Interlux Schooner Marine Varnish

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Interlux Schooner Marine Varnish

Schooner Varnish combines the very best of classic, varnish craftsmanship with the newest technology. Schooner Varnish contains ultra-violet filters to screen the sun's damaging rays for remarkable durability, excellent water resistance and silky application. Superior self-leveling property and a bright, clear, high gloss yields a pristine finish with the traditional golden color.


  • Superior self-leveling properties makes it easy to get a professional finish
  • Creates a sought-after, traditional golden color
  • Remarkable durability, water-resistance and UV protection
  • Superior self-leveling properties
  • For use above the waterline, for interior and exterior use


  • Finish: High Gloss
  • Number of Coats: 5-6 coats minimum on bare wood
  • Coverage: 500 sq. ft. per gallon
  • Pack sizes: 1 US Quart
  • VOC: 420 g/lt

Associated Products

Interlux 333 Thinner - To ease application for roller and brush

Interlux 216 Thinner - For spraying application

How to Apply Interlux Schooner Marine Varnish

Apply to clean, dry, and properly prepared surfaces only. Schooner can be applied over any varnish as long as it is adhered well and has been cleaned and sanded. Do not apply two part varnishes over Schooner.

  • Application Methods: Airless Spray, Brush, Conventional Spray, Roller
  • Finish: High Gloss
  • Number of Coats: 5-6 Coats; Bare wood: Thin first coat by 10%
  • Coverage: (Theoretical) – 600/gal by brush | (Practical) – 480 /gal by brush
  • Thinner: Brush – Brushing Liquid 333 | Spray – Special Thinner 216
 Temperature Touch Dry  Overcoated By (Min)
 50°F  3 Hours 8 Hours
73°F  2 Hours  12 Hours
95°F  1 Hour  16 Hours

 **Schooner must be sanded between coats

Surface Preparation:

  • Bare Wood
    • Sand with 80 grit paper.
    • Wipe with Brushing Liquid 333.
    • Apply sealer coat of varnish reduced 10% with Brushing Liquid 333.
    • For plywood, apply Inter-Prime Wood Sealer Clear 1026.
  • Previously Varnished Wood (In Good Condition)
    • Sand surface with 120-150 grit paper and remove all dust.
  • Previously Varnished Wood (In Poor Condition)
    • If varnish is badly checked or peeling, remove finish to bare wood with Interstrip Semi-Past 299E.
    • Follow directions for varnishing bare wood.


  • Do not shake. Stir gently.
  • Pour the amount you expect to use in a separate container. Strain it through a paint strainer to ensure there is not contamination.
  • Apply at least 5-6 coats on bare wood and a minimum of 3 coats on previously varnished surfaces until a satisfactory finish is obtained.
  • Sand between coats using 220-320 grade (grit) paper. Remove sanding residue with a rag dampened with Brushing Liquid 333.

Application Specifications:

  • Brush
    • Use a clean brush that is kept specifically for varnishing. Clean brushes before use.
  • Conventional Spray - Pressure Pot
    • 3.44-4.47 bar/50-65 psi (gun pressure); 8-10 psi (pot pressure)
    • Tip Size – .89-1.4 mm/35-50 thou
  • Conventional Spray - Siphon Cup
    • 3.44-4.47 bar/50-65 psi (gun pressure)
    • Tip Size – 1.5-1.8 mm/60-70 thou
  • Roller
    • Use thin nap roller and “tip-off” with a clean natural bristle brush or pad.

Information sourced from the Interlux Schooner Varnishes Application Guide.

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