Le Tonkinois Varnish

B & D Murkin

UK main importers for

Le Tonkinois varnish

Flexidisc sander

Dragon boat interior

Kevin Boyd

HMS Pickle Mast

HMS Pickle

HMS Pickle an extreme environment for varnish

Why you need

Le Tonkinois varnish

Metal garden furniture

protected with

 Le Tonkinois

R J Wilkinson

Morris Minor Traveller

1956, split screen

Jim Turnbull

Morris Minor Traveller

classic car, show winner

Jim Turnbull

Wooden Railway Carriage

Built 1894,   52ft 6in long

Bigger than the average

revarnishing project,

160 litres Le Tonkinois

Wabtec Rail Limited

Stag beetles

Chainsaw sculpture

Work in progress

Carved from a beech trunk at Westonbirt

2009 Dan Hunt

The completed sculpture

Garden seat carved from an Ash tree

Ken Rowley

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Carriage original varnish

water staining and peeling before Le Tonkinois


Chainsaw sculpture

at Westonbirt 2010

Dan Hunt

Nearly finished

Varnishing with Le Tonkinois which is also enhancing the wood grain

Calypso, environmentally friendly Contessa 32

Jeremy Rogers / Green Blue


Varnished Kebony wood

Southampton Boat show 2010

Steam launch Alaska


 The oldest working passenger steamer on the Thames

Alaska, built 1883

Alaska carried

Queen Elizabeth 2009

Swan upping ceremony

Greece - front door

Keith Clarke

Greece - window shutters

Greece - patio set

Lot more sun than the UK

Sea Otter seatboards

Part sanded

Caroline Jones

What an improvement

1890 built Taf 73 carriage

Swindon & Cricklade Railway

Brown paintwork protected with Le Tonkinois varnish

Designer wooden bath

Regularly used

Bill Morton

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Hospital birthing stool

About 100 years old

for giving birth upright

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Originally used in old Kent & Sussex hospital Tunbridge Wells

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Rocking horse

Alan Crichton

Rocking Horse

A clear winner

with Le Tonkinois

Yew coffee table

Chip off the old block

Elm garden bench

Chip off the old block

Walking sticks, photos are not able to show

the quality of the finish

Jim Williamson


Restaurant table after one years use with

Le Tonkinois Parquet

Jacob de Boer

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Wood art    

Woods used

red and white Paduk

dark and light Oak


Wood art

Cliff Deeley

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Repaired and varnished

Horsebox in need of some tlc

Elizabeth Williams

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Window frame

Philip Aspland

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Seaside House

Oak boathouse doors within 20 m of high water mark


Seaside House

Oak doors & window frames

Paul Sanders


Oak porch

Robert Lombardelli


Bamboo summer house


Cutty Sark

World’s only surviving tea clipper

Cutty Sark


Fastest ship of her time

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Rear deck after

Le Tonkinois

38 foot trawler yacht rear deck

Stuart Gladwin


Philip Aspland

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Rustic garden chair

Jay Mitchell


Knight Errant

"Best Boat in the Show"

Thames Traditional  Boat Rally 2002


Barneys victorian school desk

Michael Flynn

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Tall ship Kaskelot

Jessie Atkinson

Tall ship Kaskelot

Southampton boat show 2017



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Iroko tiled cabin table

Wayne Ollerenshaw


40 year old pub table

Jack Attias


1/3rd scale Sopwith engine and propeller

Dave Hawkins


Laburnum coffee table


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Recycled palette wood for communion table

David Taylor

Recycled palette wood communion table


Bicycle rack

The Selborne Society

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Regularly used kitchen worktops varnished with three coats 4 years ago

Lynn Corkery

Hot pans & casseroles straight out of the oven are placed on the worktops, no damage

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Log cabin


Merijn Broeren

Log cabin


Merijn Broeren

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Table renovation

Philip Pettican

Completed table

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Colin Liddell

1960's J.W. Built Orkeny clinker dinghy


Narrow boat

hatch cover

John Hobson