"I bought this varnish to coat my staircase as I was recommended to use yacht varnish as it is hard wearing and gives a nice finish. I searched on google for prices for yacht varnish and this one came out cheapest and had good reviews so I thought I'd give it a go and so glad I did! Would totally recommend this product to anyone with any doubts over the no nonsense brand as I bet this is just as good as the other yacht varnish out there but at over half the price. Good work Screwfix"
"This stuff needs to cover all and go on easy, you can put loads of thinners in it and it goes a long way, dries flat and hard. Good Stuff indoors or out, excellent on garden furniture, Could be cheaper and available in larger quantities."
"I have used this varnish for many years. I find it extremely good on hardwood such as Opepe, Red Oak and Brazilian dark hardwood. The varnish highlights the grain of the wood. If possible lay the wood flat which allows more varnish to be administered without running. The varnish does take a day to dry and in low temperatures a lot longer. I do a lot of work near the sea that is why I use it."
"I've used this product on a solid oak table as part of a renovation and also on shuttering grade 12mm plywood to help protect a trailer from the elements.
1. It is stated to cover 17 m2 / litre. This is 12.75 m2 / tin. I have no idea how they came to this figure. By brush expect to cover half that.
2. Diluting it with thinners affects the quality of the finish. It will go further (and will be fine for non-precision applications) but will not set 'hard' like a cellulose based product which it does neat.
3. It takes a long time to dry. After 24hrs it is weatherproof, but will not fully cure for about a week. This is no different from any solvent based finish, however.
4. I wish they sold it in bigger tins (i.e. 2.5 L)
Overall, for the price it's brilliant stuff. Use it!"
"I used this on a garden gate and a short length of picket fence, I even varnished the the wood before and after assembly, and initially the finish looked good, but the varnish didn't last the winter. I even noticed some discolouration of the wood after it had rained on it a couple of times. It will take loads of work to try and put this right. I thought I would save a few quid, but I should have bought a branded varnish. I only gave this product one star because I couldn't give it zero stars"