Blackfriar Polyurethane Varnish

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Typical Coverage (per coat)14m² per litre
Touch Dry2-4 Hours
ApplicationBrush, Roller
The figures stated above are approximate. Please ensure you refer to all datasheets for full application information.

Transform interior woodwork with Blackfriar Polyurethane Varnish. This tough and durable varnish brings out the natural grain and colours of wooden surfaces – and protects them from household stains including hot water. For all types of interior wood, tough and durable, resists hot water splashes and dilute acids, solvent based.

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£18.81 + VAT

Transform interior woodwork with Blackfriar Polyurethane Varnish. This tough and durable varnish brings out the natural grain and colours of wooden surfaces – and protects them from household stains including hot water.

Performance Characteristics

  • For all types of interior wood
  • Tough and durable
  • Resists hot water splashes
  • Resists dilute acids
  • Solvent based


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 surface, 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 with a broad stirrer prior to use. The product may be applied by brush or roller. 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. 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.


  • Do not use over French polish.
  • The matt finish is not suitable for use on floors.
  • Not suitable for use on plastic type materials, eg. imitation wood.
  • If using a coloured finish: Apply the material as evenly as possible to maintain an overall consistent colour.
  • The final shade of the varnish depends upon the original colour and the absorption of the timber we recommend to test for shade on an off-cut or inconspicuous area.
  • If using two tins we recommend mixing them to ensure an even shade is obtained.
  • Before applying varnish to floors we recommend a trial application on an inconspicuous area of the floor. Once dried check adhesion with a sticky tape. This is essential, particularly when applying to cork tiles, pre-finished tiles or laminate flooring.

Drying Times

Touch dry in 2 - 4 hours. Recoat after 16 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.

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Can you tell me if you have the Dark Oak SATIN finish in stock, as I heard that this colour/product is being discontinued?

Cat McLeod from Hull (england) - 05/06/17


All colours for Blackfriar Polyurethane Varnish are only available in a gloss finish. Matt and Satin finishes are available in Clear only.

Can I apply this varnish successfully onto a surface already treated (3 thin coats) with Black Friar Quick Drying Varnish?

Gwyneth Depport from Montgomery (Wales) - 04/12/16

Yes Blackfriar Polyurethane Varnish can be applied over the Blackfriar Quick Drying Varnish.

Abrade lightly with a fine grade of sandpaper to give a key to the surface. Do not thin the Blackfriar Polyurethane Varnish before use but apply in thin layers.

Can I successfully mix two colours of the Blackfriars Polyurethane varnish?

Sheila Marshall from Worcester (UK) - 17/10/16

This should be OK, the colours will be compatible with each other but always best to try a small test first to check the ratios to get the best colour.

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Free delivery on orders over £75 (terms & conditions)

• Deliveries will be made within 3 working days (standard delivery)
• You must be UK mainland based for the free delivery offer.
• Postcodes listed are excluded from the free delivery and priced below.

Please note: deliveries will need to be signed for at the point of delivery.

UK Mainland OnlyUp to £75.00£75.01 +
Standard (2/3 working days)£8.00FREE
Next Day£15.00£15.00
Next day before 09:00am£30.00£30.00
Next day before 10:30am£25.00£25.00
Next day before 12:00pm£20.00£20.00
Saturday Delivery£35.00£35.00

£25 (Standard 2-3 Day Delivery Only)

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Please note that all carriage prices are quoted without V.A.T. at the current rate.

Scottish Islands - outside standard distribution area, please contact us for a quote.

There may be an exception for heavy goods when purchased in quantity where we will contact you to advise any additional charges.

Next Day delivery and Saturday Service is available on stocked items for orders received before 11:00am only.

Because of the nature of our products, we use specially selected carriers to ensure safe and prompt delivery to you.

Please note: Any time or date named by Rawlins Paints Limited for delivery is given and intended as an estimate only and Rawlins Paints Limited shall not be liable to make good any damage or loss whether arising directly or indirectly out of a delay in delivery. Deliveries are made using a reliable nationwide carrier. Although over 99% of consignments arrive on time, we recommend that no labour is employed to undertake work until materials have arrived on site.

Blackfriar Polyurethane Varnish TDS


Blackfriar Polyurethane Varnish MSDS

Whilst every effort is made to ensure our data sheets are up to date, we advise you check the latest revision directly with the manufacturer to ensure you have the most current version.
E J Rawlins & Co. Ltd trading as Rawlins Paints make available product data sheets and information in good faith but without warranty. We do not accept liability for any errors or omissions contained within the data sheets or any outdated versions.