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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 74 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (59)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (14)

  • 3 Stars

     

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99%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Even paint distribution (25)
  • Easy to clean (17)
  • Lightweight (7)
  • Easy to apply (5)
  • Ergonomic grip (5)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Large areas (29)
  • Small areas (27)
  • Detailed work (25)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid do-it-yourselfer (40), Casual do-it-yourselfer (14), 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

Wonderful high gloss.

By Bobbi

from Charlotte, nc

About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

Verified Buyer

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        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

               
              5.0

              Old Reliable

              By Smitty48

              from CLINTON, IA

              About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

              Verified Buyer

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                    Comments about Epifanes Gloss Clear Varnish:

                    I have used this product exclusively on the original build and subsequent annual maintenance. High quality product and always good results.

                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    It's better than I am!

                    By mzdadoc

                    from Jordan, MN

                    About Me Beginner

                    Verified Buyer

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                          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!!

                          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          Excellent product and easy to use.

                          By JACOBC

                          from Baldwin, NY

                          About Me Professional

                          Verified Buyer

                          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.

                            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            4.0

                            Good Varnish

                            By HENRYO

                            from WHITE LAKE, MI

                            About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

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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

                                  Pros

                                  • Top Notch Product

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • All Wood Work

                                    Comments about Epifanes Gloss Clear Varnish:

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

                                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                     
                                    5.0

                                    Same great product, better price

                                    By DEBORAHT

                                    from BOTHELL, WA

                                    About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

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                                    Verified Buyer

                                    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.

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