Mckloskey spar varnish

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Forum topic by jwmalone posted 07-27-2016 02:22 PM 666 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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07-27-2016 02:22 PM

Hello guys/gals. I use a lot of spar varnish, mostly cabbots. Now years ago I did lots of research on stain varnish polly things of that nature so that I would understand the nature of the products I used. So I could make intelligent decisions on what I would use on a project, not just well this is what the boss man used. I’m interested in trying out Mckloskleys ( how ever you spell that) because ive heard good things over the years. Every can had a different color label ( all said spar varnish) no one carry’s it around here that I’ve found. So if I want pure straight up SPAR VARNISH what do I need ask for and were to go . The sights I’ve found so far don’t give a decent product description. Just not familiar with Mckloskys product line.

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#1 posted 07-27-2016 02:43 PM

Ask for Epifane’s… =8^0 Bring money.

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#2 posted 07-27-2016 03:37 PM

Mccklosky’s Man O War spar varnish is made by Valspar. The different colored cans may denote satin vs high gloss. Other wise, I’ve found no difference.
Mine comes from Wal-Mart @ 75 a gallon. It’s cheaper on line but shipping can more than eat up the savings.
It’s good stuff. It can be thinned for spraying or mixed with a BLO based oil (I use Watco) to make a wipe on finish.

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#3 posted 07-27-2016 05:38 PM

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#4 posted 07-27-2016 05:55 PM

I get mine at Ace.

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#5 posted 07-27-2016 05:59 PM

We just got an ace, been meaning to check them out.

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