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Le Tonkinois Classic

Some users prefer Le Tonkinois Classic and we stock all sizes, the same price.
Gives a high gloss finish, add Gelomat for matt or satin finish.
Varnish coverage 20 sq m per litre per coat.
0.5 Litre Vernis No 1 is packaged in Classic cans with an extra label.
Le Tonkinois Vernis No1 is supplied for orders unless Classic is specified.
Le Tonkinois Vernis Marine No1

0.5 L    1 L        2.5 L          5 L             10 L
Varnishing product range
Tack cloths
Unbleached, 18" x 32" nominal size
Sticky resin covered cloth for removing dust particles from surface before varnishing.
Scrunch up the cloth and lightly dab over the surface.
Major sources of dust during varnishing are due to airborne dust particles and particles left on the wood after sanding, especially in corners or joints.
Gelomat matting agent
GELOMAT is a liquid matting agent for reducing the high gloss of Le Tonkinois.
IMPORTANT  Shake can well before mixing.

Apply the required coats as normal gloss, do not mix Gelomat with these coats.
Then apply an additional thin coat mixing in Gelomat with the Le Tonkinois varnish.
Mix 1 part Gelomat to 2 parts varnish for matt.
Mix 1 part Gelomat to 3 parts varnish for satin (this is often preferred to matt).
Vary these proportions to suit your taste, if you varnish a scrap piece of wood when doing the main varnishing you can use it for tests.
This mixture forms a very thin layer that takes somewhat longer to cure.

Note when working out the required Gelomat size it is only mixed with a single coat so in many cases a small can is enough.
eg for 3 coats gloss plus 1 coat of satin mix you will only use less than 1/10 of the total varnish applied, or to put it another way if the job uses a full 2.5L of varnish for 3 coats plus a satin finishing coat you would need 0.25L of Gelomat.
Potee Du Tonkinois
SIZE
0.5 Litre
1 Litre
2x0.5L Special offer
2.5 Litre
5 Litre   (2x2.5 cans)
10 Litre (4x2.5 cans)
COST
13.50
23
25
46
90
176
UK POST & PACKING
5
7
7
10
10
10
3-5 day Courier
3-5 day Courier
3-5 day Courier
3-5 day Courier
3-5 day Courier
3-5 day Courier
QUANTITY
Single
Box of 10 singles
COST
1
9
UK POST & PACKING

No carriage charge with varnish orders
No carriage charge with varnish orders
SIZE
0.25 Litre
0.5 Litre
COST
7.50
13
UK POST & PACKING
3.50
5

Courier
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New items
Paint strainers
Tack cloths


Maximum UK carriage for combined purchases   10.




Maximum carriage charge on combined orders, including Flexidisc,  10
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Paint strainers

Single use paint strainer removes bits from the varnish.
Great for removing small lumps of surface skin.
QUANTITY
        1
        4
COST
0.35
1
UK POST & PACKING

No carriage charge with varnish orders
No carriage charge with varnish orders
B & D Murkin
UK main importers for
Le Tonkinois varnish
Flexidisc sander
Le Tonkinois Varnish
Flexidisc sanding system product range

Full product range listed on Flexidisc products page
Flexidisc sander system

Sorry, we are no longer able to use Royal Mail for any varnish orders.
Occasionally we may be able to arrange faster courier services for urgent orders, ask for prices.
Courier delivery times are from collection date and couriers have a cut off time after which they do not collect on the same day. Standard courier services do not deliver on Saturdays Sundays.