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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
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Epifanes Gloss Clear Varnish
 
4.8

(based on 80 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (64)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (15)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

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99%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Even paint distribution (27)
  • Easy to clean (18)
  • Lightweight (7)
  • Easy to apply (5)
  • Ergonomic grip (5)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Large areas (30)
  • Small areas (28)
  • Detailed work (27)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid do-it-yourselfer (42), Casual do-it-yourselfer (18), 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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4.0

Great choice for decades.

By Al

from Boston area

About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Looks the best

Cons

  • slow to apply

Best Uses

    Comments about Epifanes Gloss Clear Varnish:

    To longer to dry than 24 hours but it was at 50 degreess outside air temp in my garage, on the low end of the spectrum for varnishing. I called the Epifanes and they said I could do it as long as above 33 but would be harder to apply and take longer to dry as expected.

     
    5.0

    Great Product

    By Barney

    from Snellville, Georgia

    About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Applies easy, restored all wood trim on old boat

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Detailed Work

      Comments about Epifanes Gloss Clear Varnish:

      Great stuff, restored all wood trim and wood surfaces on 1984 boat.
      Turned out beautiful. Just follow instructions on can for thinning.

       
      5.0

      Great varnish !

      By hclsail

      from Hanson, MA

      About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about Epifanes Gloss Clear Varnish:

      Order filled promptly and accurately. Easy to use and apply to Boston Whaler mahogany refinishing project. Love the glossy finish !!

       
      5.0

      excellent deck finish

      By Bama Porch Builder

      from Birmingham, AL

      About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Even Paint Distribution

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Epifanes Gloss Clear Varnish:

          Used to provide waterproof seal on front porch. Pressure Treated Pine 2x6 Boards. Sanded down with 60 grit finished with 150 grit. Applied stain and 4 coats of Varnish per instructions. (Cut with thinner 1st 3 coats). Absolutely Beautiful, beads water, repels the weather.

           
          5.0

          Great Varnish

          By Walt

          from Corunna, Michigan

          About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Clean
          • Even Paint Distribution

          Cons

          • Retains Moisture

          Best Uses

          • Detailed Work
          • Large Areas
          • Small Areas

          Comments about Epifanes Gloss Clear Varnish:

          Finishing my cedar strip canoe. Easy to apply and an awesome finish. Just follow instructions

           
          5.0

          epifanes varnish

          By lefty

          from Fort Collins, Colorado

          About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

          Verified Buyer

          Comments about Epifanes Gloss Clear Varnish:

          works just fine for wood on an old canoe

           
          5.0

          Wonderful high gloss.

          By Bobbi

          from Charlotte, nc

          About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

          Verified Buyer

          Comments about Epifanes Gloss Clear Varnish:

          Wonder product. Make sure to follow their directions. First coats you need to dilute with a brush thinner. My suggestion is to use theirs, even if you already have some at home. Use Epifanes brand brush thinner.

           
          5.0

          simply works great and impervious to bad weather.

          By bob

          from northeast ohio

          About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Clean
          • Even Paint Distribution
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Epifanes Gloss Clear Varnish:

              protects wood well

               
              5.0

              epifanes varnish

              By seedtick

              from south louisiana

              About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Beautiful Finish
              • durable

              Cons

              • Needs Some Practice To Ge

              Best Uses

                Comments about Epifanes Gloss Clear Varnish:

                I build traditional south Louisiana wooden boat and some furniture

                 
                5.0

                Oldie but goody!!

                By Bob

                from Berkeley, California

                About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Clean
                • Even Paint Distribution
                • Superb Finish
                • Traditional

                Cons

                • Deteriorates
                • Might Not Last As Long

                Best Uses

                • Detailed Work

                Comments about Epifanes Gloss Clear Varnish:

                make you feel like part of maritime history

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