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INTERLUX
Schooner Gold Varnish, Qt.

$59.99

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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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REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

by PowerReviews
Interlux Schooner Gold Varnish, Qt.
 
3.4

(based on 8 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

57%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Excellent gloss (4)
  • Repels water (4)
  • Durable (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Wood surfaces (4)

Reviewed by 8 customers

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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.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        One Big Mistake

        By Stan

        from South Florida

        About Me Cruiser

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Zero

        Cons

        • Alligator Peel
        • Lasted One Season
        • Looks Awful
        • Too Thick

        Best Uses

        • None

        Comments about Interlux Schooner Gold Varnish, Qt.:

        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!

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        90 weight gear oil

        By Tom

        from Tacoma

        About Me Cruiser

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • 90 weight gear oil
        • None

        Cons

        • Uneven finish

        Best Uses

          Comments about Interlux Schooner Gold Varnish, Qt.:

          I loved the old varnish. The new Gold, not so much. It is extremely thick out of the can. It sags and leaves brush marks. I will end up sanding much of it off. Interlux notes it can be thinned with 333. I am going to try to return the can and buy Z Spar Captains

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          I recomed this product 110%

          By Charlie's Teak Wood

          from Kingston, Ok

          About Me Redue Teak Wood

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Best gloss I have found
          • Color retention
          • Durable
          • Easy clean-up
          • Excellent gloss
          • Repels water

          Cons

          • None

          Best Uses

          • Wood surfaces

          Comments about Interlux Schooner Gold Varnish, Qt.:

          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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