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PETTIT PAINTHi-Build Varnish, Gallon

Model # 6078158 | Mfg # 1205606UPC # 725469003538

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Hi-Build Varnish, Gallon

Name Value
Best Use Exterior or Interior
Above Water
Capacity 1 Gallon
Color Clear Amber
Coverage 448 Square Feet/Gallon
Cure time To Overcoat: 16-20 Hours; To Touch: 3-4 Hours
Finish Gloss
Recommended Number of Coats Previously Varnished Surface: 2 To 3 Coats; Bare Wood: 5 or More
Type Alkyd/ Phenolic

Product Overview

Pettit High Build Varnish is a good varnish for building up multiple coats quickly.

High Build Varnish 2056 is a high performance varnish designed to be built up to many coats for a deep, rich, mirror-like finish. The phenolic resin combined with tung and linseed oils increases the depth of gloss with each coat. Hi-Build Varnish contains an ultraviolet light filter which works along with a hindered amine light stabilizer to screen the sun’s damaging rays for longer life.

Key Features

  • Formulated for fast buildup of coats
  • UV inhibitors protect against the sun
  • Phenolic resin combined with tung and linseed oils increase depth of gloss


  • Recommended Usage: Exterior; above water
  • Formulation: Traditional alkyd, 48% solids (Vol.)
  • Additives: UV inhibitors
  • Application Methods: Brush or spray
  • Drying Time: To touch: 3-4hrs.; To overcoat: 16-20hrs.  
  • Number of Coats Recommended: Bare wood: 4-6; Previous varnish: 2-3
  • Color: Clear amber  
  • Finish: Gloss
  • Coverage: 448sq.ft./gal.
  • Brush: 120, Model 249961; Spray: 121, Model 249995

More Information

For detailed application instructions, see the 2056 Hi-Build Exterior Varnish Data Sheet. NOTE: Manufacturer data sheets are subject to revision. Linked data sheets are believed to be accurate at the time of publication.

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