• Blackfriar Quick Drying Varnish

Blackfriar Quick Drying Varnish


Blackfriar Quick Drying Varnish transforms your interior wooden surfaces. Available in a range of five natural shades, it provides a hardwearing, quick-drying finish.

  • For all types of interior wood
  • Tough and durable
  • Easy to clean water-based formulation
  • Apply via brush, roller or spray
  • Quick drying - touch dry in just 1 hour and recoatable after 4 hours
  • Good coverage of up to 14m² per litre per coat
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Blackfriar Quick Drying Varnish is ideal for all interior wood including doors and panelling, it provides a quick drying finish that is tough and durable. Blackfriar Quick Drying Varnish resists knocks, hot water splashes and some household stains. It can be applied via brush, roller or spray.  Available in a range of five natural shades.

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Features & Benefits

  • For all types of interior wood
  • Tough and durable
  • Apply via brush, roller or spray
  • Easy to clean
  • Quick drying
  • Water-based formulation
  • Resists knocks, hot water splashes and some household stains
  • Good coverage of up to 14m² per litre per coat


Ensure surface to be varnished is clean, dry, sound and free from wax, oil or any other contamination. If wax has been used clean the surface thoroughly with white spirit prior to sanding. Bare wood should be sanded to a smooth surfaces, always working with the grain.

Sound previously varnished surfaces should be lightly sanded to provide a key. Remove dust. Existing varnished surfaces which are unsound or in poor condition can be stripped back to bare timber with Blackfriar Professional Paint and Varnish Remover.


Stir thoroughly prior to use. The product may be applied by brush, roller or spray.

If applying by brush, apply evenly using light strokes following the grain of the wood.

If rollering use a short nap mohair roller.

For best results 3-4 coats are recommended on new wood and 2-3 coats on previously varnished surfaces.

For coloured varnish apply coat on coat until you achieve the desired colour. If the colour is achieved in only one or two coats of coloured varnish, build up to three coats with Blackfriar Quick Drying Varnish in Clear.

Prior to application of the final coat or if the overcoating time is exceeded lightly abrade with fine glass paper working with the grain and remove dust. The varnish will appear cloudy when wet but will quickly dry to a clear or translucent finish.


When applying to new or bare wood, thin the first coat with up to 10% water.


  • Not suitable for use on plastic type materials, eg. imitation wood.
  • The clear matt finish is not suitable for use on floors.
  • Do not use over French polish.
  • For coloured varnish, apply the product as evenly as possible to maintain an overall consistent colour.
  • The final shade of the varnish depends upon the orginal colour and absorbency of the wood.
  • We recommend to test for shade on an off-cut or inconspicuous area.
  • If using more than one tin we recommend mixing them to ensure an even shade is obtained.
  • Do not use under cold (less than 10°C), damp or humid conditions.
  • Do not wash the varnished surface for at least 3 days after application.
  • If water is spilled on it during this period gently wipe off with a soft dry cloth.



Up to 14m² per litre per coat.

Drying Time

  • Touch dry in 1 hour.
  • Recoat after 4 hours and within 3 days.
  • Drying times are based on an ambient temperature of 20°C and 50% relative humidity.
  • Lower temperatures or higher humidity will prolong the drying and overcoating times.

Clean Up

  • Remove as much paint as possible from equipment before cleaning.
  • Clean with warm water, rinse and dry thoroughly.


  • Store in a dry, safe place.
  • Do not store in environments where extreme temperatures may occur.
  • Keep within 5-30°C. Do not store in direct sunlight.

Health And Safety

  • Keep out of reach of children.
  • Read label before use.
  • If medical advice is needed, have product container or label at hand.
  • Dispose of contents and container in accordance with all local, regional, national and international regulations.
  • EU limit values: 500g/l (2007) 400g/l (2010.) This product contains a maximum of 130g/l VOC.


Please contact Rawlins Paints' Technical Support Team on 0113 2455450 (option 2) or send a message to [email protected] for more information.

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It is your responsibility to read the Product Data Sheets (available below) before you place an order and prior to application of the product. The content of this website is our best recommendation and is not advice. Coverage rates quoted are approximate, you agree that coverage depends on the condition of the substrate, surface absorption, texture and application method. We ALWAYS recommend a trial area is coated to ensure the product meets your requirements before use.

Product Details

Data sheet

Blackfriar Professional
Base Type
Water Based
Interior/Exterior Use
Suitable Substrates
Brush, Roller, Spray
Dry to Recoat (at 20°C)
4 Hours (and within 3 days)
14m² per litre
Recommended Thinner/Cleaner
Min. Application Temperature
Touch Dry
1 Hour
UN Number

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