Manns Extra Tough Varnish is a clear, water-based varnish that has been specifically manufactured to achieve superior durability on interior wooden surfaces including table tops and furniture.
Very low odour, available in 4 non-yellowing sheen levels. Sheen increases with additional coats. i.e. 3 coats of matt will have a higher sheen level than 2 coats.
Please Note: This product was previously called "Manns Extra Tough Varnish". We recommend Manns Extra Tough Floor Varnish for any hard or softwood flooring.
|No. of coats||2-3|
|Coverage||Up to 10m² per litre|
|Drying time||1h 30m|
|Size||100ml Sample, 1L, 5L|
|MPN||8MA/999A, 8MA/999B, 8SM/999A, 8SM/999B, 8SA/999A, 8SA/999B, 8GL/999A, 8GL/999B|
|GTIN||5060403898371, 5060403890429, 5060403890504, 5060403898388, 5060403890436, 5060403890511, 5060403898395, 5060403890412, 5060403890498, 5060403898401, 5060403890443, 5060403890528|
Equal in performance to Bona Mega, Manns Extra Tough Clear Polyurethane Varnish will enhance the wood grain and its natural colour. This Varnish can also 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.
This product has anti-bacterial properties making it especially ideal for use on kitchen and bathroom floors and furniture. Can also be used on children's wooden toys.
Prior to applying Manns Extra Tough Clear Varnish, ensure that wooden surfaces are clean, dry, and free from any previous finishes such as waxes, old varnish or wood oils.
It is recommended that new wood is wiped down with a good quality white spirit to remove any grease, dirt and other contaminates from the surface of the wood. The prepared surface will then be ready for coating with Manns Extra Tough Clear Varnish.
Freshly sanded wood should be cleaned thoroughly to remove all traces of sanding dust, dirt and debris.
This product is very easy to apply with a brush or microfibre roller. Can also be sprayed through most electric spray systems as well as compressor based spray systems.
For interior surfaces such as doors, architraves, picture frames, chairs and other low wear areas, 2 coats of varnish will be sufficient. For higher traffic areas such as table tops 1 coat of Manns Classic Primer followed by 2 coats of varnish or alternatively, 3 straight coats of varnish.
A medium coat of extra tough clear varnish will be touch dry within 1-2 hour, and can be recoated after 2 hours. We recommend a minimum curing time of 24 hours before using the surface as normal.
Manns Extra Tough Clear Varnish can be cleaned on a day to day basis with Manns Surface Cleaner and a damp cloth or mop. varnished surfaces should never be cleaned with large amounts of water.
Clean off tools using warm water or methylated spirits before dry. If cleaning with warm water, a small amount of detergent can be used if required.
This product stores best when kept at temperatures above 4℃ and below 28℃. As with most water-based products, avoid temperatures below zero or the water content of the product will freeze. Keep container tightly closed and store in a well-ventilated area. If stored in the correct conditions, Mann's Extra Tough Clear Varnish will keep for at least a year
Very easy to use and resulting finish was excellent .Would strongly recommend this company and products.
I have been painting and decorating for over 50 years, starting in my teens- - -an amateur but with art college background. I found Manns extra tough satin varnish a pleasure to use, easy to apply and did exactly what it said it would- - - a beautiful pitch pine bathroom floor with satin varnish, which has brought out the grain of the wood wonderfully. I'm delighted and would recommend this product to anyone.
Go's on well using a sponge brush, the more coats the better the finish.
Easy to apply, sands well and leaves a good smooth finish.
Well pleased with the product
The varnish was easy to apply, which we did by brush and after several coats produced the finish that we required.
Manns extra tough interior varnish being water based is very easy to apply. I chose the matt finish to give my new oak vaneer (internal) doors a contemporary finish. They needed a light denib after the first coat (to be expected), but successive coats (I applied 3 in total), dried smooth. Fast drying, with an initial strongish odour, successive coats can be applied after a few hours to get the job done.
Although Manns says 2-3 coats required, I found it's more like 5-6 coats to achieve a decent gloss level. I also sanded to 400g between coats.
Although Manns says 2-3 coats required, I found it's more like 5-6 coats to achieve a decent gloss level. I also sanded to 400g between coats. Nice lustre when finished, but quite alot of work. I'll stick to cellulose lacquer in future (when water base is not required)
Was advised to use this by Jay on the front desk and he was absolutely right! Used on new light Oak doors, product went on well and has not changed the colour which is what we wanted. Easy to apply, dries fast and did not run or streak.
Easy to use, with an excellent finish, we are very happy with the end result.
Excellent finish and Easy to use definitely recommend this product
Over the summer I lovingly prept my eight foot kitchen table; which was in desperate need of an overhaul. I used a known brand, however, the product didn't do what it said on the tin! Again time was spend on prepping the table and researching what I could use. I came across Manns stain and varnish, I read the reviews and I decided that we would use it. I am honestly so pleased, the table looks amazing.
I would certainly use the product again to keep oak as pale as possible without yellowing. Very small amounts of white pigment can enhance this look. However on kitchen doors even 4 coats of satin are not sufficient. I have no experience of the gloss but in future I would experiment by sealing with gloss & finishing with satin.
Have not used this product before, but read a good number of positive reviews and decided to purchase the 5 litre size container. As with other customers I found it easy to apply and being water based, brush only required to be cleaned with warm soapy water. However, being water based the first coat does raise the grain of the wood, but if you lightly sand after the first and subsequent coats, then you should achieve a good finish. Will be ordering some more as I have 13 doors to varnish, and the ones I have done so far look very good.
Really easy to use. Have used it on an old railway sleep that I turned into a fire surround. I bought the satin finish and it worked really well.