Manns Extra Tough Interior Varnish

  4.8/5.0   175 reviews

You'll need enter area above for 2 coats (Good protection)
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Wood type and application can vary coverage

  • A clear, polyurethane, water-based varnish for interior wooden surfaces
  • Specifically manufactured to achieve superior durability
  • Non-yellowing, enhances the wood grain and its natural colour
  • Antibacterial properties make it especially suited for kitchen and bathroom surfaces
  • Can also be used on children's wooden toys
  • Very low odour
Brand Manns
No. of coats 2-3
Coverage Up to 10 per litre
Drying time hrs
Size 100ml Sample, 1L, 2.5L
MPN 8MA/999S, 8MA/999A, 8MA/999S, 8SM/999A, 8MA/999S, 8SA/999A, 8MA/999S, 8GL/999A
GTIN 5060403899347, 5060403890429, 5060403890467, 5060403899354, 5060403890436, 5060403890474, 5060403899361, 5060403890412, 5060403890450, 5060403899378, 5060403890443, 5060403890481

Manns Extra Tough Varnish can be tinted using our compatible water-based wood dyes. These dyes will keep the varnish looking translucent, making it ideal for matching different woods or simply tinting the surface of the wood you are working on.

Sheen level increases with additional coats, i.e. 3 coats of Matt will achieve a higher sheen level than 2 coats.

Please Note: We recommend Manns Extra Tough Floor Varnish for any hard or softwood flooring, and for commercial grade protection on flooring, use Manns Extra Tough Pro Floor Varnish.

Ensure that wooden surfaces are clean, dry, and free from any previous finishes such as waxes, old varnish or wood oils prior to applying Manns Extra Tough Interior Varnish.

  • It is recommended that new wood is wiped down with a good quality white spirit to remove any grease, dirt and other contaminants from the wood surface
  • Freshly sanded wood should be cleaned thoroughly to remove all traces of sanding dust, dirt and debris

Always apply a test coat before starting any project to test compatibility and consistency of the final finish. Follow the manufacturer's instructions on the container at all times.

  1. Manns Extra Tough Interior Varnish can be applied with a brush, microfibre roller or spray applied through most electric and compressor-based spray systems
  2. For interior surfaces such as doors, architraves, picture frames, chairs and other low wear areas, 2 coats of varnish will be sufficient
  3. For higher traffic areas, such as table tops, 1 coat of Manns Extra Tough Primer followed by 2 coats of varnish should be applied, or alternatively 3 straight coats of varnish

Regular Cleaning

Wooden surfaces coated with Manns Extra Tough Interior Varnish can be cleaned on a day to day basis with a damp, lint-free cloth or mop (for wooden floors). For marks and scuffs use a dedicated interior wood cleaner. Varnished surfaces should never be saturated with large amounts of water, as this can damage the finish.

175 customer reviews
Quality finish by David Blowers

After 1st coat on skirting and architrave finish looked good after 2nd coat finish was superb ,gave a professional finish will definitely use again and recommend

Reviewed 1L, Matt on: 04/09/17
Absolutely great product by Norman Pendleton

Went on ridiculously easy. Three coats on 7 oak doors. Took quite some time but end result very pleasing.

Reviewed 1L, Matt on: 27/08/17
Easy to apply, smooth, even finish by Roger Newell

"Does what it says on the tin". Too early to assess durability.

Reviewed 1L, Satin on: 09/08/17

Just the job, easy to apply, good finish.

Reviewed 1L, Satin on: 25/07/17
This is my go-to interior varnish by Sydney James

It gives a nice natural sheen, goes on easily and can be tinted with the stains. Being water based there is virtually no odour and any little mishaps are easily wiped up.

Reviewed 1L, Satin on: 23/07/17
Tough, clean and easy to apply by Sydney James

A nice finish is easily achieved although it's not as glossy as some. It's virtually odour free and cleaning equipment is a breeze!

Reviewed 1L, High Gloss on: 23/07/17

Easy to apply

Reviewed 1L, Satin on: 03/07/17
Very easy to apply by Mark Hale

Made oak door look great

Reviewed 1L, Matt on: 01/07/17

excellent product used as directed top quality finish

Reviewed 1L, Matt on: 19/06/17

Great finish, easy to use and fast drying

Reviewed 1L, Matt on: 12/06/17
Wouldn't call it matt by Chris White

A really nice, easy to apply varnish. The only criticism I have is it does have a fair bit of shine to it for a product described as matt. I found a light sanding with 240 grit paper dulled the shine enough though.

Reviewed 100ml Sample, Matt on: 07/06/17
Good by D R Houghton
Reviewed 100ml Sample, Satin on: 05/06/17
To coin a phrase, does as it says on the tin by George Cullen

work still in progress but i am pleased with results so far.

Reviewed 100ml Sample, Satin on: 16/05/17
Very good by Robert Martinez

Goes on easy and leaves a lovely finish

Reviewed 100ml Sample, Satin on: 05/05/17
Does what it says on the tin by Nicola Marriott

Was having trouble with the chalk paint I was using on our kitchen cabinets - it kept peeling /scratching off when knocked. Used this varnish which has not only stopped the paint chipping off but has left a nice finish to the cabinets which looks great. It's easy to put on and dries fairly quickly. Would recommend - will be buying more for the next lot of furniture we do up!

Reviewed 1L, Gloss on: 25/04/17
Very easy to use lovely finish by Bridgit Fairhurst

gives a really nice matt finish. have used on dining table and kitchen windowsill. looks great and seems very hard wearing against spills etc

Reviewed 1L, Matt on: 23/04/17
Great finish on new oak doors by Lucinda Page

Great finish on new oak doors

Reviewed 1L, Matt on: 19/04/17
Fantastic product by David Haydon

A great product. We needed several coats of this on our basin unit to protect from watermarks and drops (4) and we still have plenty left to use on other things if needed.

Reviewed 1L, Matt on: 10/04/17
Great by Len Hughes

very good

Reviewed 1L, Matt on: 06/04/17
See above by Mr M Matthews

See above

Reviewed 1L, Satin on: 02/04/17

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