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Product Details

Epifanes clear marine spar varnish is renowned for its high-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!

Info & Guides

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.

Technical Information

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

SAFETY INFORMATION

Be sure to read all safety information on the label and in the SDS (safety data sheet) before using this product. Keep out of reach of children. Keep away from heat, sparks, open flames, and hot surfaces. No smoking. Do not breathe dust, fumes, gas, mist, vapors, or spray. Use only outdoors or in a well-ventilated area. Wear protective gloves, protective clothing, eye protection, face protection, and a proper respirator.

Reviews for Epifanes Clear High-Gloss Marine Varnish

10 of 142 Reviews

September 8, 2021

Disappointment by Comparison
By Lightning Owner from Erie, CO

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I used this varnish at the recommendation of another builder, and against my better judgement I bought it and am stuck with the remaining 2 of 3 pints. I'm disappointed that even following the sanding, coverage, and thinning directions to the tee, it hasn't performed. It spreads as it's laid down, i.e. lacks flow if used with a brush, sags on thinner coats on vertical surfaces (even when laid down extremely thin), shows any "off track" with the brush strokes and when laid on thicker binds in the brush and surface. I use another brand that has the same synonym as a skipper of boat (not sure we can compare brands in these reviews - which though I struggled with at times, it has a way more consistent hold, flow, and spreads evenly in a "self-correcting" manner. I know because I was laying down both brands at the same time in the exact same conditions. I'm going back to my original varnish - now let me do a review for that one! I'm not laying down another pint of this stuff and will go with the other brand - it's really top notch by comparison. Sad thing is that there are no returns on paints - my bad not to know this in advance. Don't buy unless your sure or want to eat the cost.

Bottom Line No, I would not recommend to a friend

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July 25, 2021

Been using it for years
By Ed from New Providence NJ

Verified Purchase

I use Epifanes for a north facing mahogany front porch that gets pounded by nor' easters. The last coat I put on lasted 4 years before I needed to redo it. A solid performer and great advice from Jamestown Distributers

Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend

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July 25, 2021

I would buy this product again
By Gguy from Va

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Used on highly weathered Teak bright work on a sailboat What a difference

Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend

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June 27, 2021

Beautiful finish
By Sailor Sam from RI

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Easy to apply - Beautiful finish!

Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend

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June 23, 2021

Great Product
By Mac from Greensboro, NC

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Flow well and lays out well

Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend

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May 31, 2021

I bought this product befofre and will buy in the future.
By JKM from Emerald Isle, NC

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Excellent product, I bought it from you, some of my neighbors when they found out about it also started buying it from you. Unfortunately, my order was so delayed I had to buy this product somewhere else.

Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend

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April 22, 2021

Epifanes
By tenderyacht from S.E. Massachusetts

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I have been using Epifanes varnish on my kayaks for 16 years now and it goes on well stands up very well and looks great. I get complements all the time.

Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend

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April 21, 2021

Best finish I have used
By O'Bee from Tennessee

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This is the best I have used it on a pick up bed and it still look great after 6 years.

Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend

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April 8, 2021

I have used this product for many years.
By nacho from Framingham, MA

Verified Purchase

Epifanes is the best that i have used.

Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend

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March 26, 2021

I would buy it again
By Don from Cheboygan MI

Verified Purchase

I used it for refinishing a classic boat. It brushed out well, took a little longer to cure than other products I've used. It remains to be seen how it will hold up to the elements over the years.

Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend

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