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Epifanes Rapidcoat Application Directions

Epifanes Rapidcoat

Quick and Easy Wood Protection!

Type One-component wood finish based on modified alkyd/urethane resin combined with colorful pigment. UV protecting
Color Lightly tinted. Retains traditional color of wood.
Gloss Semi gloss
Recommended use For long term protection and enhancement of all marine and household woods. Interior and exterior wood above the waterline. Rapidcoat can be used for renewing weathered areas, as a stain prior to a varnish system or as a full system for those requiring the absolute best in a quick and easy satin finish with maximum durability, U.V. protection and longevity
characteristics Epifanes Rapidcoat provides a lightly tinted, U.V. protecting finish. Great breathing properties, good flexibility. It bonds extremely well to teak and any other oily wood, preventing discoloration and emphasizing the natural grain of the wood. Rapidcoat can be applied every 5-6 hours. Three coats is sufficient for most conditions. No sanding required. Easy touch up and maintenance.
Container Size 750 ml.
Density 0.889 kg./liter (mixed)
Solids Content 40 +/- 2 vol. % (mixed)
Recommended film thickness Per coat wet - 70 micron
Per coat dry - 25 micron
Application Brush, roller, conventional air spray, H.V.L.P., airless.
Drying times at 65F / 65% RH Tack free - 3 hours    a  Tap free - 5 hours
Dry - 4 hours   T a p  Recoatable - 5-6 hours
Spray Application Conventional air: Thin as needed up to 20% with Epifanes Spray Thinner forPaint & Varnish. Spray viscosity 18 - 22 seconds Din Cup 4, 14 - 18 seconds Ford Cup 4. Nozzle 1.5 mm. - 1.8 mm. Pressure 2 - 3 Bar.
Application conditions Temperature should be between 50F. and 85F. during application. Air humidity below 85%. Avoid application in too much wind or sun. A rapid loss of solvents will occur under these conditions and will decrease the flowing ability.

One-component clear varnish system
on wood above the waterline

Surface Preparation:
Bare wood must be clean, dry and free of grease etc. Degrease with Epifanes Spray Thinner For Paint & Varnish or denatured alcohol. Wiping down with mineral or white spirits, may leave an oily residue. Do not use water. Sand the bare wood to a fresh surface with 60 - 80 grit dry abrasive paper with the grain of the wood. A block may be used to assist in fairing the surface. Finish sand with 100 - 120 grit dry abrasive paper. Brush application with a good quality, clean, natural bristle brush will give good results. Try an Epifanes brush for the ultimate varnishing experience. Foam brushes are convenient on smaller projects however, are not suitable for larger jobs. "Roll and tip" is a great method for large flat areas. 3" foam roller followed by a bristle brush is the best combination.

Coats First Second Third Fourth (optional)
Product Epifanes Rapidcoat Epifanes Rapidcoat Epifanes Rapidcoat Epifanes Rapidcoat
Thinner N/A N/A N/A N/A
Thinning Ratio % N/A N/A N/A N/A
Drying Time in hours 5-6 at 65F. 5-6 at 65F. 5-6 at 65F. 5-6 at 65F.
Abrasive paper grit N/A N/A N/A N/A
Abrasive paper type N/A N/A N/A N/A
Approx. coverage / 150 sq. feet 150 sq. feet 150 sq. feet 150 sq. feet
Remarks If using as a stain prior to varnish, apply, leave for a few minutes and rub out with a clean rag.


If existing coats of Rapidcoat are intact, one or more coats may be applied on a well cleaned, and degreased surface. For annual maintenance, apply a minimum of one or two coats of Epifanes Rapidcoat. The number of maintenance coats needed depends on the condition of the Rapidcoat system. The weather and atmospheric conditions to which the finish is subjected will determine the amount of time between maintenance coats. Bare or weathered areas may be treated with a cleaning or bleaching product. If either are used, wash down the surface thoroughly with fresh water in order to remove any residue. Allow the surface to dry. Sand and apply three coats of Rapidcoat as per instructions.

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