McCloskey Man O’War Marine Spar Varnish


Season after season, Man O’War stands up to what nature dishes out
  • Rain and moisture
  • UV rays from the sun
  • Coastal salt spray
  • Seasonal temperature changes

The strongest name in clear protection. Choose from gloss, semi-gloss or satin finishes, to beautify your interior and exterior wood surfaces for years with no cracking or peeling.


Use on wood that needs protection from water, such as:

  • Exterior entry doors
  • Garage doors
  • Shutters, hand rails and trim
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Interior window sills and frames
  • Wood trim on boats (above the water line)
  • Wood projects, such has bird houses, mailboxes, planters, lamp posts

Quart, Oil-Based


Man O’ War Marine Spar Varnish gives the ultimate protection to your interior and exterior wood surfaces. Unlike polyurethane clear finishes which become brittle, crack and peel when used outdoors, this marine quality varnish remains flexible and absorbs the expanding and contracting seasonal movement of the wood. This clear finish is formulated with ultra violet absorbers to resist the sun’s degrading rays and protect the wood’s natural appearance. This tough finish is ideal for heavy use surfaces.

For interior and exterior wood surfaces that are subjected to sun, moisture and weather. Ideal for wood doors and trim, window sills, outdoor furniture and crafts, railings and wooden boats. Use on properly prepared bare, stained or previously varnished surfaces. Do not use on
wooden decks or steps, log homes, wood siding or wood boats below the water line.

Surfaces painted prior to 1978 may have lead-based paint.
General: Clean and dry surface thoroughly, removing all traces of wax, dirt, dust, defects and blemishes. Remove gloss with sandpaper or liquid gloss remover. Do not apply over lacquer, shellac or stearated sanding sealers. New or Stained Wood: Smooth wood with multiple sanding steps using successively finer grades of sandpaper. Stain, if desired and allow to dry overnight and sand lightly again. Remove all sanding dust very carefully with a tack cloth before finishing. Varnished Wood: Remove all previous coatings and stains in poor condition with sandpaper or
paint and varnish remover (following manufacturer’s instructions and safety precautions). Then follow new wood instructions. Previous varnish in good condition merely needs to be clean and have the gloss dulled


Additional information


Satin, Semi-Gloss, Gloss