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Manns Extra Tough Interior Varnish

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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.

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Overview

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.

Note: For flooring - Use Manns Extra Tough Floor Varnish or for commercial grade protection on flooring Manns Extra Tough Pro Floor Varnish.

Preparation

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.

Application

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.

Maintenance

Manns Extra Tough Clear Polyurethane 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.

Cleaning

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.

Storage

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

Caution

  • In case of contact with eyes rinse immediately with plenty of water and seek medical advice.
  • Wear suitable gloves and eye/face protection.
  • Keep out of reach of children.

Drying Times

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.

  • Reviews

Manns Extra Tough Interior Varnish reviews - Rating: 4.8 out of 5 stars, based on 73 reviews.

Filter:   All reviews (73)   5 stars (62)   4 stars (9)   3 stars (1)   1 star (1)  

Lois
20/08/15
 1L, Super Gloss
Very high shine
Provides a higher shine than water-based acrylic. Easy to use. Environmentally friendly. Arrived quickly.
Antony Hyde
08/08/15
 1L, Satin
I`m sceptical about water based varnishes but this surpassed my expectations.
Bought this to refinish a coffee table. My daughter had a small table she had painted in white acrylic. She wanted a harder wearing finish on the top,so we flatted the paint and gave it two coats of satin,it gave an excellent finish. I then did the table I had originally bought it for.It was solid pine. I sanded it down,did three coats by roller as per instructions and now have a table that looks brand new.
Pat Mayor
27/07/15
 1L, Matt
Great product.
Used this product twice now, and it was as good this time as when I used it before. Easy to apply and leaves a lovely finish. Used on an oak dining table, and gave 4 coats. Really shows off the oak grain.
Kathrin Davies
03/07/15
 1L, Satin
Used to finish table tops
Great product. I didn't like to use varnishes before, but this one is easy to use and produces a good finish. It dries very quick and doesn't smell, so it is great for using in the house. I would definitely use Manns Varnish again.
A Buyer.
23/05/15
 5L, Matt
Disappointing.
Firstly this product is described as having a "Matt" finish. It's far from that. The reason I bought this item is because I found that the satin finish of another manufacturers product was too shiny for me (and they no longer supply a matt product), sadly this matt finish isn't too much less shiny than the satin finish I had before. Secondly, the finish is also far from "Extra Tough". It's not even tough, never mind "extra". I find that it scratches and marks almost by looking at it!. Very Disappointing. The only positive thing I can say is that the product covers a huge area, but that is a bit pointless if even after 3 coats it marks and scratches so easily.
Our feedback:-
Hi,

I am sorry you were not satisfied with this product. Please would you let me know if the product was stirred well before use as all varnish is a satin finish until the matting agents are added. The matting agents in varnish tend to sink to the bottom of the container and need a good stir.

Please give us a call to discuss this further.
Graham Cameron
27/03/15
 1L, Gloss
Simplicity of use
Very low odour,quick drying. After leaving my coatings for a week I then used a pure silicone oil and buffed it to get a higher lustre. Very simple and effective. A personal choice.
Colin Cook
12/03/15
 5L, Satin
Excellent Varnish
Ordered this to treat wardrobe doors for my customer. Very pleased with the result. This product is excellent.
Amanda Stonham
06/03/15
 5L, Satin
Great quality varnish
This was easy to apply with a lovely finish. Tough, low odour and 5 litres went a long way.
Alan Sansom
04/03/15
 1L, Gloss
Product seems to do what's on the tin
I have only used it on a couple of projects to date but results are good
Matthew Powell
27/02/15
 5L, Matt
Brilliant finish and excellent product
We used this on a hydrated limewash floor. We asked WFD if it was compatible with the limewash and they suggested testing a small area. So we did and then used it on the floor. The varnish has enhanced the finish, allowing the limewash to really come through. It has also left a finish that feels soft underfoot.This is a great product and very easy to use. I'd recommend it to anyone. We also have half a 5l bottle left so it goes really far too.
Derbyshire Lad
24/02/15
 1L, Satin
Great finish and easy to use
Water had got into the varnish of my 10 year old kitchen cabinet doors. Sanded back to bare wood and applied three coats of this with a light sand inbetween. Wood came up a treat and is a good match for the remaining good doors.
Peter Reynolds
19/02/15
 1L, Satin
Easy to use, satisfactory finish
We were looking for a tough varnish for our family dining table. This seems satisfactory, though a long period of use will be needed before we really know. Despite offering only a very expensive courier service to our area, Wood Finishes Direct happily allowed us to have MyHermes pick up this parcel. It was packaged thoroughly.
R Webster
18/02/15
 1L, Satin
Wonderful stuff.
Loved it. Went on easily and quickly in very fine layers. Each layer dried in half an hour (great when you're doing the hallway) and best of all it made the floor look like new. No orangey colour. Just naturally beautiful
J. Forbes
30/01/15
 1L, Super Gloss
Unbelievably easy and non-messy, beautiful finish
We used this product to refinish an African walnut kitchen worktop. After sanding to remove all the old varnish we rubbed in some wood stain where the surface was discoloured. Added the three coats of Mann's Extra Tough as recommended, with light sanding between coats. Two coats the first day, the third the next morning. Enjoyed the result so much we couldn't resist adding a fourth coat! So far, the worktop is standing up to our usual heavy use.
Peter Aeberhard
20/12/14
 1L, Satin
Great Product
Really happy with the varnish - easy to apply and looks good.
David Blatchford
17/12/14
 1L, Satin
Second purchase
Used extensively on white oak engineered doors gives a soft a uniform finish.
Colin Boddy
08/12/14
 1L, Matt
Great easy to use varnish when applying with hvlp sprayer
Used this varnish on painted furniture as needed something that would give the items a tough durable finish and this hit the spot
Colin Boddy
08/12/14
 1L, Super Gloss
Great easy to use varnish when applying with hvlp sprayer
Used this varnish on painted furniture as needed something that would give the items a tough durable finish and this hit the spot
Our feedback:-
Thank you for your review Mr Boddy, We are glad you was happy with the product.
Simon Talbot
06/12/14
 1L, Satin
Excellent Product!
This gave a very nice finish when applied to wood that I had stained with a light oak colour. Will definitely use again!
Robert Truelove
14/11/14
 1L, Satin
Easy clean
Nice and Easy to work with.


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2-3
coats
10m²
per litre
1h 30m
dry time
 

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