Varnish

Article #1449282 Model #42003M444 Format946ML
Varnish
 

Description

For exterior use. Clear coat that contains ultraviolet protectors for protection against rain, sun, and humidity.

  • Contains UV blockers to reduce the sun's graying and fading effects
  • Forms a protective barrier against rain and moisture
  • Special oils allow the finish to expand and contract with the wood as seasons and temperatures change
  • Ideal for use on doors, windows, trim, bathroom cabinets, bar tops, kitchen countertops, outdoor furniture

Technical specifications

Warranty :None Use Location :Interior/Exterior Unit Of Measure Quantity :32 NA Base Material :Oil-based Color/finish Family :Clear Container Size :1-quart Model Description :Helmsman Spar Urethane Satin qt. Number Of Coats Recommended :3 NA Paint Color Family :Clear Sheen :Satin Type :Varnish Unit Of Measure :Fluid ounce(s)

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How can I correctly dilute this (and with what product) so I can use it in my Fuji Semi-Pro HVLP Sprayer? I would like to treat outside furniture after staining with Minwax dark walnut stain

Asked by: YYCDave
Thank you for your question, we apologize for the delayed response. The Helmsman Spar Urethane should be brushed on the surface, we do not recommend to spray our urethanes. Also, our Wood Finish Stains are for interior use only. Regards, Linda @ Minwax Customer Support
Answered by: TeamMinwax
Date published: 2021-10-22

Does Helmsman Spar urethane come in a 4 litre can?

Asked by: Garlikman
Thank you for your question, we apologize for the delayed response. We offer the Helmsman Spar Urethane in 946 mL or 3.78 L. Regards, Linda @ Minwax Customer Support
Answered by: TeamMinwax
Date published: 2021-10-22

Hello, I'm making outdoor sign with Artminds outdoor water based paint. Can I protect it with helmsman oil urethane? Thanks

Asked by: Fifa22
I'm not sure if you can mix oil-based and water-based products. But just call Lowes, and they'll be able to advise you.
Answered by: DeniseR
Date published: 2019-08-14

Is it "non-yellowing"?? I am having a tough time finding an exterior product that is non-yellowing.

Asked by: TReno
Hello. Yes, our Helmsman Spar Urethane products will yellow. However it is a crystal clear finish that is ideal for use over light-colored woods and stains. We do not offer an exterior non-yellowing product, and our exterior products are not recommended for use over paint. Regards, Minwax Customer Support
Answered by: MINWAX
Date published: 2019-07-02

Can this be used on fibreglass door?

Asked by: CookyCim
Hello. We don't offer a finish that can be applied by itself to bare fiberglass. However, it can be used on a fiberglass door over our Gel Stain. Regards, Minwax Customer Support
Answered by: MINWAX
Date published: 2019-05-08

How many do I need for a front door? the door is quite large.wood door.

Asked by: amy Sun
Hello. If you are referring to the number of coats needed, we recommend to apply 3 coats of our Helmsman Sopar Urethane finish for maximum durability. If you are asking about how many containers are needed for the large door, two 946 ml containers would be sufficient for 3 coats. Regards, Minwax Customer Service
Answered by: MINWAX
Date published: 2017-07-22
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Varnish is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 244.
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Application is Difficult! I’ve used many different types of clear coat finishes over the years, spray, brush and wipe on, and this is the most difficult product I’ve ever used. I HIGHLY suggest using the very best brush you can buy. Anytime I use a new product, I research the info and videos to look for best practices prior to application. I can’t get the streaks out of my finish no matter what I try. I’m sure that this is a highly durable product if successfully applied. You will need to be extremely diligent in technique, practice and spare no expense on a professional brush. Probably an outstanding product, but there are much easier clear coats to work with.
Date published: 2020-06-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great form many purposes [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] Helmsman Minwax is great for more purposes than you might think. Yes, it has great, smooth coverage used full strength. But what I did was dilute 50/50 with mineral spirits and put on saltwater damaged wood. You see, the salt gets into the wood and soaks up moisture from the atmosphere. Then it dries out when it's hot and soaks it up again when it rains. This causes the wood to puff up like a sponge and slough off. To stop this from happening, you scrape off the loose fibers and apply the 50/50 solution. Once several coats soak in you can apply any oil based paint and the damage will not keep re-occuring.
Date published: 2019-02-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful Finish I've used Minwax Spar Urethane to refinish 120 year old windows and doors. It is a beautiful finish that imparts a warm glow and depth to the wood. It is perfect for windows that get condensation, expand and contract with temperature, and receive UV. The urethane is easy to work with, brushes and sprays nicely, and levels beautifully. You do have to be a little careful on verticals, as its relatively slow drying nature means it can drip. Those are easily cleaned up though while wet with mineral spirits and while dry with a razor blade. By design, it doesn't cure to a rock-hard surface, but that isn't required for applications like windows and some doors.
Date published: 2020-06-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Worked Fantastic! [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] I haven’t purchased this brand before, but have been pleasantly surprised by how quickly it dries and what a great finish the wood has now. Between coats, I also sanded the wood and was happy with my final result. My father built a water table/sensory table for my toddler, and we wanted to make sure our final product was finished and prepared to stay outside during the summer time. And, so it was able to handle a toddlers level of mess! Knowing this was moisture resistant, I knew it would be the product for us. I look forward to using our new water table in the spring!
Date published: 2021-01-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I still refer to it as "Marine Spar Varnish." My hobbies include making rustic art woodworking projects. The material;s are often reclaimed lumber of which most are designed to endure the midwest's outdoor elements. I am often asked for product referrals and do not hesitate to make the reference of Marine Spar Varnish being used to product teak and mahogany wood on salt water craft. If it can endure these elements, think what it will do in one's backyard.
Date published: 2018-11-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from very nice finish I make furniture and this product goes on nice and easy and dries great to a nice finish.
Date published: 2016-02-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Minwax Helmsman I have been using this product for many years. Every spring I make Adirondack Chairs out of hardwood from my property. My customers have been very pleased with my product and a significant contributor to this is the finish which is Minwax Helmsman.
Date published: 2017-08-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Minwax satin Love this product, goes on smooth, better if you use a good brush
Date published: 2016-11-15
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