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Model # 13200

Internet # 203003562

Store SKU # 422576

Helmsman 1-gal. Gloss Spar Urethane

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$29.94 /each


Model # 13200

Internet # 203003562

Store SKU # 422576

The Minwax Helmsman 1-Gal. Gloss Spar Urethane provides up to 500 sq. ft. of coverage. It provides a protective finish for interior or exterior wood surfaces that may be exposed to sunlight, water or temperature changes. This product contains UV blockers to resist damage caused by the sun to keep your wood surfaces looking pristine.

California residents: see  Proposition 65 information

  • Clear, protective finish for interior or exterior wood surfaces that may be exposed to sunlight, water or temperature changes, such as doors, furniture, window sills and bar tops
  • Formulated for an easy application with a synthetic or natural bristle brush
  • Recoats in as little as 4 - 6 hours and dries to the touch in approximately 24 hours
  • Oil-based formula forms a barrier against rain and moisture to protect the wood
  • Gloss finish enhances the natural beauty of the wood
  • Provides up to 500 sq. ft. of coverage
  • Contains UV blockers to protect against fading and graying
  • Special oils allow the finish to expand and contract with the wood as the seasons and temperatures change
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  • Actual paint colors may vary from on-screen and printer representations
  • Online Price includes Paint Care fee in the following states: CA, CO, CT, MN, OR, RI, VT

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Container Size 
1 GA-Gallon 
Coverage Area (sq. ft.) 
Application Method 
Natural bristle brush 
Mineral Spirits 
Color Family 
Dry to touch (min.) 
Interior Paint & Stains Product Type 
Number of coats recommended 
Paint Product Type 
Oil Based 
Primer required 
Recommended use 
All wood types 
Time before recoating (hours) 
Top coat required 
Clear-Crystal Clear 
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty 


Rated 4.4 out of 5 by 14 reviewers.
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Long Lasting for me This is the varnish I used on my Teardrop trailer 10 years ago. Between each coat the surface was lightly sanded, cleaned and then applied with a brush. I applied the varnish horizontally before cutting out the sides and the doors. Each surface got 4 coats of varnish. Over the years, I have touched up the areas that needed it (due to wear) but other then that the surface still looks great. The trailer has weathered many rainy days in the PNW before we moved to Colorado. It has been on countless camping trips. The trailer does stay in the garage when not out camping. I couldn't be happier with the product. June 10, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great for outdoor projects I had some downed trees. Deceided to try my luck at making some benches for around the fire pit. Used this product to coat the tree benches. Worked great. Coated three times. Dries quick. You can shake the can to mix well. Not like other urethanes that you stir and make a mess. Forget the clean up and use disposable brushes and gloves. October 30, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by a very good product would not use anything else this makes a smooth finish and a very protective coating for some out door chairs I built September 26, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Long lasting beautiful finish We have used this finish on boats for years. It requires 3 coats, but will last outside quite a few years if you re-coat with one topcoat every year. Inside use is newer to us. We have had it on one room about ten years with little fading and another for three with no noticeable change June 26, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by A+++ A+++, even for my applications on metal surfaces, I use Helmsman Gloss Spar Urethane on all my metal art work. Texas Metal Art of Boerne, TX December 28, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Excellcent coverage and shine. Goes on easy and lays flat as glass on knotty pine boards December 10, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Excellent product! My deck looks beautiful! I am very pleased with this product! I have been using this product for three years! I love it! The shipping is very fast, and the product came in a perfect condition! The service of Home Depot is wonderful! October 16, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Excellent buy Looked long and hard for enough spar varnish to cover an outside sign. Found out Home Depot carried it on-line. June 4, 2013
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