PREVIOUSLY VARNISHED WOOD
In Good Condition Clean with thinners. Sand with 280-320 grade (grit) paper. Remove sanding dust with thinners.
In Poor Condition Remove all previous coatings. Apply 2-6 coats, until a satisfactory finish is achieved. Sand after every second coat* using 320-400 grade paper. Remove sanding dust with a dust wipe.
BARE WOOD Sand smooth with 80-180 grade paper and then 280 grade paper. Clean surface by brushing, dusting or wiping. If wiping with solvent then allow to dry completely before applying first coat of varnish.
OILY WOODS e.g. Teak Must be adequately degreased (Brushing Liquid 333 is recommended) and prepared prior to application of Schooner Gold *. Ensure the surface is completely dry before applying the first coat. Prime, if required, with Clear Wood Sealer.
Brush/Roller If Clear Wood Sealer has been omitted, apply the first coat thinned 50% with Interlux Brushing Liquid 333. Apply the second coat thinned 25% with Brushing Liquid 333. Following coats can be thinned up to 15% dependant on ambient temperature, application conditions and personal preference using Brushing Liquid 333. Apply a further 4-6 coats (brush)/ 5-8 coats (roller), until a satisfactory finish is achieved. Sand after every second coat* using 320-400 gradepaper. Remove sanding dust with a dust wipe.
* Initial aesthetics may be further improved by sanding between every coat.
Method Pour the amount you expect to use in a separate container. Avoid using direct from the can. Strain it through a paint strainer to ensure there is no contamination. Do not apply too thickly.
Hints Mixing Stir thoroughly before use.
Thinner Brush - Interlux Brushing Liquid 333. Spray - Special Thinner 216.
*Thinning Thin first coat 50%, second coat 25%. Following coats can be thinned up to 15% dependant on ambient temperature, application conditions and personal preference using Brushing Liquid 333.
Cleaner Brushing Liquid 333
Conventional Spray Pressure Pot: 1-2 bar 14.5-29 psi (gun pressure), 8-10 psi (air pressure) Tip Size: 1.2-1.4 mm/47-54 thou. Thin 25-30% with Special Thinner 216.
Brush Always use a clean brush that is kept specifically for varnishing. Clean brushes before use.
Roller If rolling, use a thin nap roller and "tip-off" with a clean natural bristle brush or pad otherwise air bubbles may become trapped in the film.
Other Spray pressures listed are recommendations only. The applicator may use any settings which yield the best results for the individual spraying technique and current weather conditions.
When applying Interlux Schooner Gold * by brush or roller, it may be necessary to adjust the number of coats applied to ensure the total specified system dry film thickness is achieved.
Some Important Points Never leave bare wood exposed for long periods of time as it will absorb moisture. Avoid using Interlux Schooner Gold * straight
from the can as this will cause it to age prematurely and may introduce contamination to the can. Failure to follow proper dry times carefully will cause improper drying, wrinkling and loss of adhesion. Avoid painting in direct sunlight. Use above the waterline only. Only use recommended thinners.
If maximum overcoating times are exceeded, sand with 280-320 grade paper.
Product temperature should be minimum 10°C/50°F and maximum 29°C/85°F.
Ambient temperature should be minimum 10°C/50°F and maximum 35°C/95°F.
Substrate temperature should be minimum 10°C/50°F and maximum 29°C/85°F.
Compatibility/Substrates Can be used direct onto oily woods such as Teak when thinned as for priming. Do not apply two part varnishes over one part varnishes.
Number of Coats
Previously varnished wood: 2-4 unthinned coats (4-6 coats if thinned).
Bare wood: 2 thinned coats, then 4 unthinned coats (6 coats if thinned).
Coverage (Theoretical) - 582.1 ft²/gal by brush (Practical) - 525.1 ft²/gal by brush
Recommended DFT 1.4 mils dry
Recommended WFT 2.8 mils wet
Application Methods Brush, Conventional Spray, Roller