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Epifanes Rubbed Effect Varnish

Epifanes Rubbed Effect Varnish is a quick drying interior varnish resistant to moisture and chemicals, and provides optimum abrasion protection while providing a rich satin rubbed appearance. 1000 ml.
 
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Technical Specifications:
  • Container Size: 500 ml., 1000ml.
  • Color: Clear Amber, slightly opaque, dries clear
  • Gloss: Rich Satin Sheen
  • Density: 0.95 kg./liter
  • Solids Content : 40 +/- 2 vol. %
  • Drying times at 65F / 65% RH: Tack free - 1 hours / Tape free - 24 hours, Dry - 12 hours / Recoatable - 12 hours
  • Recommended Film Thickness: Per coat wet - 60 micron / Per coat dry - 25 micron
  • Application: Brush, roller, conventional air spray, H.V.L.P.
  • Temperature should be between 50 degrees F and 85 degrees F with the air humidity below 85 percent. Avoid varnishing in too much wind or sun. Any existing finish much be intact, degreased and sanded prior to recoating. Before applying each coat, degrease the surface with Epifanes Spray Thinner 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.

    BRAND: Epifanes
    Number Of Parts: One Part
    Type: Varnishes
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    Epifanes Rubbed Effect Varnish
     
    4.2

    (based on 5 reviews)

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    80%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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        • Small areas (4)
        • Detailed work (3)
        • Large areas (3)
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        5.0

        Super easy to work with if!

        By Wetankles

        from Alameda, California

        About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Easy To Clean

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Detailed Work
          • Fine Wood
          • Furniture Interior
          • Interior walls
          • Large Areas
          • Small Areas
          • Teak And Holly

          Comments about Epifanes Rubbed Effect Varnish:

          Finish sanding and clean - then seal wood with a very very fast drying and super thin sealer. Have good ventilation. Resand - re-seal.
          Thin the epiphanies more than less - (if in doubt make it thinner)
          Apply about 7 coats total -obviously dry between coats - all thin coats with a foam brush - do not over coat and get any runs at all. Sand out any problems before adding any new coats.

          You may sand and clean every coat or so with 600 grit.

          After 3 coats you will be extremely pleased and by the 7th coat you will be a fine finish master! It is unbelievable how good it looks and how easy it is.

           
          5.0

          Great Product

          By Al

          from Tampa Fl

          About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Fabulous Results

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Detailed Work
            • Large Areas
            • Small Areas

            Comments about Epifanes Rubbed Effect Varnish:

            I am in the process of restoring the interior/exterior of a 32 Endeavour sailboat and am using the Epifanes products on all of the teak surfaces.

            Preparation is key to great results. Sand according to instructions, clean with a vacuum cleaner the use a tack rag dilligently to remove all traces of dust. Note: If you're too lazy to do a lot of sanding, then you won't get the results you desire. Thin the product with epifanes thinner (about 5 to 10%) then apply sparingly.

            This product yields a finish that is beyond my expectations.... looks almost as good as a factory sprayed finish. Terrific product that I will use in future projects.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            2.0

            way too quick drying

            By Seb

            from Greensboro, NC

            About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

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                  Comments about Epifanes Rubbed Effect Varnish:

                  Nothing to compare with the high gloss Epifanes spar varnish. This one is a lot too fast to dry for surfaces > 3 sqft. Cannot use the roll and foam brush method : it starts drying before you can use the foam brush to smooth out the bubbles. Disappointing for that price.

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  A bit more difficult than clear gloss

                  By Doug

                  from Boston, MA

                  About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • Beautiful Finish
                  • Fast build

                  Cons

                  • Difficult to Brush On

                  Best Uses

                  • Interior
                  • Small Areas

                  Comments about Epifanes Rubbed Effect Varnish:

                  Epifanes Clear Gloss is my varnish of choice but sometimes a satin finish is desired. Epifanes Rubbed Effect Varnish provides a harder final coat and a more uniform sheen then can easily be achieved by hand rubbing a gloss spar varnish. Unfortunately, Epifanes Rubbed Effect Varnish is not as easy to work with as the clear gloss. Being faster drying, I find it somewhat difficult to adjust to. It reduces problems with dust but it is more difficult to brush on and extra care has to be taken to avoid bubbles. Thinning helps but not appreciably. I have been tempted to add a bit of Penetrol to reduce brush drag but I am not sure what its effect would be on the final coat. Despite these difficulties, I am very pleased with the results of one coat of Epifanes Rubbed Effect Varnish thinned by roughly 5% over six coats of Epifanes Clear Gloss Varnish coated in indoor dry conditions at a temperature of about 65F.

                  (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Ultimate Cabin Sole Finish

                  By BOHICA

                  from Chicago

                  About Me Handyman

                  Pros

                  • Ergonomic Grip
                  • Even Distribution
                  • Flows out great

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Detailed Work
                    • Large Areas
                    • Small Areas

                    Comments about Epifanes Rubbed Effect Varnish:

                    This is the best varnish I ever used, however, I did not apply it using a brush. I rebuilt nearly the entire interior of a Hunter 34...all new wood and cabin sole. I first used a clear penetrating epoxy sealer for the sole and did not wait for the full cure. At the suggestion of the CPES manufacturer, I applied Epiphane while the sealer was still tacky which draws the finish into the wood. Took two days to dry but after that, it when on beautifully. At the suggestion of a friend who restores old Chris Crafts, I used a foam brush. Yes, I thought he was off his rocker but the resulting finish was like it was professionaly sprayed on...furniture quality. Not one flaw and after 3 seasons, it still looks like the day I applied it and wearing like iron.

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