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Recommended Film Thickness: Per coat wet - 60 micron / Per coat dry - 25 micron
Application: Brush, roller, conventional air spray, H.V.L.P.
Temperature should be between 50 degrees F and 85 degrees F with the air humidity below 85 percent. Avoid varnishing in too much wind or sun. Any existing finish much be intact, degreased and sanded prior to recoating. Before applying each coat, degrease the surface with Epifanes Spray Thinner or Denatured alcohol. Use a tack cloth to remove dust particles prior to application. Always stir Epifanes Rubbed Effect Interior Varnish before using. Failure to do so may result in an uneven or blotchy finish. Some settling of the formulation may occur upon long standing.
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I have a 28 year old Shannon which has had nothing but teak oil on the exterior. How do I remove the old oil? Will the rubbed effect eprifranes give me a rich tone on this old wood?
I probably am not the one to ask. I use this product on hand made , one of a kind furniture. I love the richness and durability .
The product is best used for interior finish. I would recommend using Epifanes Gloss Clear Varnish for your project. I find it to be relatively easy to apply, very durable and repairable for year-to-year touch up.It has an amber cast and will probably give you the rich tone you're looking for.
I used this product on the interior of my 2001 Tayana 52. Trying to match the factory finish, this product came closest for sheen. has proven to be durable. I use the clear gloss on my exterior rails. very good product. be sure to thin slightly so it flows on with no sags. Rubbed effect will give you the same tone as a good quality classic varnish.
Hello! I can't tell you how to remove the old oil, but I have had experience with the Rubbed Effect Epifanes. We completely restored a 30' Catalina recently and stripped all the teak, then applied 3-6 coats of Captain's Varnish and then applied 2 coats of Rubbed Effect Epifanes on the INTERIOR wood only. It came out just beautifully and looks like fine furniture. I'm not sure I would recommend it for exterior wood, as it's not as hard as gloss.I hope that helps! Happy sailing.
great goods .... and service ...
Epipanes is the way to go, but not rubbed effect. I have a big Hinckley sailing catch with nothing but wood everywhere. You need the gloss and plenty of coats for the UV protection. It will in time go flat, if you put enough coats on, Hinckley will tell you 12. I am lucky if I get 4. Traveling next to the Bahamas, so UV is really important. Make sure all the oil is off, sand then acetone. Regards Diane
I want a satin finish on a mahogany front entry door. I have applied coats of Epiphanes Spar Varnish and it is going on well. I do want a more subtle final finish. Can I overcoat the last coat with the Mattte finish? It is an exterior location that is under a porch, but does get some moisture and sun.
sounds good to me .... Epifane it the BEES Knees ... the GOOD Stuff things are FINISHED with .......
Yes, you can.I would do at least two coats and make sure you sand, vacuum, and wipe down with thinner in between coats.
Epiphanes suggests a build up of gloss varnish underneath the rubbed effect, so I would say yes to your question.
Yes, you can. I have used Epifanes clear spar varnish on furniture for a fast build and clear grain then applied a coat or two of Epifanes Rubbed Effect over it for the matte finish you're looking for. I don't believe the Rubbed Effect will last as long with solar exposure as the Clear but it is easy to touch up. The moisture should not be a problem.
Does this product yellow over time?
I'm afraid I have not had this product on the surfaces much longer than a year, so I can't speak to its yellowing over time. As of now, it has not yellowed a bit. I can tell you that the look of this product is beautiful. We renovated the entire interior of our 1981 Catalina 30 with this product. Many have remarked on how our interior teak looks "just like beautiful furniture". I highly recommend this product.We laid down 4+ coats of Captain's Varnish Gloss first and then added 2 coats of the Epifanes Rubbed Effect Varnish. It definitely took two coats to get the desired look.Good luck!
I use Epifanes on almost all of the furniture I build and have not noticed any yellowing. These are mostly cherry and walnut. Some of the furniture is over ten years old. Additionally, I have used it on teak cabinets and table surface on my boat with no sign of yellowing.
not after 3 years any longer im not sure rickybob
Rubbed Effect varnish - Epifanes
My old standby for rubbed effect/flat/statin finish varnish was Interlux #60. But they seem to have changed the formula and I find it is not so good as the old stuff, so I tried the Epifanes product for a rubbed effect. Once I got used to its personality I found that I really like it. From bare wood, application is best done over several build-up coats of Epifanes Gloss, because in so doing you will achieve a wonderful depth of finish that is not going to happen by using the Epifanes Rubbed Effect for build-ups. (I've been using the Epifanes Gloss Varnish for 30 + years, always with great results). Brush or a foam paddle is really a matter of using what you are familiar with. I use both, but with some preference for a nice Red Tree brush or the like. People have remarked about drying times and how much solvent to use, etc. There is no one best technique because these tung oil based varnishes seem to be quite sensitive to environmental conditions at time of application - temperature, dew point, humidity. The usual rules apply.... The SDS sheet is a little vague about what is in Epifanes' varnishes, but I would think Tung Oil, urethane resin and/or some phenolic resin. This is definitely good stuff.
Maine and Michigan
Great product with great results
Applies well, results as expected, would buy again
I would look for an alternative varnish.
This varnish was very difficult to apply without leaving brush strokes. It dries super fast and has no leveling properties. I tried applying it with a high quality Interlux varnish brush and USA made sponge brushes, both of which I have successfully used with other matte varnishes.
Super easy to work with if!
Finish sanding and clean - then seal wood with a very very fast drying and super thin sealer. Have good ventilation. Resand - re-seal.Thin the epiphanies more than less - (if in doubt make it thinner)Apply about 7 coats total -obviously dry between coats - all thin coats with a foam brush - do not over coat and get any runs at all. Sand out any problems before adding any new coats.You may sand and clean every coat or so with 600 grit.After 3 coats you will be extremely pleased and by the 7th coat you will be a fine finish master! It is unbelievable how good it looks and how easy it is.
I am in the process of restoring the interior/exterior of a 32 Endeavour sailboat and am using the Epifanes products on all of the teak surfaces.Preparation is key to great results. Sand according to instructions, clean with a vacuum cleaner the use a tack rag dilligently to remove all traces of dust. Note: If you're too lazy to do a lot of sanding, then you won't get the results you desire. Thin the product with epifanes thinner (about 5 to 10%) then apply sparingly. This product yields a finish that is beyond my expectations.... looks almost as good as a factory sprayed finish. Terrific product that I will use in future projects.
way too quick drying
Nothing to compare with the high gloss Epifanes spar varnish. This one is a lot too fast to dry for surfaces > 3 sqft. Cannot use the roll and foam brush method : it starts drying before you can use the foam brush to smooth out the bubbles. Disappointing for that price.
A bit more difficult than clear gloss
Epifanes Clear Gloss is my varnish of choice but sometimes a satin finish is desired. Epifanes Rubbed Effect Varnish provides a harder final coat and a more uniform sheen then can easily be achieved by hand rubbing a gloss spar varnish. Unfortunately, Epifanes Rubbed Effect Varnish is not as easy to work with as the clear gloss. Being faster drying, I find it somewhat difficult to adjust to. It reduces problems with dust but it is more difficult to brush on and extra care has to be taken to avoid bubbles. Thinning helps but not appreciably. I have been tempted to add a bit of Penetrol to reduce brush drag but I am not sure what its effect would be on the final coat. Despite these difficulties, I am very pleased with the results of one coat of Epifanes Rubbed Effect Varnish thinned by roughly 5% over six coats of Epifanes Clear Gloss Varnish coated in indoor dry conditions at a temperature of about 65F.
Ultimate Cabin Sole Finish
This is the best varnish I ever used, however, I did not apply it using a brush. I rebuilt nearly the entire interior of a Hunter 34...all new wood and cabin sole. I first used a clear penetrating epoxy sealer for the sole and did not wait for the full cure. At the suggestion of the CPES manufacturer, I applied Epiphane while the sealer was still tacky which draws the finish into the wood. Took two days to dry but after that, it when on beautifully. At the suggestion of a friend who restores old Chris Crafts, I used a foam brush. Yes, I thought he was off his rocker but the resulting finish was like it was professionaly sprayed on...furniture quality. Not one flaw and after 3 seasons, it still looks like the day I applied it and wearing like iron.