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Manns Coloured Varnish

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Get the look of paint but the strength of varnish with this low-odour and versatile water-based finish. Suitable for all bare interior wood projects.

Available in Matt, Satin or Gloss, offering a professional opaque finish within 2-3 coats. We shall be expanding upon this colour range in due course, however view our Manns Colour Match for a varnish manufactured to the choice of your colour. For the best results, use Manns Primer for Coloured Varnish before varnishing.

If you are looking for a strong, clear finish we recommend the Clear Extra Tough Varnish.

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Application of Coloured Varnish

This Waterborne varnish is easy to use straight from the tin and can be applied with a good quality paint brush or roller. Apply 3 even coats for maximum protection. Coloured varnishes are not generally considered to be durable enough for a floor although areas with light to moderate foot traffic typically wear well.

Colour Matching

For best results we recommend using a white coloured varnish primer which provides a neutral base or 'blank canvas'. It will also fill any minor scratches, dents or imperfections making the surface easier to sand prior to the application of the top coat(s).

Applying coloured varnish to bare wood

Please be aware that the overall colour will vary a little depending on the colour of the wood being worked on. For example, mahogany will add a reddish influence, whilst pine will have a yellowish influence.

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Manns Coloured Varnish reviews - Rating: 4.9 out of 5 stars, based on 8 reviews.

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Michaael Barfoot-Franks
 1L, Black - Satin
Easy to apply. Good drying time.
Easy to apply and dried fairly quickly. Perfect for this particular job.
 1L, Black - Satin
Great product just as described
Goes on so esy and drying times are great. Second coat time being so short you can finish your job very quickly. Covering power was great. I was sceptical about how far it would go but if anything the estimates on the pack were low. Looking to use some of the white on the staircase handrail as gloss doesn't last long.
Janice Bowles
 1L, Black - Satin
Lovely product transformed my furniture. May not be too strong but easy to touch up.
A good sanding before use improves product greatly. To use is simple and finish is amazing. Do not think it would be too strong if not treated carefully but can be touched up.. All friends think my furniture looks great.
Neve Cunningham
 1L, Black - Matt
Good product
Certainly black and matt and very quick drying
Margaret Murphy
 5L, Black - Matt
Good coverage quick drying
I only use this a little but am very happy with it.
Philip Threadgold
 1L, Black - Satin
Great water based varnish
Great product beautiful finish, easy to use and clean brush and roller after use.
 1L, Black - Satin
Quality product
Excellent , easy to use and great results , gives good coverage ,and high opacity . I did find I got a better finish using a brush than a roller ,as you get more working time before it dries.Highly recommend !
Tony Bennett
 1L, Black - Matt
Easy to use and apply and best of all brushes are easy to clean
The product is described as matt but there is still a slight sheen to it. I need 3 coats to cover previously white wood. I got this to use in place of other black paint. The ones I tried had to go on to thick or were harder to get a decent finish, both water based and oil based. This product had the ease of using a water based paint and the durability of an oil based. The quick drying and re-coat time also lets me finish the job whilst I have the motivation. I will try the white now and see if it is as good. I just wish it came in as many colours as standard wood paint.

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