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Epifanes Rubbed Effect Low VOC Interior Satin Varnish is a unique, water-based version of Epifanes' Rubbed Effect Varnish. Its 1-part polyurethane/acrylic formula provides the same ease of application, outstanding flowing ability, and distinctive, transparent amber hand-rubbed appearance, but without the harsh fumes and high VOC content of traditional varnishes.
This fast-drying finish is tack-free in 1 hour, and can be recoated after just 6 hours. Excellent resistance to alcohol & common chemicals make it ideal for use on interior doors, trim, bulkheads, cabin soles, and other interior woodwork. Available in a 1000 mL (1 L) can.
Note: This product may also be labeled as Aqua Marine. Rest assured the product and its performance are exactly the same.
|Technical Specifications||Low-odor, low-VOC, eco-friendly formula is ideal for interiors.|
|Varnish Color (when applied)||Milky|
|Cured Color / Finish||Transparent Amber / Satin|
|Thinner (Brush or Air Spray)||Tap water|
|Application Method||Brush or Air spray (airless spray application not advised)|
|Drying Times (@70°F, 65% RH, 30 micron DFT)||Dust dry - 1 hour; Sandable - 12 hours; Recoatable - 6 hours|
|Theoretical Coverage||130 sq. ft. per 1000 mL (1 L) at 30 micron DFT (dry film thickness)|
|VOC Content||46 g/L|
|Use||For use only on interior woodwork|
Applied over several build coats of Epifanes Clear Gloss Varnish, Epifanes Wood Finish Gloss Varnish, or Epifanes Rapidclear, this unique, water-based formula provides the same lustrous, beautiful, durable satin finish as Epifanes Rubbed Effect Interior Satin Varnish, but with an extremely low VOC content and no harsh fumes, making it ideal for use on all interior woodwork, including meranti, mahogany, plywood, and Oregon pine).
When applied, its milky color looks different than conventional varnish, but the cured finish is a transparent amber color that retains the clarity of the gloss coats built up beneath it, without muddying the grain. It's also much more durable than conventional varnish.
Note: Epifanes Rubbed Effect Low VOC Interior Satin Varnish was previously known as Epifanes Aqua Marine Varnish.
Rubbed Effect Low VOC Satin Varnish Features
January 4, 2021
I had to finish a pantry cabinet indoors. All my other cabinets are finished with multiple coats of epifanes clear, topped with the regular rubbed effects then steel wool and wax. Since I had to use a low VOC in this instance, I tried this product. It's OK as far as a water-based finish goes BUT is not amber like a trad finish (although the desc said it was) AND it is very difficult to get it to lay down smooth. Dry/sand/recoat time almost as long as trad. I will use it when I have no other option but am not about to replace m y traditional finishes
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