Clear Varnish

Oil-based Timber Varnish

*Previously known as Glossproof, Mattproof, Satinproof

A clear, silky smooth, polyurethane finish that provides excellent protection against wear and scratches. Clear Varnish’s refined clarity formulation ensures that the natural timber beauty is brought out.

Prooftint can be added to Clear Varnish to create a one step stain and varnish, or alternatively, the surface may be stained directly with Prooftint prior to applying the finish.

Available in Gloss, Satin or Matt sheen level

surface preparation

New Timber
Sand to a smooth surface and remove all sanding dust before coating. To achieve a super-smooth finish or if the timber grain is open or coarse, apply a coat of Feast Watson Sanding Sealer and sand back as per the directions. For naturally oily timbers, seal the timber with Feast Watson Proofseal as per the directions prior to application.

Previously Coated Timber
Previously varnished surfaces need to be sanded to a dull finish. Remove all sanding dust before coating.

Proofseal Sanding Sealer Timber Primer


Stir thoroughly before and during application with a flat blade stirrer taking care not to introduce bubbles. Apply Clear Varnish using a brush, roller or spray. If spraying Clear Varnish may be thinned by using 10% mineral turpentine. If applying by roller, use a short nap (5mm) mohair roller. Ensure edges and end grain are fully coated.

Allow 8 hours drying between coats. Sand lightly between coats with a fine sandpaper. If applying over a previous varnish coating, two coats will be sufficient. For new timber, and if applying by spray, apply a minimum of three coats. More coats may be applied for extra durability.

Apply Prooftint following label directions prior to the application of Clear Varnish. Allow Prooftint to dry the recommended period before applying Clear Varnish.

Alternatively, add 10% Prooftint to the first coat of Clear Varnish, and allow 8 hours before applying the second coat. If the desired colour is achieved in the first coat, apply subsequent coats without the Prooftint additive. To further develop colour intensity, Prooftint can be added to the subsequent coats.


Regularly monitor the surface for signs of colour loss or surface defects. When required, lightly sand the surface and remove dust. Recoat with additional coats of Clear Varnish as per application instructions.

To rejuvenate your interior furniture and other sealed timber surfaces, polish with Feast Watson Mastertouch Polish

  • Where to useIdeal for all interior furniture, panelling, doors, window frames, skirting boards, architraves, trim, toys, MDF and plywood. Not suitable for flooring
  • Coverage m2/L10
  • Mix ratio: (optional)Staining: add 10% Prooftint to the first coat of clear varnish (only), or for greater colour intensity add 10% Prooftint to all 3 coats of Clear Varnish
  • Number of coats3
  • Recoat time8 hours
  • Clean upMineral Turpentine
  • Sizes available250ml, 500ml, 1L, 4L