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Epifanes Wood Finish Gloss Application Directions

Epifanes Wood Finish Gloss

The ultimate in a varnish alternative without the sanding!

Type One-component varnish alternative based on phenolic-modified alkyd resins and tung oil with microscopic porosity properties.
Color Opaque in the can. Dries clear amber.
Gloss Ultra high gloss
Recommended use Specifically formulated for oily woods like teak and iroco. For long lasting protection of all marine or household woods. Interior and exterior wood above the waterline.
Film characteristics Superior flow, gloss and durability. Excellent flexibility and water resistance in all climatic conditions. High build capability. Offers excellent adhesion to oily woods, especially teak. If recoated within 72 hours, does not require sanding.
Container Size 500 ml., 1000 ml.
Density 0.92 kg./liter
Solids Content 50 +/- 2 vol. %
Recommended film thickness Per coat wet - 50 micron
Per coat dry - 30 micron
Application Brush, roller, conventional air spray, H.V.L.P., airless.
Drying times at 65F / 65% RH Tack free - 2 hours    a  Tap free - 24 hours
Dry - 24 hours   T a p  Recoatable - 24 hours
Spray Application Conventional air: Thin as needed up to 15% with Epifanes Spray Thinner for Paint & 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 varnishing in too much wind or sun. A rapid loss of solvents will occur under these conditions and will decrease the flowing ability. Add thinner up to the specified percentage to compensate for the faster release of solvents. Epifanes Wood Finish Gloss is compatible with most other types of one-component alkyd or urethane based varnishes and over two-component varnishes. Any existing finish must be intact, degreased and sanded prior to recoating.

One-component varnish alternative on teak
and oily or non-oily wood above the waterline

Surface Preparation:
Oily resinous tropical wood like teak, contains substances that may cause problems during and after finishing. i.e. slow drying or poor adhesion. These problems may be overcome by thorough and correct preparation and by the correct use of this product. Ensure that the wood is dry. Degrease the wood thoroughly with Epifanes Spray Thinner For Paint & Varnish or denatured alcohol. 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. For oily woods, finish sand to 220 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.

System on oily and resinous woods (i.e. teak)
Coats First 4 more
Product Epifanes WFG Epifanes WFG
Thinner Thinner P&V Thinner P&V
Thinning Ratio % 25 0-5
Drying Time 24 at 65F 24 at 65F
Abrasive if desired 320 400
Abrasive Dry Wet or dry
Cvge./liter 130 sq. feet 130 sq. feet
Remarks Next coat within 72 hours does not need sanding.

System on non-oily and non-resinous woods
Coats First Second Third At least 4 more
Product Epifanes WFG Epifanes WFG Epifanes WFG Epifanes WFG
Thinner Thinner P&V Thinner P&V Thinner P&V Thinner P&V
Thinning Ratio % 50 25 15 0-5
Drying Time in hours 24 at 65F. 24 at 65F. 24 at 65F. 24 at 65F.
Abrasive if desired 220 280 280 400
Abrasive Dry Dry Wet or Dry Wet or Dry
Cvge./liter 200-250 sq. feet 160-200 sq. feet 130-160 sq. feet 130 sq. feet
Remarks Next coat within 72 hours does not need sanding.

If the existing coats of Wood Finish gloss are intact and only a degrease of gloss is noticed, one or more coats may be applied on a well cleaned, degreased and sanded surface. Prepare the surface with 320 grit wet or dry abrasive paper. For the annual maintenance of Wood Finish Gloss over non-oily woods, apply a minimum of one or two coats, on a well cleaned, degreased and sanded surface.

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