December 18, 2020
Used Total Boat varnish primer on well sanded teak: first coat with Epifanes Gloss Clear Varnish looks really good. Flowed out well, after several other coats should be wonderful. Regards
December 4, 2020
Best exterior varnish I have ever used
November 9, 2020
varnished pilot house of Dyer 29 with product. follow manufacturers instructions be sure to flow on the varnish i.e. don't just brush it on, flow the varnish on!
August 30, 2020
Best spar varnish I've found. Takes a little work but six coats or so wear like armor. I like to add a couple of matte top coats for a gorgeous finish. Stands up to this Texas sun.
July 18, 2020
I was told that varnish would never hold up on a porch floor in New Jersey weather then I found Epifanes paints and varnishes. I followed their recommendations for application and gave it a try. That was 6 years ago and it just took a little light sanding and a fresh coat to bring it back to looking great. Definitely worth the price and time.
July 15, 2020
Used it to finish oak threshold ( house, not boat). With badger hair brush and 4 coats total looks good no brush strokes .Dont know how it compares to other marine varnish
July 8, 2020
I stained red oak boards for the bed of my 1958 chevy pickup then varnished with Epifanes. It went on very smooth and I waited 24 hours to sand in between each coat, there is 24 sq ft of wood so I was able to get 5 coats out of 1 qt. I used the Epifanes thinner to thin the first 3 coats. I used a Badger brush and for a change didn't have one hair left in the varnish.
June 20, 2020
Stripped & refinished all exterior teak -10 coats. A lot of work as they say but the Epiphanes is easy to work with. It's the only varnish used on high end boats & Hinckleys locally
June 5, 2020
Our old house has heart pine floors. I finished them decades ago with pure tung oil. The floors can use touch-up on scratches but pure tung has been hard to find. Epiphanes seems to be a good option, thinned to prevent it hardening in the can so it can be used a bit at a time. I transferred the thinned mixture to a metal can with screw cap (like synth gas chain saw mix comes in). Because Epiphanes hardens so sturdily I coated the inside of the cap and can's spout with Vaseline to make the cap easier to unscrew.
May 19, 2020
As a kid, I learned how to varnish from my father who was a wooden boat nut. I can not think of a summer day that he didn't have a brush in his hand. Now 50 years later (ouch) I am working on my own boat projects and put my childhood skills to use. Not until I found this amazing varnish was I able to get the perfect results I seek. I use an epoxy roller on the bigger surfaces and follow that with a lightly held brush to break up and bubbles left by the roller. The marks settle out to a perfectly smooth surface as if it was sprayed. Not only are the results better than any varnish I have used, but this varnish if fun to use, it is so silky smooth.