Catalina Yachts Interior Varnish Application Data Sheet for Gloss (7100) & Satin (7200)


Catalina Interior Varnish is a water-based, alkyd modified urethane varnish that is designed for use on all interior and indirect exposure exterior wood components, soles and kit parts. Catalina Interior Varnish is non-flammable and cleans up with water. When cured, Catalina Interior Varnish will provide a durable coating ideal for refinishing and touch-up repairs.


Catalina Yachts Interior Varnish

Application Data Sheet for Gloss (7100) & Satin (7200)

Published By:

Target Coatings, Inc.

PO Box 1582

Rutherford, NJ 07070 USA
Telephone: 800-752-9922

Int’l: 201-804-0993

Fax: 201-939-0518



Direction for Use:


1. Ensure that all surfaces to be varnished are thoroughly cleaned of all oils, waxes, salt build-up and general contamination. Wash area to be varnished with a mild water/detergent blend, then rinse wi th plain, clear water. Follow-up with a light wipe down with denatured alcohol to remove waxes and polishes.


2. Depending on the extent of repair or refinishing that is required, fine sand specific area with stearate-free sandpaper such as 3M® 216u or 236u Gold sandpaper. For removal of runs or sags use 600-grit. For light, small scratches use 400-grit. For deeper scratches or dings, use 220-grit, moving up to 320 then 400-grit. Remove sanding dust with a water-dampened cotton cloth or cheesecloth. DO NOT USE TRADITIONAL OIL/WAX TACK CLOTHES.


3. If the color of the teak is lighter then the surrounding areas when sanded prior to finishing with Catalina Varnish, color match with universal dyes and pigments in Burnt Umber, Burnt Sienna and Vandyke Brown to adjust to color match. You will have to perform a swatch test to ensure color consistency prior to applying. All woods vary in color tone.


4. Using a soft, synthetic bristle brush*, apply Catalina Varnish to repair area as required. Reduce Catalina Varnish with water upwards of 25% by liquid volume to control viscosity and dry time of the varnish. Catalina Varnish can be use undiluted or reduced for spray applications.


5. Allow each coat to dry for a minimum of 2 hours before fine sanding and applying additional coats. Sanding between each coat is not required if the last coat has dried for LESS then 48 hours. If this time frame has lapsed, fine sand the last coat of Catalina Varnish with 600-grit sandpaper to promote inter-coat adhesion.


6. Once fully cured (200 hours at 70°F/50RH), Catalina Varnish can be wet-sanded, rubbed or polished to a variety of sheen’s using traditional techniques. 3M® finesse-It Polishes or Meguires® polishes can be used to increase gloss and to protect from scratches. Using various grades of bronze wool or synthetic rubbing pads can lower the sheen of Catalina Varnish. DO NOT USE STEEL WOOL. Maintain Catalina Varnish with a mild glass cleaner or highly diluted all purpose cleaner. DO NOT USE HOUSEHOLD-TYPE SPRAY WAXES, OIL SOAPS, POLISHES (PLEDGE®) OR OTHER SILICONE BASED POLISHES.



Clean all brushes and tools with warm water and mild detergent. Rinse thoroughly with fresh water and store according to manufacturer suggestion:


Recommended Brushes*:


Do not use traditional badger brushes or other natural fiber bristles. Only use top quality, synthetic bristle brushes made from Taklon® or Chinex®. Do not use house paint-type brushes. These brushes hold too much varnish and will cause excessive film formation defect.


Recommended brushes are artist-style acrylic or watercolor brushes used for fine arts applications commonly found in art/hobby supply stores. Brush sizes ranging from 1/16th inch to 3.0 inches are recommended depending on size and scope of repair or finishing schedule. Acrylic Brushes manufactured by DaVinci® Brush, Lowell-Cornell® and Windsor Newton® are highly recommended.


For more information please contact:

Catalina Yachts, Inc.
Woodland Hills, CA
Catalina Yachts/Morgan Division, Inc.
Largo, FL
Target Coatings, Inc.
Rutherford, NJ
Reproduced by permission of Catalina Yachts