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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 23 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (20)

  • 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 (11)
  • Visually pleasing (9)
  • Protects well (8)
  • Weather proof (7)
  • Easy to clean (5)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Wood trim (8)
  • Outdoors (6)
  • Wood surfaces (5)
  • Detailed work (3)
  • Indoor (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Advanced (5), Casual/ recreational (4), Avid do-it-yourselfer (3), Professional (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (9)

Reviewed by 23 customers

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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

                    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Captain's Varnish Product Continues to Soar.

                    By cs

                    from la, ca

                    About Me Casual/ Recreational

                    Verified Reviewer

                    Pros

                    • Can has seal ring
                    • Easy to Use
                    • Visually Pleasing

                    Cons

                    • Go easy w/ 120/T-10 thin

                    Best Uses

                    • Indoor
                    • Outdoor
                    • Wood Trim

                    Comments about Z SPAR 1015 Captains Varnish:

                    Beautiful finish with 320-400 wet sanding between coats (6 - 8 for handrails and tables).
                    If mixing 1015 varnish with 120/T-10 brush thinner, use no less than 10:1 ratio until you feel the brush pull the product smoothly over the target wooden surface. Brush thinner provides a nice, glossy sheen.
                    Requires thorough brush clean-up steps. Lacquer thinner worked the most for me: 1) mineral spirits, 2) lacquer thinner, 3) 120/T-10, 4) soap and water.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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