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Z SPAR 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
Customer Reviews
Product Models
Description WM Model # MFG Part # Availability Price Quantity  
Captain's Varnish - Gallon 195271 V1015-GA
In stock online.

$132.99

Captain's Varnish - Pint 136861 V1015-PT
In stock online.

$29.99

Captain's Varnish - Quart 136879 V1015-QT
In stock online.

$42.99

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 Captain's Varnish
 
4.8

(based on 5 reviews)

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of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Excellent gloss (5)
  • Durable (4)
  • Repels water (4)
  • Color retention (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Wood surfaces (5)

    Reviewed by 5 customers

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    5.0

    Captain's Varnish quart

    By Mark

    from Wilmington, NC

    About Me Classic boat owner

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Excellent gloss
    • Repels water

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Abrasive conditions
      • Fiberglas Surfaces
      • Improve speed/slickness
      • Wood surfaces

      Comments about Z Spar 1015 Captain's Varnish:

      I used this as a finishing protectant over epoxy that I used to seal the wood on my boat as well as on some of the bare wood. I wanted a clear thick coating followed by good UV protection. I tried another brand first which failed miserably (it never dried). Captain's Varnish applied very evenly, dried as expected and has been protecting the wood in salt water and high UV conditions ever since - about a full year now. The varnish has a slight amber tint, but not as dark as some others. I iked the final color after 4-5 coats. I would highly recommend this product to anyone varnishing wood under similar conditions.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Quality varnish

      By RD

      from Kerrville Tx

      Pros

      • Color retention
      • Durable
      • Excellent gloss
      • Repels water

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Fiberglas Surfaces
        • Wood surfaces

        Comments about 1015 Captain's Varnish:

        Every coat looked like it could be the last. Stopped adding after six coats on the woodstrip canoe. Got a scratch first time out. Lightly sanded with 220 grit- presto! Scratch gone. Love the finish. My only choice for varnish

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        leaves a beautiful finish

        By Norman the Sailor

        from Sikeston, Missouri

        About Me Cruiser, Perfectionist

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Applies With Ease
        • Color retention
        • Dries As Advertised
        • Excellent gloss
        • Repels water

        Cons

        • Strong chemical smell

        Best Uses

        • Exterier Teak Wood
        • Wood surfaces

        Comments about 1015 Captain's Varnish:

        The wood seats and other exterier teak wood items finished with a professional appearance.

        Service and delivery comments:

        the delivery was as promised and the package arrived without a problem.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Made my woodwork look fabulous!!!

        By Tady2blue

        from Whittier,Ca

        About Me Cruiser, Fishing Boat

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Easy to use
        • Excellent gloss

        Cons

        • None

        Best Uses

        • Wood surfaces

        Comments about 1015 Captain's Varnish:

        I am in th process of restoring a boat, this is my first project of this size. I was amaze how great all my trim and woodwork came out. It is easy to use. I am on my way back to west marine to purchase more of this product.

        (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great Varnish

        By Sailor

        from Boulder, CO

        About Me Classic boat owner

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Color retention
        • Durable
        • Excellent gloss
        • Repels water

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Wood surfaces

          Comments about 1015 Captain's Varnish:

          Easy to use, looks great, looks better the more layers you do. Hard to re-use paint brushes though, i just bought a bunch of cheap ones and picked out the hairs as they fell out.

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