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Epifanes Gloss Clear Varnish

Epifanes clear marine spar varnish is renowned for its gloss finish and offers superior protection in all climates. Formulated with tung oil, phenolic and alkyd resins and U.V. filters for superior protection. It is an exceptional finish for wood or over traditional marine varnish clear urethane and clear epoxy resins systems.

Go for Two! Our new JD Epifanes Clear Gloss Kit (CVKIT) includes two 1000ml cans of varnish, 2 foam brushes, 2 paint strainers, 2 stir sticks, and 2 plastic paint pails. This is a great value. You save on the varnish and receive brushes, strainers, and pails for free!

 
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Technical Specifications

  • Container Size: 250 ml., 500 ml.,1000 ml., 5000 ml.
  • Color:Clear Amber
  • Gloss: Ultra High Gloss
  • Density: 0.92 kg./liter
  • Solids Content : 55 +/- 2 vol. %
  • Drying times at 65F / 65% RH: Tack free - 3 hours / Tape free - 24 hours Dry - 12 hours / Recoatable - 24 hours
  • Recommended Film Thickness: Per coat wet - 50 micron / Per coat dry - 30 micron
  • Application: Brush, roller, conventional air spray, HVLP

Temperatures should be between 50 degrees F and 85 degrees F for application, with air humidity below 85 percent. Avoid varnishing in too much sun or wind, a rapid loss of solvents will occur under these conditions and will decrease the flowing ability. Epifanes Clear Gloss Varnish is compatible with most other types of one-component alkyd or urethane based varnishes and over two-component varnishes.

What's included in JD Epifanes Clear Gloss Kit (CVKIT)

  • 2 containers of CV1000 (2000 ml of varnish)
  • 2 foam brushes
  • 2 cups
  • 2 strainers
  • 2 stir sticks

 

BRAND: Epifanes
Number Of Parts: One Part
Type: Varnishes
4.8 69

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Epifanes Gloss Clear Varnish
 
4.8

(based on 69 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (54)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (14)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

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98%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Even paint distribution (23)
  • Easy to clean (15)
  • Lightweight (6)
  • Easy to apply (5)
  • Ergonomic grip (5)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Large areas (29)
    • Small areas (27)
    • Detailed work (24)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Avid do-it-yourselfer (37), Casual do-it-yourselfer (12), Professional (10), Do-it-yourself (5), Beginner (3)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    When only the best will do

    I hate varinishing. That is why I use Epifanes. This product will last for years outside and virtually forever indoors. Varnishing is never easy. But when you have to do it, use...Read complete review

    I hate varinishing. That is why I use Epifanes. This product will last for years outside and virtually forever indoors. Varnishing is never easy. But when you have to do it, use the best product available. Surface prep remains a must and every hour you spend in preparation will save you hours during the process. I recommend at least three coats for a deep, rich shine. In fact, the doors pictured below have three coats. These doors were oiled years ago and a couple had been contaminated with silicone. This is normally disaterous, but after three coats, the fisheyes were gone, the grain filled in and the surface is nearly dead flat even though I did not use any grain sealer. The gloss is outstanding! Prepare the surface, apply one coat of thinned varnish. It does not thin well with mineral spirits. Epifanes thinner works best. Then sand between coats, work the varnish in well, tip it once and let dry. Runs can be removed with a sharp chisel or scraper. The doors pictured required about 4 ouunces per door per coat, but I know I will never need to refinish them again.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Not for coating dacron

    In all fairness I'm using this product to waterproof a heat shrink dacron rowing skiff. I'm finding it runs like crazy, not matter how rhink you brush it out. But it leaves a...Read complete review

    In all fairness I'm using this product to waterproof a heat shrink dacron rowing skiff. I'm finding it runs like crazy, not matter how rhink you brush it out. But it leaves a very good, hard finish when it finally dries.

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    5.0

    It's better than I am!

    By mzdadoc

    from Jordan, MN

    About Me Beginner

    Verified Buyer
    Ensign

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      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Epifanes Gloss Clear Varnish:

          Being a beginner I can't give a fair review. Let's just saw that everything that went wrong was my fault! How great it looks is all the product not me!!

           
          5.0

          Excellent product and easy to use.

          By JACOBC

          from Baldwin, NY

          About Me Professional

          Verified Buyer
          Ensign

          Pros

          • Easy To Cleanup
          • Excellent Consistency
          • good flow out
          • Superior Uv Protection

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Exterior Door Frame

            Comments about Epifanes Gloss Clear Varnish:

            The thinning recommendations for this product were spot on. I lightly sanded between coats using only a green Scotch pad. End result was flawless and the matte finish I was trying to achieve came effortlessly.

             
            4.0

            Good Varnish

            By HENRYO

            from WHITE LAKE, MI

            About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

            Verified Buyer
            Lieutenant

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                  Comments about Epifanes Gloss Clear Varnish:

                  Using this varnish on my 1966 Century Arabian. Seems to have good self-leveling and easy to apply when using fresh varnish. Gets a little thick after you've opened the container a few times, so you may need to thin it if you are using small amounts at a time. Great looking finished product.

                   
                  5.0

                  "Absolutely one of the Best Products"

                  By STICK

                  from WHITTIER, CA

                  About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

                  Verified Buyer
                  Ensign

                  Pros

                  • Top Notch Product

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • All Wood Work

                    Comments about Epifanes Gloss Clear Varnish:

                    Jamestown Dist. recommendations and directions were spot on!!!

                     
                    5.0

                    Same great product, better price

                    By DEBORAHT

                    from BOTHELL, WA

                    About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

                    Verified Buyer
                    Ensign

                    Pros

                    • Beautiful Finish
                    • Easy To Clean
                    • Ergonomic Grip
                    • Even Paint Distribution

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Detailed Work
                      • Large Areas
                      • Small Areas

                      Comments about Epifanes Gloss Clear Varnish:

                      We've been doing our own brightwork for years, the Center for Wooden Boats here in Seattle taught us with this product for a reason - it's awesome and leaves a beautiful finish. We can certainly buy it locally but find great prices at JD including good packages that suit our needs.

                       
                      5.0

                      Good for exterior wood in New Mexico

                      By Off El Camino Real

                      from Albuquerque, NM

                      About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

                      Verified Reviewer

                      Pros

                      • Easy to use
                      • Resists Heat Dryness
                      • Resists High Altitude Sun

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Epifanes Gloss Clear Varnish:

                          About three years ago I used Epifanes to seal a hand-carved wooden bench we bought at the Hispanic Arts Pavillion at the New Mexico State Fair. Didn't want to risk it drying out, cracking and turning gray as wood does so easily in Albuquerque, with the high altitude sun, temperature extremes and very low humidity. It's still perfect, and still looks exactly as it did right after I put on the final coat. I'm getting some to do the front door.

                           
                          5.0

                          Top end varnish

                          By Finsguy

                          from New Jersey

                          About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

                          Verified Buyer
                          Ensign

                          Pros

                          • Even Paint Distribution
                          • Lightweight

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Detailed Work

                            Comments about Epifanes Gloss Clear Varnish:

                            This product went on easy and looks wet when dry. I laid on 8 coats nice and thin and it looks awesome!

                             
                            5.0

                            Great product!

                            By JAMESB

                            from CEDAR FALLS, IA

                            About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

                            Verified Buyer
                            Ensign

                            Pros

                            • Great Coverage

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about Epifanes Gloss Clear Varnish:

                                I'm not an expert by any means, but I used this product to refinish the inside of a cedar strip outboard runabout and it turned out great. Followed the instructions for application and it covered great. After 4 years it is still holding up well too.

                                 
                                5.0

                                Wow! Great product!

                                By Bob

                                from Clearwater, Fl.

                                About Me Beginner

                                Verified Buyer
                                Ensign

                                Pros

                                • Easy To Clean
                                • Even Paint Distribution
                                • Sandable In 24 Hrs
                                • Self leveling
                                • Shines Like Glass

                                Cons

                                • Runs If You Are Not Caref

                                Best Uses

                                • Large Areas
                                • Small Areas

                                Comments about Epifanes Gloss Clear Varnish:

                                Great stuff will use again!

                                 
                                4.0

                                New go-to finish product for me.

                                By Carpenter Chuck

                                from Lackawanna, New York

                                About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

                                Verified Buyer
                                Ensign

                                Pros

                                • Easy to apply
                                • Easy To Prepare
                                • Even Paint Distribution
                                • Provided Desired Finish

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                    Comments about Epifanes Gloss Clear Varnish:

                                    Before using this product I read some suggestions regarding how best to "cut" this product. The reviews were mixed and not decisive. I went with mineral spirits, experienced no problems and got the results I had expected.

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