Wood Finish matte is typically used over four coats of Epifanes Gloss Wood Finish. Suitable for both interior and exterior woods, this low gloss, matte finish varnish contains UV absorbers to provide long lasting, beautiful rich protection.
A non-sanding solution specially formulated for oily woods like teak, Wood Finish matte is a one component varnish alternative based on urethane alkyd resins and tung oil.
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. A rapid loss of solvents will occur under these conditions and will decrease the flowing ability. Add thinners up to the specified percentage to compensate for the faster release of solvents. 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 Wood Finish Matte 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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can this be applied directly over teak or do i have to use the gloss varnish and then re-coat with the mattei will be using on inside sole of my helm deck
We would advise using this as a finish coat over a good build up of a gloss varnish to give more layers of protection, especially from UV, but also adding more depth to the image you see. Matte and flat products like this will have a flattening agent that can develop an opacity if it is built up for numerous coats, with a white hue and less grain tonality.
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You could apply it directly to teak as a first coat. My understanding of the products which may not be accurate is you get better UV protection with the gloss product. I put several coats of gloss on and use the matte as the final coat. The end result is a matte finish on your project.
I wasn't able to respond on the form which said... "above this line"I simply followed your instructionsSand.. 160 grit followed by 220 gritFirst apply color varnish to give teak some richness...Sand..220Apply 5 coats of gloss sanding..220, between each coatApply one coat matteSand 600..Apply final coat of Matte...if you follow this you'll look handy
Can you mix the matte with the gloss varnish to get a lower sheen than gloss for your final coat?
I never have but I don't see why not, it's the same stuff but I'll saythis: Things with flattening agent (MATTE) can get funny quick, flatteningagent doesn't want to stay in suspension so that's why they suggest to stirit constantly. I would suggest to start out by shaking or stirring thedaylights out of the low sheen and mix the two equally, I would use one ofthose quart mixing cups and be sure you keep a record, you might want to doit again and while you're using it keep it stirred, it will bottom outquicker than you think. I would use it on the last two or even threecoats, remember the two top coats will start to sacrifice in a couple ofyears.
I would quess that the final appearance would depend on the ratio of matte to gloss that you mix. Â Try small test mixes until you determine the desired ratio to mix. Â The matte is just a bit less glossy than the gloss; so straight matte might be what the person wants. Â The matte finish is sure a beautiful finish for most applications where a gloss finish is not desired.Â Gene
Yes, this is a very common practice when trying to get a satin type sheen with products like this.
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Yes, this is actually pretty common when a customer desires a sheen that is between the gloss and matte. Stir the matte container very well before combining the two, and then it is a good idea to stir while applying also to ensure that it stays a consistent sheen.
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Is this recommended as a UV top coat over Mas low viscosity epoxy?
I think the Epifanes High Gloss clear varnish provides a better UV topcoat. If you want a matter finish you can do the first 3-4 coats with thehigh gloss clear varnish and then the last 2 coats with the matte varnish..Bill
Personally, I would put at least a couple of coats of Epifanes varnish over the wood finish, which is good for a fast base.
This product should be sufficient as a UV stable coating for MAS Low Viscosity. You would want to wash first with water and mild soap incase there is any amine blush (they still recommend treating as though it has blush), sand lightly and apply.
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can you use more than I coat of matte finish on top of the gloss?
Sure,just be aware the more matte you apply the less clarity the finish will have.
You could but why? One is all you need, two or three gloss undercoat then matte ,works great ,have done many projects ,more matte doesn't improve the look.
You have good prices. However we got an order from you once with cans thatlooked as if someone beat them with a hammer. The box was immaculate. Isent an email which was ignored. (Great customer service, by the way) .Also...Bought some Epifanes, and in 1 month the varnished trim was bleedingthrough. Obviously a bad batch.Getting to the point where I REALLY do not want to do business with JD.Surprising that you would have the gall to send me an email like this afterI spent a lot of money with you, and your customer service ethics arenon-existent.
Yes. This coating is easy to work with. A light scuffing of the previous coat assures adherence of multiple coats.
TimAccording to the directions you apply 2 thin even coats on to top thegloss, so yes. It also says for maintenance: When a deterioration in theappearance of the finish is noticed, sand the surface with 320 grit wet ordry abrasive paper and apply one or two fresh coats.*Gâ€‹ood luckâ€‹*
The short answer in my experience is yes. We built a few exterior doorsand used 4-5 coats of gloss, then gave it a light sand and top coated itwith 2 coats of Matte (with a light sand in between). It really knockeddown the sheen effectively and consistently, and so far (almost one fullseason cycle in NY) it has held up great.Michael James Moran Woodworked Furniturewww.moranwoodworked.com < http://www.moranwoodworked.com/>Instagram @moranworkbench < https://www.instagram.com/moranworkbench/>Facebook Moran Woodworked FurnitureTwitter @mjmfurniture < http://twitter.com/@mjmfurniture>292 Near RoadGallatin, NY 12571DISCLAIMER / This message contains information which may be confidentialand/or privileged, and is intended only for the use of the addressee(s).Any use, disclosure or copying of this message or any part thereof byany person other than such addressee(s) is unauthorized and strictlyprohibited. If you have received this message in error, please notifythe sender by return e-mail and delete the message. Thank you for yourcooperation.
Hi Tim, you can but what happens is every coat of matte that you apply, it reduces the clarity and vibrance of the wood because of the inherent opacity of the flattening agent. This is why it's recommended to do all build coats with a gloss finish product, and use the matte on the final coat whenever possible.
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I would like to get as deep/rich look as possible. My goal was to apply 6-7 coats with Epifanes clear gloss, then apply a fine 1-2 coats with matte. Will I loose some of the richness and luster if I use Matte as a final coat?
I did the same thing to my front door. I do not think the matte finish had a negative impact on the appearance of the door.
Hi,You should not lose any color with your process. I followed a similar process and had great results... Many compliments....
I can't answer your question directly. However, I did 5-6 coats of gloss followed by 2 coats of rubbed effect finish and the result were stunning. Obviously it's not as much depth as gloss, but it looks as though it was many layers of a hand-rubbed oil finish. It turned out beautifully.
That should be fine. Epifanes is a really good product. You may need to slightly thin it as it is very thick.
No, it will still expand the richness if you use the clear gloss for the build coats and ideally just use the matte for the final one coat. It looks really nice if you can get it smooth and just do matte on the final coat.
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Trying to keep patio table the teak color. Is this product suitable? Gloss first or just the matte? How many coats
Hi Jude, this product will work to help preserve the color and appearance. Generally, building up with gloss leads to the most clear and true appearance when the final coat is matte finish, and depending on how much sun exposure your table will get, most customers will put on anywhere from 4-10 coats for protection.
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For interior use on a small piece, which has less shine, the matte varnish or the rubbed effect varnish? Thanks!
I would say the Rubbed Effect Varnish for interior use.
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Is this food safe? Looking for a sealer for butcher block counter.
No use Circa 1850 Terra Nova NaturOil
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it suggests applying the matte finish over several coats of gloss finish - why???? We want a matte finish.....
The gloss finish usually builds up quicker, you don't have to use Gloss if you don't want to.
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Can I just apply this without the gloss? I just want a natural Rustic finish on my front door which is sanded that is protected from the Sun
You can only use one coat of the matte finish if you apply two coats it will be shiny. That is why if you apply two coats of gloss finish and then matte finish on top of that you will have good protection from the elements.
I can't tell from the photo if you're using "Wood Finish Matte". If not I recommend Epifanes,Wood Finish Matte for a nice dull finish.
You should really apply two or three coats of the gloss first.
Yes, but the finish will look milky. Recommend finishing with Gloss and the last coat in Satin for a beautiful result.
yes you can. I put on gloss first because I didn't want 7 layers of matte. with some gloss under it, it is a little less matte. but if matte is what you're after, you don't need any gloss.
This is a very thick finish, even in the matte version. It will totally protect from UV damage, but it will look more like a wooden boat finish than a rustic (in the wood) finish. It will not look "natural."
Fantastic finish for a front entry door
I finished our new mahogany front door with 4 coats Epifanes gloss varnish thinning and applying as recommended by Epifanes. Then finished with two coats Epifanes matte finish with the first coat cut with 25% thinner and the final coat 5% thinner. The door looks so fantastic everyone who comes to the house comments on the door. Even the UPS guy, who has probably seen thousands of front doors, said "I never saw such a beautiful front door" and I had not even mentioned we had a new front door. You can't beat this stuff. The man who made the door is from Germany and he said, "In Germany this is all we use on wood doors". This stuff is more expensive than other varnishes, but it is worth every penny.
San Diego, California
A great matte finish for a high quality look
It went on well (brushing on it handles different than epifanes high gloss but not bad just different) and dries nice and even.After 4 coats of high gloss this canoe looked so nice I almost didn't put this last finishing coat on the interior but I went ahead and I really like the toned down, rich look!
Awesome marine varnish
Levels out nice but must be cut with thinner to flow and brush out evenly
New Milford ct
Epiphanes Woodfinish Matte
I use Woodfinish Matte on furniture. I spray it, and it flows out beautifully, and dries to a lovely, even sheen. I highly recommend this product.
Fantastic Outdoor Finish
Used on antique glider. It looks wonderful.
Royal Center, IN
Product flowes nicely and covers evenly and smooth.I put on the recomended coats and the finish looks like it was professionaly done!
Epifanes Wood Finish Matte Varnish
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Block Island RI
Gorgeous matte finish
I don't have anything to do with boats, but I do use this on outdoor wood signage in the Pacific NW, so it may as well be sitting in an ocean! I used this over the top of the Total Boat CPES, applied 4 coats of the matte on top and it is GORGEOUS! And I'm very comfortable handing these off and letting them hang in the elements for years to come.
St. Helens, OR
I used this finish over the top of penetrating epoxy. I used it on a butcher's block vanity top in a bathroom. I'm not a pro, but I've done a little bit of wood finishing. I agree with some comments about the difficulty of maintaining a wet edge. I brushed my first two coats on with a good quality brush, but still had lapping between passes. Between coats, I sanded with 320 grit paper. My final coat, I used a smooth finish foam roller. It left a slight orange peel finish, but it is even and looks very nice. I really like the dull luster and depth to the finish.
Marcus the DIYer
Good have been to my shop/weather conditions but first coat applied dragged and tugged more than I would have liked. Second coat I found that if I brushed a second time, it almost worked out any marked and buffed the final finish to the matte finish I desired.