Ronseal Interior Varnish

Ronseal Interior Varnish provides a beautiful, natural finish for doors, skirting, tables, furniture and other wood inside your home.
Diamond Hard protection provides superior resistance against scratches, knocks and scuffs. It is touch dry in 20 minutes and ready to re-coat in 1 hour. 

Before You Start

Make sure the room is warm and well ventilated. Open a window or a door if you need to. 

Prep - Bare Wood: Ensure all surfaces are free from wax, grease and oil by wiping with white spirit on a damp cloth. Give it a quick sand, make sure you wear a face mask to do this. Then get rid of any dust by wiping with a damp cloth. Leave to dry thoroughly before varnishing.

Prep – Previously Varnished Wood: Ensure all surfaces are free from wax, grease and oil by wiping with white spirit on a damp cloth. Remove any loose, flaking or peeling coatings. Give it a good sand, making sure that you are wearing a face mask. Then get rid of any dust by wiping down with a damp cloth. Leave to dry thoroughly before varnishing.

Using Your Interior Varnish

Give the tin a good stir before you use it. Apply an even layer of varnish in the direction of the wood grain. Put on 2-3 coats leaving 1 hour between coats. 
Before applying the final coat, give the wood a quick sand down and wipe with a damp cloth. 

Usage Areas: All interior wood.
Compatibility: Bare or previously varnished wood. Not suitable for painted wood.
Clean Up: Clean all brushes in warm, soapy water.

How do I use it?

Areas of use: outside
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Matt, Satin and Gloss
Drying time
20 Minutes

It takes no time at all

Your surface area

Product reviews

Works great! by Chantelle

I have just completed my kitchen's taken 1 1/2 weeks to sand, paint and varnish but now it's done, it looks great. I used the clear satin varnish and it gives a light reflecting sheen that adds dimension to the cabinets. I was determined to get it right so used 3 thin layers of varnish, applying each a day after the last. Would totally recommend....but take the time to let things set fully.

Date submitted by: 12 February 2017


I used the clear satin interior varnish on a birch plywood table (which I coated with tung oil prior to varnishing to define the grain). It is water based so the application was easy and it dried quickly. I was able to build up a good satin finish  by applying three coats and rubbing each layer with wire wool in between. It is important to prepare the timber properly for a smooth finish. I would recommend this product as it left a reasonably durable finish that looks very good. 

Date submitted by: 28 January 2017

Beware!!! by Alastair

Used this product many times before on fresh wood, but do not use it on wood previously treated with external varnish. a chemical reaction occurs which 'consumes' the wood. I guess this is a chemical reaction between the water based varnish against the oil based varnish.

Date submitted by: 08 September 2016

Colours are not true to life by Caz-does-diy

I purchased a tin of satin finish interior varnish in Birch because the painted wooden sample in my local B&Q store portrayed a colour which was perfect for the job I was doing. 4 coats later the colour is nowhere close to the colour on the sample and my table is ruined until i have the time and energy to sand it all back to bare wood. Although the product is good i would Not recommend It because the colours are not true To life. Wilko does a similar product for less than half the price and its twice as good!

Date submitted by: 08 February 2016

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