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1015 Captain's Varnish

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

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
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$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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Product Description

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

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 Spar1015 Captains Varnish
 
4.9

(based on 19 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (17)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (7)
  • Visually pleasing (6)
  • Easy to clean (5)
  • Even paint distribution (5)
  • Excellent gloss (5)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Outdoors (5)
  • Wood surfaces (5)
  • Wood trim (5)
  • Detailed work (3)
  • Large areas (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid do-it-yourselfer (3), Casual/ recreational (3), Professional (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (5)

Reviewed by 19 customers

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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 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
     
    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 1015 Captains Varnish:

      Great product. I use it every season.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      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 1015 Captains Varnish:

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

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        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 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 1015 Captains Varnish:

            Went on well with a foam roller

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            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 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

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Excellent

            By Captain Cy

            from Cabrillo

            About Me Beginner

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Even Paint Distribution

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Small Areas

              Comments about 1015 Captains Varnish:

              Wish there was a clear color rather than amber.

              Service and delivery comments:

              Store help was great.

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Captains Varnish

              By Lee

              from Savannah, Georgia

              About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Clean
              • Even Paint Distribution

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Large Areas
                • Small Areas

                Comments about 1015 Captains Varnish:

                I used this about 5 years ago on my old Boston Whaler. It still looks good. I have a older 26' Stamas that I'm doing right now with the paint. Easy to put on and I light sand in between coats and it's coming out great.

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Refurbished bench

                By Senior

                from Oakland, CA

                About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Looked too wet to touch.

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about 1015 Captains Varnish:

                    People asked whether refurbished bench could be touched yet because it looked so wet.

                     
                    5.0

                    A Nautical Gem!

                    By n/a

                    from Columbia SC

                    About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Clean
                    • High Quality result.

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Mahogany paneling.

                      Comments about 1015 Captains Varnish:

                      Been using Captain's varnish for over 10 years; 2 boats now that have have refurbished with mahogany paneling and iron wood flooring, the Captain's brand is bit more expensive but Over delivers in High Quality results...well worth the little extra for lot of Gem quality finish.

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