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2015 Flagship Varnish

Offers the highest UV protection available

Similar characteristics to the super-popular Captain's varnish, but it offers the highest UV protection available. It can be built up to many coats for a deep, mirror-like finish. Not for use below the waterline.

  • Recommended Usage: Exterior or interior, above water
  • Formulation: Traditional alkyd, 48% solids
  • Additives: Highest UV protection available
  • Application Method(s): Brush or spray (thin 20% for spraying)
  • Drying Time: To touch: 2 hrs at 70°; overcoat: 18 hrs.
  • Number of Coats Recommended: Previously varnished: 2 or 3 coats; bare wood: 3 or 4 coats or more
  • Color: Light amber
  • Finish: Gloss
  • Coverage: Brush: 112 sq.ft/qt, 450 sq.ft/gal; Spray: 90 sq.ft/qt, 360 sq.ft/gal.
  • Thinner: 120 - Model 249961
Product Models
Description WM Model # MFG Part # Availability Price Quantity  
2015 Flagship Varnish - Quart 382499 2015-QT
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$48.99

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2015 Flagship Varnish - Gallon 382515 8720106
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$142.99

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Product Description

Offers the highest UV protection available

Similar characteristics to the super-popular Captain's varnish, but it offers the highest UV protection available. It can be built up to many coats for a deep, mirror-like finish. Not for use below the waterline.

  • Recommended Usage: Exterior or interior, above water
  • Formulation: Traditional alkyd, 48% solids
  • Additives: Highest UV protection available
  • Application Method(s): Brush or spray (thin 20% for spraying)
  • Drying Time: To touch: 2 hrs at 70°; overcoat: 18 hrs.
  • Number of Coats Recommended: Previously varnished: 2 or 3 coats; bare wood: 3 or 4 coats or more
  • Color: Light amber
  • Finish: Gloss
  • Coverage: Brush: 112 sq.ft/qt, 450 sq.ft/gal; Spray: 90 sq.ft/qt, 360 sq.ft/gal.
  • Thinner: 120 - Model 249961

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Z Spar2015 Flagship Varnish
 
4.4

(based on 8 reviews)

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    (6)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

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88%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Reviewed by 8 customers

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5.0

Great product,used it on a high exposure door.

By BOWFINDER

from POWAY,CA.

About Me Casual/ Recreational

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy to Use
  • Protects Well
  • Visually Pleasing
  • Weather Proof

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Outdoor
    • Wood Trim

    Comments about 2015 Flagship Varnish:

    We used this product on our front entry door to our house....The door faces south-west which is very high exposure to all the elements.. This spar varnish keeps the door from expanding and cracking. It seemed a little expensive up front but really worth every dollar we spent... No more problems.. Thanks

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    1.0

    Flagship 2015 - Spring of 2015 - Caterpillaring Drying

    By aks-kemahtx

    from Kemah TX

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Pros

      Cons

      • Ineffective

      Best Uses

      • Wood Trim

      Comments about 2015 Flagship Varnish:

      Flagship applied in direct sunlight, shade, 50% humidity, 80% humidity conditions with temperatures ranging from 65 deg. to 80 deg. and under all conditions the varnish would caterpillar during drying leaving a very crinkled surface. Material was purchased during the spring of 2015. Other boaters on the dock purchased from a different supplier in the area and experienced the same results. Several were extremely experienced with maintaining bright work. Other manufacturer's varnish were used by all with no negative effects or flaws....not an application issue since all had a common problem with the 2015 and 100% success with other manufacture's products. Waiting for a reply form Pettit on their website.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Easy to apply and clean up. Results in a great finish.

      By Rich

      from San Diego, CA

      About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about 2015 Flagship Varnish:

      Refinished exterior teak on my trawler. Five coats on bare wood with light sanding in between resulted in very smooth glass like finish.

      (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Easy to use,has good UV,flows out well.

      By Doug

      from Cape Cod, Ma

      About Me Professional

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about 2015 Flagship Varnish:

      East to use, flows out,well good UV,brushes out well in cooler weather

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Better than Epiphane

      By Richad

      from Charleston

      About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Even Paint Distribution

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Detailed Work
        • Large Areas
        • Small Areas

        Comments about 2015 Flagship Varnish:

        Build is fast. 10 coats = glass finis

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Excellent product

        By Pocket rocket

        from Ponte vedra beach , fl

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Beautiful Amber Color
        • Makes Wood Look Rich
        • Strong And Durable
        • Thinner Not Necessary

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about 2015 Flagship Varnish:

            This is a great marine varnish. Beautiful amber color makes wood look rich and glossy. Does not need to be thinned, but it can be if you desire. I have been using this product for years on my wood boat and I love it. It provides a durable finish.

            (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            super pro finish

            By tom thumb

            from superior lakehead

            About Me Cruiser

            Pros

            • Excellent gloss

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Reinforcing and coating
              • Wood surfaces

              Comments about 2015 Flagship Varnish:

              used this to refinish teak as well as varnish a new cedar companionway door i made. took to both surfaces extremely well and came out with a glossy thick appearance after 3-4 coats. i sanded lightly between coats with 220-grit. already gotten some compliments on the work!
              make sure your surfaces are completely ready before you begin work, as this stuff will highlight not only beautiful grain but also deep sanding marks and imperfections

              (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              The best marine varnish, hands down!

              By Woodworking Girl

              from New Orleans, LA

              About Me Perfectionist, Professional, Woodworker

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Color retention
              • Durable
              • Ease of use
              • Excellent gloss
              • Repels water

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Residential doors
                • Wood surfaces

                Comments about 2015 Flagship Varnish:

                I've always used Flagship Varnish as my preferred coating for residential entrance doors and exterior woodwork. It has superior sheen and takes multiple coats with ease. Leaves a mirror like finish after only 3 coats and lasts for up to three years before more coats need to be added. I would never use anything else and I can't think of anything that isn't great about it. I recommend it to everyone.

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