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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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
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."
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.
Yes, but the finish will look milky. Recommend finishing with Gloss and the last coat in Satin for a beautiful result.
You should really apply two or three coats of the gloss first.
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 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.
What is the estimated coverage on vertical doors over 4 coats of Epifanes Gloss Varnish? Thanks.
it varies on day temperature but I am sure one quart will do a door.
Can you apply this over latex paints?
I am looking for a non-yellowing matte varnish to top painted furniture. Does this varnish turn yellow on light colores?
Thanks, Richard.Red or yellow, same thing: Not a clear, colorless finish, which is preferable if coatng or topping a painted piece, affecting the color.After further research, I have decided to go with a water-based finish or varnish.
Yes, all Oil based varnishes will give you a yellow tint. You need a water based non-yellowing finish. Make sure it says non-yellowing. Ken
Thanks, Ken.That is what I have decided to use., a water based non-yellowing varish.
The finish has not yellowed in the two years I applied it to a garden gate but it does dry with a reddish tint in the finish.
Can this be used over a worn, partially bare wood/painted wood dock. I want to keep the weathered look without shine?Thank you,LindaPS This is located in Las Vegas
Beyond my paygrade ... I bought this varnish just to refinish the tiller on my day sailer. Best of luck Linda!
Yes Linda, As long as the surface you are Varnishing is clean and free from anything that might effect the finish .... ( Maybe a light sand over with wet and dry 400 grit and mineral spirit, or a brush .... then a final wipe with D.Alcohol if necessary ...Also you may want to use some gloss first ... cannot really see what your trying to do without seeing photo... ) If you fly me there from Miami will do it for you haha
I've used it only on new wood. I wouldn't see a problem using it over old bare wood but I think that putting it over paint would be problematic. I think it would not hold up as the paint would let go of the wood. I think you need to get the paint off.
Interior of my 12' day sailer may have been coated with Helmsmen polyurethane. Is it ok to put a coat of Epifanes on top of the poly?
Yes. It should be fine. Just be sure to lightly sand or scuff up the existing surface before coating with the Matte Varnish.
Yes it is ... They are Both oil base ... As long as you naturally sand With whatever grit paper is needed to make a smooth finish before application . It CAN be thinned slightly. ( I would use, Wet and Dry, in Wet form, so there is no dust ... inside .... 220. 320. ? ) Wipe with mineral Spirit and lint free cloth, and maybe tack cloth ? ) An excellent Varnish ... Best I have EVER used ..
Way beyond my pay grade. Epiphanies website probably best source.Good luck!
Hi I have a mahogany door that I want to use this for.How many square inches does this container last for ?Thank you
According to the directions on the reverse of the can, roughly 12 square meters. You're probably all right depending on number of coats. Good luck! Best varnish - best distributor!
The container will cover approximately 80 SF at a uniform spread rate, which is two coats on all surfaces (6) of an average size residential door. Mahogany is fairly dense and minimally porous, so a 500ml container should provide two full coats. Hope this helps.
On a 36in door, you should get one coat on each side, with a little left over.
Tough question. Who measures how far a qt. of varnish covers?I do know it is the best varnish I've ever used.The first coat is to be diluted 50% and then less dilution with multiple coats.It is extremely durable.
I used this as a part of a finishing process. I put on 4 coats of gloss finish first, 2 cut 50-50 with thinner, 2 cut 75-25, and then a single finish coat of the matte cut 80-20. Done that way, the quart would be more than enough for a door. I did a 30x52 table and a 16x24 table and had some leftover.Hope this helps
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!
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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.
Bull Run Canoes
Customers love matte flinish
Epifanes matte varnish is the final coat on the doors I refinish for my customers. They love the deep, rich look that it adds.
This product is great. I recommend it.
I did wooden outside doors with this. It is fabulous.
Ev the helper.
Perfect low gloss sheen
I used 2 coats of the matte over 2 coats of high gloss on the inside of my cedar strip canoe. It was the perfect contrast finish (form) and does not produce a blinding glare (function) from the sun.It does have a much stronger odor compared to the epifanes high gloss. The no-sanding window between coats is nice, just be sure to thin properly to your conditions! I had to thin to about 12% by vol. for 70 deg. F 50%RH which is much more then recommended. Note I rolled and tipped with a foam roller and brush.