Varnish & Woodcare

Varnish provides the ideal finished appearance of your surface or product. Its transparent and protective cover has no added colour in order to enhance the natural pigment of the wood. Varnish is therefore intended for wood where the texture and grain are on show. Our premium wood varnish is formulated to be tough and durable, non-yellowing, odourless and quick drying. 

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  1. Coo-Var Quick Drying Acrylic Varnish Eggshell Clear
    From £12.60 £10.50
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  2. Coo-Var Polyurethane Varnish Eggshell Clear
    From £12.28 £10.23
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  3. Johnstone's Heavy Duty Yacht Varnish Gloss Clear
    From £10.27 £8.56
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  4. Coo-var Polyurethane Varnish Clear Gloss
    From £9.31 £7.76
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  5. Dulux Trade DIamond Glaze Varnish Clear Satin
    From £28.51 £23.76
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  6. Dulux Trade Polyurethane Varnish Clear Gloss
    From £18.34 £15.28
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  7. Coo-Var Polyurethane Varnish Matt Clear
    From £12.28 £10.23
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  8. Johnstone's Polyurethane Varnish Gloss Clear
    From £20.71 £17.26
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  9. Sadolin Polyurethane Extra Durable Varnish Gloss
    From £17.24 £14.37
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  10. Johnstone's Quick Dry Polyurethane Varnish Gloss
    From £7.99 £6.66
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  11. Dulux Trade Polyurethane Varnish Clear Satin
    From £18.34 £15.28
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  12. Johnstone's Quick Dry Polyurethane Varnish Satin
    From £7.99 £6.66
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  13. Dulux Trade Quick Dry Varnish Clear Gloss
    From £18.34 £15.28
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  14. Johnstones Polyurethane Varnish Satin
    From £20.71 £17.26
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  15. Dulux Trade Quick Dry Varnish Clear Satin
    From £18.34 £15.28
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  16. Johnstone's Floor Varnish Satin Clear
    From £31.34 £26.12
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Our trade varnish is designed to perfect a satin, semi-gloss, eggshell or mid sheen finish. Buy today to protect your floors, doors, furniture and yacht from daily wear and tear.Choose from our range of brands; Dulux Trade, Coo-Var, Sadolin, Johnstones and more.

A Guide To Varnish

Wood varnish is a wonderful way to highlight the best design features of your home. Interior woodcare is about treating, restoring and transforming your favourite pieces; from furniture to flooring and skirting boards, we can help you create a home you can be proud of.

So what is Varnish exactly?

Trade varnish is a transparent, clear and tough protective finish. Unlike paint it has no pigment, serving instead to finish the product. There are many different forms of varnish, some are marked as combined stain and varnish others as lacquer or polyurethane. Varnish in itself refers only to the finished appearance of your surface, it acts as the crowning touch to any woodcare project.

How to varnish your wood

Varnish is available in a range of sizes for both commercial and residential use, use our handy paint calculator to estimate how much you need. Simply enter the height, width of your surface and we will work it out for you. Just always ensure to order a little more than you need to account for human error or for future touch ups. After staining your surface, start by testing your varnish on a piece of interior wood so you can anticipate the final finish. Once you are satisfied, brush down your surface, being careful to remove any and all traces of dust. Now you can begin to paint using a good quality clean paint brush. As with the stain, try to follow the grain of wood, wiping off an excess as you go. After letting the first coat dry, go over it lightly with an abrasive paper. Wipe down and then apply your second coat and third if required.

Wood Varnish at The Paint Shed

At The Paint Shed we aim to make woodcare accessible for all, which is why we stock everything required for your project one place - in our woodcare tab. Browse through our selection of stains, varnishes, oil and wax, fillers and treatments. Just team with the necessary tools and cleaning solutions and you will have everything you need to create a smooth and natural durable finish. Don’t forget our team of woodcare experts are here to help you every step of the way. Just reach out to us on 033 3320 2369, [email protected] or pop by your local store.