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Hempel Favourite Varnish

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Hempel's Favourite Varnish is a clear urethane alkyd varnish. It is a high-gloss, easy-to-use varnish which is both flexible and durable. Good resistance to seawater, sunlight and adverse weather conditions.

Minimum Application Temperature : 5°c

Application Methods :

Temp Touch Dry Recoat (min/max) Thinners / Tool Cleaner Coverage
10°c 12 hrs 12 hrs  - 4 Days Thinners No: 1 16m2/ltr
20°c 6 hrs 6 hrs - 2 Days   16m2/ltr

Preparation & Application

New Wood

Sanding (remove dust).  Saturate the dry, clean surface with suitable wood preservative, allow to dry.  Apply one coat of the product thinned with 20% Hempel Thinners 811 (No1).  Apply second coat of the product thinned 5-10%.  Sanding (remove dust).  Finally apply 3-5 coats of the product.  Add thinner to assist application if necessary.  To obtain a smooth surface, sanding between coats is recommended (remove dust).


Sanding (remove dust).  Degrease the surface thoroughly  with a suitable degreaser.  Continue as for other types of new wood. 


Sanding (remove dust).  Degrease the surface thoroughly with  suitable degreaser.  Continue as for other types of new wood.

 Previously Varnished Surfaces

Wash surface with suitable cleaning agent.  Do not use detergents unless they are removed completely, as otherwise residues can spoil the drying properties and give adhesion problems.  Proceed as for new wood.  In some cases the antimould treatment and the first thinned coats can be ommited. 

Note: Ammonia water may discolour oak, mahogany and teak

For further information on technical and safety information please refer to files provided in the technical and safety tab above

The colour's shown should be used as a guide only due to the varying degrees in monitor colour management

Technical & Safety Sheets

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