Heavy Duty Wood Varnish

Ultra-tough protection, available in satin and dead flat finishes

For use on interior wood surfaces to give ultra-tough protection against chemicals, cleaning agents, alcohol and oils, and high wear.

Our Heavy Duty Wood Varnish is an ultra-hard, high-quality, and fast-drying varnish with a satin or dead flat finish that dries to a crystal-clear film.

It’s a great choice for interior surfaces that need a high level of protection such as work surfaces and areas of high wear, and it’s no wonder that it’s relied upon by decorators everywhere for a superior and long-lasting finish.

Our Heavy Duty varnish range brings the highest protection single packs ever developed.

The Details

16 hour cure
Abrasion resistant
Chemical resistant
Food and child safe
Heat resistant
High abrasion resistance
High chemical resistance
High heat resistance
Quick drying
Stain resitant
Ultra hard
Ultra tough
Water resistant
Water wash up

ideal for

  • Bookshelves
  • New wood
  • Staircases
  • Wood and MDF
  • Hardwood and softwood doors
  • Kitchen worktops
  • Internal wood
  • Bar tops
  • Wood
  • Counters
  • Worktops
  • Hardwood
  • Doors
  • Softwood
  • Wooden worktops
  • Woodwork
  • Tabletops
  • Window frames
  • Furniture
  • Fireplaces
  • Kitchen cabinets
  • Skirting
  • Shelving
  • Small objects
  • Wood panelling
  • Interior wood

unique qualities

  • Industrial level of finish
  • Household safe
  • Interior
  • Cures fast
  • Very hard and durable finish
  • Highly water resistant
  • Highly durable
  • Ultra hard
  • Water resistant
  • Stain resistant
  • Good resistance to alcohol, stains and chemicals
  • Heat resistant
  • Water wash up
  • Quick drying
  • Easy to apply
  • Brush or roller application
  • Dead flat finish
  • Spray
  • Highly stain resistant
  • Wash brushes in water
  • Very fast drying
  • Abrasion resistant
  • Long-lasting protection
  • Highly abrasion resistant
  • Cures in 16 hours
  • Highly chemical resistant
  • Highly heat resistant
  • Dries clear

available in

  • 100ml
  • 500ml
  • 1 litre
  • 4 litre

drying times

  • 30-60 Minutes


  • 10-20 Square metres per litre

recoat times

  • 1-2 Hours

curing times

  • 16 Hours

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Useful information

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