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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 20 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (18)

  • 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 (8)
  • Visually pleasing (7)
  • Easy to clean (5)
  • Even paint distribution (5)
  • Excellent gloss (5)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

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

Reviewed by 20 customers

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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 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
     
    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.

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