Cabot's Benchtop Clear

This clear, water-based, fast-drying varnish is highly durable, heat* and stain resistant and fast drying. Safe to use on living areas and kitchen timber benchtops when the surface is fully cured, Cabot’s Benchtop Clear is resistant to chemicals, oils and heat from hot cups and mugs. Fast drying, it’s also low odour and your cleanup is easy. This versatile product also acts as a clear topcoat over Cabot's Interior Stain Water Based.

*Not suitable for chopping boards, food containers or utensils. Will not withstand heat from hot saucepans.

  • Fast Recoat 2 Hours
  • Non Yellowing Product
  • Water Wash Up
  • Areas
    Benchtop
  • Clean Up
    Water
  • Sizes
    1L
  • Sheen
    Satin, Gloss
  • Coverage
    16 M2/L
  • Recoat Time
    2 Hours
  • Material Data Sheet
Preparation

NOTE: Fill nail holes, cracks and other defects with Cabot's Wood Tone Putty after applying the first coat of this product for accurate colour matching. Remove stains, dirt, wax, grease and oil with mineral turpentine. Remove any polish with a suitable polish remover.

NOTE: Previously coated interior timber with highly visible scratches, imperfections or surfaces that are severely worn must be sanded prior to coating.

Bare Interior Timber

Sand the surface smooth using 180 -240 grit sandpaper. Sand only in the direction of the grain.

Remove all traces of sanding dust.

Previously Coated Interior Timber

1. Thoroughly clean the surface with Cabot's Floor Clean and allow to dry.

2. Apply one coat to a small test area. Allow to dry for 24 hours. Press sticky tape firmly to the surface and pull off quickly. If the coating comes off, sand back further to a sound surface.

Application

Note: Do not shake can

1. Stir thoroughly with a broad flat paddle before and during use.

2. Apply with a good quality brush, short nap roller or spray gun. If spraying, back brushing is recommended. If brushing or rolling, always apply in the direction of the grain.

3. Allow to dry for a minimum of 2 hours. For best results, lightly sand to remove any grain raise using 240 grit paper. Remove all sanding dust.

4. Apply 2nd & 3rd coats as above.

STAINING BARE INTERIOR TIMBER If timber is to be stained, apply one coat of Cabot's Interior Stain Water Based or Cabot’s Stain & Varnish Water Based following label instructions. Then apply Cabot's Benchtop Clear. NOTE: To stain previously coated timber, sand back to bare timber before staining.

Once the surface becomes excessively scratched and worn, it's time for a re coat.

1. Thoroughly clean the surface with Cabot's Floor Clean and allow to dry.

2. Apply one coat to a small test area. Allow to dry for 24 hours. Press sticky tape firmly to the surface and pull off quickly. If the coating comes off, sand back further to a sound surface. If the coating adheres apply 2 coats across the entire surface.

Sheen

Satin
Gloss

Available sizes

1 LITRE

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