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Epifanes Wood Finish Matte Varnish

Wood Finish matte is typically used over four coats of Epifanes Gloss Wood Finish. Suitable for both interior and exterior woods, this low gloss, matte finish varnish contains UV absorbers to provide long lasting, beautiful rich protection.

A non-sanding solution specially formulated for oily woods like teak, Wood Finish matte is a one component varnish alternative based on urethane alkyd resins and tung oil.

 
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Technical Specifications:
  • Container Size: 500 ml., 1000ml.
  • Color: Opaque in the can, dries clear amber
  • Gloss: Matte (Some 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. A rapid loss of solvents will occur under these conditions and will decrease the flowing ability. Add thinners up to the specified percentage to compensate for the faster release of solvents. 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 Wood Finish Matte 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
    4.5 6

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    Epifanes Wood Finish Matte Varnish
     
    4.5

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        3.0

        Matte Madness

        By Bull Run Canoes

        from GAINESVILLE, VA

        About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

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        Pros

          Cons

          • Difficult to apply

          Best Uses

          • Small Areas

          Comments about Epifanes Wood Finish Matte Varnish:

          Good have been to my shop/weather conditions but first coat applied dragged and tugged more than I would have liked. Second coat I found that if I brushed a second time, it almost worked out any marked and buffed the final finish to the matte finish I desired.

           
          5.0

          Customers love matte flinish

          By JOHNE

          from YPSILANTI, MI

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                Comments about Epifanes Wood Finish Matte Varnish:

                Epifanes matte varnish is the final coat on the doors I refinish for my customers. They love the deep, rich look that it adds.

                (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                This product is great. I recommend it.

                By Ev the helper.

                from Poughkeepsie, NY

                About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

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                Pros

                • Applies easily
                • Great finish

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Detailed Work
                  • Large Areas
                  • Small Areas

                  Comments about Epifanes Wood Finish Matte Varnish:

                  I did wooden outside doors with this. It is fabulous.

                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  Perfect low gloss sheen

                  By Aaron's first canoe of many

                  from College Station, TX

                  About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • durable
                  • Even Paint Distribution
                  • UV protection

                  Cons

                  • Drys Slow
                  • Strong vapor odor

                  Best Uses

                  • Detailed Work
                  • Large Areas
                  • Small Areas

                  Comments about Epifanes Wood Finish Matte Varnish:

                  I used 2 coats of the matte over 2 coats of high gloss on the inside of my cedar strip canoe. It was the perfect contrast finish (form) and does not produce a blinding glare (function) from the sun.
                  It does have a much stronger odor compared to the epifanes high gloss. The no-sanding window between coats is nice, just be sure to thin properly to your conditions! I had to thin to about 12% by vol. for 70 deg. F 50%RH which is much more then recommended. Note I rolled and tipped with a foam roller and brush.

                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Great product!

                  By Lou

                  from New York City

                  About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

                  Pros

                  • Flows well
                  • Levels well
                  • Satin sheen

                  Cons

                  • Must apply evenly

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Epifanes Wood Finish Matte Varnish:

                    This is a great product! I think the sheen is perfect. This is a bit thinner than the gloss varnish, but the application rate is similar. I varnished with this on a hot day and it started to set quickly. So you need to work very fast on hot days! I believe this is an excellent product. The matte finish looks great!

                    (19 of 19 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    The best sating finish

                    By Dave

                    from Fairland and the East Coast

                    About Me Handyman

                    Verified Reviewer

                    Pros

                    • Flows well
                    • Levels well
                    • Satin sheen

                    Cons

                    • Must apply evenly
                    • Rather dark

                    Best Uses

                    • Interior
                    • Marine
                    • Small Areas

                    Comments about Epifanes Wood Finish Matte Varnish:

                    I still hate varinishing. Using a product like this means you may never need to refinish again! I think the sheen is perfect for interior projects. It is somewhat thinner than the gloss varnish, but application rate is the same. It brushes a little eassier than the gloss varnish. It does not build as quickly since it has less solid content. So, I normally build the finish with gloss and then complete with one coat of the matte finish. It starts to set quickly, so you must keep a wet edge. If you use only one coat you must apply evenly and rather thick to have the surface level out the brush strokes. The doors below have three coats of gloss followed by one coat of this matte finish. I am very pleased with the product.

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