  • Application Method(s): Brush or spray
  • Drying Time: To touch: 2 hrs.; overcoat: 12 hrs.
  • Number of Coats Recommended: Previously varnished: 2 coats; bare wood: 4 or more coats
  • Color: Clear amber
  • Finish: Gloss
  • Coverage: Brush: 68 sq.ft/pt, 137 sq.ft/qt, 550 sq.ft/gal; spray: 55 sq.ft/pt, 110 sq.ft/qt, 440 sq.ft/gal.
  • Thinner: 120 - Model 249961

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Z-sparZ SPAR 1015 Captains Varnish
 
4.9

(based on 24 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (21)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (12)
  • Visually pleasing (10)
  • Protects well (9)
  • Weather proof (8)
  • Easy to clean (5)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Wood trim (9)
  • Outdoors (7)
  • Wood surfaces (5)
  • Indoor (4)
  • Detailed work (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Advanced (5), Casual/ recreational (4), Professional (4), Avid do-it-yourselfer (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (10)

Reviewed by 24 customers

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5.0

This is my preferred Marine Varnish for my brightwork

By TomCat

from Oxford, MD

About Me Professional

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Indoor
    • Outdoor
    • Quick Fix
    • Wood Trim

    Comments about Z SPAR 1015 Captains Varnish:

    I use this product for refinishing and protecting all the teak trim on my 22 ft Marshall catboat

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    5.0

    Great and easy to use finish

    By Reel-Lee-Hooked

    from Martha's Vineyard

    About Me Advanced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy to Use
    • Protects Well
    • Weather Proof

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Wood Trim

      Comments about Z SPAR 1015 Captains Varnish:

      Great Product

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great Product

      By Erik

      from New Bern, NC

      About Me Advanced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Wood Trim

        Comments about Z SPAR 1015 Captains Varnish:

        This is a really great product. It is very easy to use and is quite forgiving in application. It looks very good after only a few coats, tempting me to quit applying coats before adequate UV protection is built up. The only thing that outperforms it is a two part system.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        4.0

        Great product. Sealing the can is difficult. Paint dries out

        By Wolf

        from Easton,PA

        About Me Advanced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Indoor

          Comments about Z SPAR 1015 Captains Varnish:

          Painted the chart table. Easy paint flow. Good finisch

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Made My Tiller Look New

          By Matt

          from Santa Cruz

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

          Reviewed by a West Marine Associate

          Pros

          • Easy to Use
          • Visually Pleasing

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Outdoor
            • Wood Trim

            Comments about Z SPAR 1015 Captains Varnish:

            I was happy with this product. I had a weather damaged tiller - by sanding it and giving it 5 coats of this varnish it now looks like new!

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Have been Buying Captions Varnish for over 40 years

            By Dick

            from Long Island New York

            About Me Advanced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Indoor
              • Outdoor
              • Wood Trim

              Comments about Z SPAR 1015 Captains Varnish:

              Use my boat foe outdoor bright work, on my home pick nick redwood table and for indoor bright trim work

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Great product.

              By Timmy

              from Ohio

              About Me Casual/ Recreational

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Outdoor
                • Wood Trim

                Comments about Z SPAR 1015 Captains Varnish:

                Great product. I use it every season.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                I would purchase this again

                By Gary

                from Florida

                About Me Advanced

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Outdoor
                  • Wood Trim

                  Comments about Z SPAR 1015 Captains Varnish:

                  Excellent used 220 in between coats 5 coats later very happy with the result

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Good products, I will buy it again,

                  By Lazaro marin

                  from Miami florida

                  About Me Professional

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Outdoor

                    Comments about Z SPAR 1015 Captains Varnish:

                    I use it in a wood fance

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • Yes
                     
                    5.0

                    Easy to use

                    By BD

                    from Traverse City MI

                    About Me Casual/ Recreational

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy to Use
                    • Protects Well
                    • Visually Pleasing

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Wood Trim

                      Comments about Z SPAR 1015 Captains Varnish:

                      Went on well with a foam roller

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

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