Timber Floor Varnish

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Feast Watson Timber Floor Varnish is our go-to finish that’s been with us from the start.
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Number of coats

Where to use

Timber and cork flooring, parquetry, timber benchtops, stairways, handrails, furniture, doors and trim.


Gloss, Satin

Coverage rate

Softwood - 12 - 13m² per Liter Hardwood 13 - 14m² per Liter Cork - 10 - 12m² per Liter

Number of coats

Bare Timber: 2

Recoat time

Recoat after 12 hours

Dry time

Light Foot Traffic - 24 hours Normal Traffic - 72 hours Full Curing after 7 days

Clean up

Mineral Turpentine. Soak application cloths in water prior to disposal.


1L, 4L

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How to prepare your timber for Timber Floor Varnish:

New or Bare Timber/Cork How to prepare new or bare timber/cork:

  1. Punch exposed nails below the surface. Holes and imperfections should be filled with timber putty after the first coat of Timber Floor Varnish in order to match the putty colour with the coated timber colour.

  2. Sand timber to an even, smooth surface. Vacuum or wipe to remove sanding dust. Porous timbers: For porous timbers such as pine, apply one coat of Feast Watson Timber Primer after sanding to ensure the top coats will absorb evenly.

Oily timbers: For oily timbers such as tallowwood, brush box and cypress pine, apply one coat of Feast Watson Proofseal after sanding to prevent the timber oils from discolouring the coating.

Cork: Prepare uncoated cork tiles in accordance with the supplier's recommendation.

Previously Coated Surfaces How to prepare previously coated surfaces:

  1. Clean surface with Feast Watson Floor Clean™ and allow to dry.

  2. Sand surface thoroughly until a uniform matt appearance is achieved. Vacuum and wipe to remove sanding dust.

  3. Check adhesion by applying Timber Floor Varnish to a small test area. Allow to dry for 24hrs then firmly press a strip of sticky tape over the test area and rip off quickly.

  • If coating is removed, it will not adhere to the surface so the surface needs to be sanded back to bare timber.

  • If coating is not removed, sand the test area back to a uniform matt surface, remove all sanding dust, and apply Timber Floor Varnish as per instructions below.

  • If previous coating has worn back to expose bare timber it must be completely removed.

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