About Teknos Helo Oil Based Traditional Yacht Varnish
Helo Yacht varnish is a fast drying urethane/alkyd based varnish with good resistance properties.
Finish – Full Gloss
Examples of uses are wooden yachts, furniture and other woodwork whenever a durable varnish coat is desired.
Helo Yacht provides excellent resistance to action by weather and water. The varnish film has good gloss retention and does not crack or disintegrate. The varnish contains UV absorber, and therefore the resultant coat yellows very little. The varnish does not yellow even in sea water. It protects the woodwork against greying and cracking. The varnish film is hard and at the same time elastic and thus withstands abrasion and impacts. Detergents, grease or oil do not damage it.
Clean the surfaces from grease and dirt. Wash varnished surfaces with RENSA SUPER paint cleaner. Matt down old, intact varnish coats. If the old varnish coat is brittle or flaking, it is removed by scraper and paint remover. Cautious burning off can also be used. Thereafter the surface is sanded. Object susceptible to moisture are before the varnishing primed with clear Tekos Teknal 1401 priming oil. Sand the surface again before varnishing and remove the dust.
Stir the varnish thoroughly before use down to the bottom of the can. Dilute the varnish for priming by about 20% with white spirit. Sand lightly and remove the dust before the top coating. Top coat with undiluted Helo Yacht varnish. Apply two to four coats of the varnish. Sand lightly and remove the dust between all varnish coats. Apply the varnish with a broad varnish brush.
The surface to be varnished has to be dry. During the varnishing and drying period the temperature of the ambient air, the surface and the varnish shall be above +5 °C and the relative air humidity below 80 %.