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Epifanes Clear Rubbed Effect Interior Varnish Application Directions


Epifanes Clear Rubbed Effect Interior Varnsh




Rich, satin luster!

Type One-component interior varnish based on urethane alkyd resins.
Color Clear Amber, slightly opaque. Dries clear.
Gloss Rich satin sheen.
Recommended use Satin finishing coat for interior woodwork. Applied over several build up coats of Epifanes Clear Gloss Varnish, Epifanes Wood Finish Gloss or Epifanes Polyurethane Clear Gloss, provides maximum durability, clarity and depth. Household or marine. Softwood or hardwood. Cabin interior, cabin sole. Doors and trim.
Film characteristics Hard satin finish. Good scratch and scuff resistance. Impervious to most onboard chemicals. Easy to apply.
Container Size 500 ml., 1000 ml.
Density 0.95 kg./liter
Solids Content 40 +/- 2 vol. %
Recommended film thickness Per coat wet - 60 micron
Per coat dry - 25 micron
Application Brush, roller, conventional air spray, H.V.L.P., airless.
Drying times at 65F / 65% RH Tack free - 1 hours    a  Tap free - 24 hours
Dry - 12 hours   T a p  Recoatable - 12 hours
Spray Application Conventional air: Thin as needed up to 15% with Epifanes Spray Thinner for Paint & Varnish. Spray viscosity 20 - 24 seconds Din Cup 4, 16 - 20 seconds Ford Cup 4. Nozzle 1.5 mm. - 1.8 mm. Pressure 2 - 3 Bar.
Additives Epifanes Accelerator, Epifanes Retarder
Application conditions Temperature should be between 50F. and 85F. during application. Air humidity below 85%. Avoid varnishing in too much wind or sun. Any existing finish must be intact, degreased and sanded prior to recoating. Before applying each coat, degrease the surface with Epifanes Spray Thinner For Paint & Varnish or denatured alcohol. Use a tack cloth to remove dust particles prior to application. Always stir Epifanes Rubbed Effect Interior Varnish before using. Failure to do so may result in an uneven or blotchy finish. Some settling of the formulation may occur upon long standing.

One-component interior satin varnish system
on wood above the waterline

Surface Preparation:
Fill the bare wood to a smooth surface with Epifanes Clear Gloss Varnish, Epifanes Wood Finish Gloss or Epifanes Polyurethane Clear Gloss. Approx. 3 - 4 coats. These sealer coats provide maximum durability and U.V. protection (see leaflet on Clear Gloss Varnish, Wood Finish Gloss or Polyurethane Clear Gloss for application instructions). A build up of gloss also produces a finish with more depth and clarity. After build up, degrease with Epifanes Spray Thinner For Paint & Varnish or denatured alcohol and sand coat with 320 or 400 grit wet or dry abrasive paper. Brush application with a good quality, clean, natural bristle brush will give good results. Try an Epifanes brush for the ultimate varnishing experience. Foam brushes are convenient on smaller projects however, are not suitable for larger jobs. "Roll and tip" is a great method for large flat areas. 3" foam roller followed by a bristle brush is the best combination.

Coats First Second
Product Rubbed Effect Interior Varnish Rubbed Effect Interior Varnish
Thinner Brush Thinner P&V Brush Thinner P&V
Thinning Ratio % 0-5 0-5
Drying Time in hours 12 at 65F 12 at 65F
Abrasive paper grit 320 - 400 400
Abrasive paper type Wet or Dry Wet or dry
Approx. coverage/ 140 sq. feet 140 sq. feet
Remarks Always stir Always stir



Maintenance:
If existing coats of varnish are intact, one or more coats of Epifanes Rubbed Effect Interior Varnish may be applied on a well cleaned, degreased and lightly sanded surface. An existing varnish system in poor condition must be removed. Weathered spots may be treated with a cleaning or bleaching product. If either are used, wash down the surface thoroughly with fresh water in order to remove any residue. Allow the surface to dry. Smaller spots needing repair may be filled with several coats of varnish. When an equal level has been achieved, sand to a smooth surface and apply one or more coats of Rubbed Effect Varnish on the entire surface.

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