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Varnish & Woodcare

Doors. Floors. Tables. Chairs. Boats. Bed Frames. You have anything with wood, and there’s a good chance you need to get it varnished. At The Paint Shed, we have a great range of wood varnish solutions from top brands like Dulux TradeCoo-Var, SadolinJohnstones and more.

If you’re looking for reliable varnish and something to help furniture look its best for years to come, get your wood varnish from The Paint Shed today.

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  1. Johnstone's Trade Woodworks Durable Quick Dry Polyurethane Varnish Satin
    Johnstone's Trade Woodworks Durable Quick Dry Polyurethane Varnish Satin
    From £10.26 £8.55
  2. Rocktop Multi-Surface Clearcoat Matt
    Rocktop Multi-surface Clearcoat Matt
    From £19.39 £16.16
  3. Rocktop Multi-Surface Clearcoat Satin
    Rocktop Multi-surface Clearcoat Satin
    From £19.39 £16.16
  4. Johnstones Quick Dry Polyurethane Floor Varnish Satin
    Johnstone's Trade Woodworks Quick Dry Polyurethane Floor Varnish Satin
    From £40.24 £33.53
  5. Johnstones Polyurethane Varnish Satin
    Johnstone's Trade Woodworks Polyurethane Varnish Satin
    From £8.94 £7.45
  6. Sadolin Polyurethane Extra Durable Varnish Satin
    Sadolin Polyurethane Extra Durable Varnish Satin
    From £19.15 £15.96
  7. Dulux Trade Diamond Glaze Varnish Clear Satin
    Dulux Trade Diamond Glaze Varnish Clear Satin
    From £34.48 £28.73
  8. Coo-Var Yacht & Seaplane Gloss Varnish
    Coo-Var Yacht & Seaplane Gloss Varnish
    From £13.99 £11.66
  9. Johnstone's Heavy Duty Yacht Varnish Gloss Clear
    Woodworks Heavy Duty Yacht Varnish Gloss Clear
    From £13.19 £10.99
  10. Dulux Trade Yacht Varnish Clear Gloss
    Dulux Trade Yacht Varnish Clear Gloss
    From £27.07 £22.56
  11. COO-VAR POLYURETHANE VARNISH MATT CLEAR
    Coo-Var Polyurethane Varnish Matt Clear
    From £14.08 £11.73
  12. Sadolin Polyurethane Extra Durable Varnish Matt
    Sadolin Polyurethane Extra Durable Varnish Matt
    From £19.15 £15.96
  13. Dulux Trade Quick Dry Varnish Clear Satin
    Dulux Trade Quick Dry Varnish Clear Satin
    From £22.18 £18.48
  14. COO-VAR YACHT & SEA PLANE EGGSHELL VARNISH
    Coo-Var Yacht & Sea Plane Eggshell Varnish
    From £15.41 £12.84
  15. Sadolin Outdoor Varnish Matt
    Sadolin Outdoor Varnish Matt
    From £19.58 £16.32
  16. Sadolin Polyurethane Floor Varnish Satin
    Sadolin Polyurethane Floor Varnish Satin
    From £48.68 £40.57
  17. Coo-var Polyurethane Varnish Gloss
    Coo-Var Polyurethane Varnish Clear Gloss
    From £10.67 £8.89
  18. Sadolin Extra Durable Clearcoat Gloss
    Sadolin Extra Durable Clearcoat Gloss
    From £24.89 £20.74
  19. Johstones Quick Dry Polyurethane Floor Varnish Gloss
    Johnstone's Trade Woodworks Quick Dry Polyurethane Floor Varnish Gloss
    From £40.24 £33.53
  20. Coo-Var Quick Drying Acrylic Varnish Eggshell Clear
    Coo-Var Quick Drying Acrylic Varnish Eggshell Clear
    From £14.46 £12.05
  21. Johnstone's Polyurethane Varnish Gloss Clear
    Woodworks Polyurethane Varnish Gloss Clear
    From £8.94 £7.45
  22. Dulux Trade Polyurethane Varnish Clear Satin
    Dulux Trade Polyurethane Varnish Clear Satin
    From £22.18 £18.48
  23. Dulux Trade Diamond Glaze Varnish Clear Gloss
    Dulux Trade Diamond Glaze Varnish Clear Gloss
    From £34.48 £28.73
  24. COO-VAR QUICK DRY ACRYLIC GLOSS VARNISH CLEAR
    Coo-Var Quick Dry Acrylic Gloss Varnish Clear
    From £14.44 £12.03
  25. Sadolin Yacht Varnish Clear Gloss
    Sadolin Yacht Varnish Clear Gloss
    From £19.58 £16.32
  26. Rocktop Multi-Surface Clearcoat Gloss
    Rocktop Multi-surface Clearcoat Gloss
    From £19.39 £16.16
  27. Fiddes Premier Wood Varnish Satin
    Fiddes Premier Wood Varnish Satin
    From £16.79 £13.99
  28. Johnstone's Quick Dry Polyurethane Varnish Gloss
    Woodworks Quick Dry Polyurethane Varnish Gloss
    From £10.26 £8.55
  29. Dulux Trade Polyurethane Varnish Clear Gloss
    Dulux Trade Polyurethane Varnish Clear Gloss
    From £22.18 £18.48
  30. Johnstone's Floor Varnish Gloss Clear
    Woodworks Floor Varnish Gloss Clear
    From £40.24 £33.53
  31. Sadolin Polyurethane Floor Varnish Gloss
    Sadolin Polyurethane Floor Varnish Gloss
    From £48.68 £40.57

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FAQs

Wood varnish provides the ideal finished appearance on any surface. It is transparent and has no added colour to enhance the natural pigment of the wood. You are looking to use wood varnish when you want to highlight the natural texture and grain. If you wanted to add colour to the wood, you’re best to use a woodstain first before varnishing.
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Wood varnishes are typically used on doors, window frames and pretty much anywhere you want to protect the wood. That’s why it is just as common to apply some varnish to a table as it is to your kitchen cabinet.
You’ll typically find that oil or water-based varnishes are your main options, and there is much debate over which you should be using. The water-based varnish is faster drying, doesn’t have a strong smell, and will not see any yellowing over time.

Oil-based varnishes are more durable (due to a higher VOC), tend to last longer, and typically take a few knocks and hits a bit better than water-based varnishes. Some oil varnishes can discolour over time, but that’s a case of years (even decades) rather than a couple of months.
Yes. Even if you’re looking for a completely clear varnish for a surface, you can still choose from products which will provide a matt, satin, or gloss finish after drying in. Always remember that varnish is made to sit “on” your wood, whereas woodstain is made to penetrate. You should take the time to consider what sheen you want from your varnish, e.g. a glossy varnish might look good on an interior table, but not on a garden bench.

It depends on where the varnish is going, how much you’re using, and the type of varnish. These days, most varnishes are formulated to a high enough standard that two or three coats will see you through. If you were using a water-based varnish over large areas (for example, a flight of stairs), you might need another coat or two on top of that to get it looking perfect. Many of the quicker drying products, like Johnstones Quick Dry Polyurethane Floor Varnish Satin, can easily see you getting three coats down in one day.

At The Paint Shed, we aim to make woodcare accessible for all, which is why we stock everything required for your project in one place - in our woodcare tab. Browse through our selection of stains, oil and waxfillers and treatments

Remember to get sorted with the necessary tools & cleaning solutions, and you will have everything you need to start varnishing. Don’t forget our team of woodcare experts are here to help you every step of the way. Just reach out to us by phone on 033 3320 2369, or ask the experts at your local Paint Shed location.