The JD Varnish Prep Kit contains the essential supplies needed to complete a professional varnish job. The JD kit is compatible with all of the top name brands of varnish available from Jamestown Distributors.
Available in either a Basic kit version to supply you with just the essentials, or a Pro Kit to see you through 5 coats.
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Pro Kit Includes
Basic Kit Includes
1-1/2" 3M 2080 Safe Release Blue Masking Tape
general purpose maroon Scotch Brite Pads
2" Foam Brushes
fine paint strainers
odorless paint thinner
"Champ One" wipes
one quart plastic paint pails
Wooden mixing sticks
6 wooden stir sticks, 10 inch
3 wooden stir sticks, 10 inch
What's the best clear varnish to block UV over epoxy?
I recently completed a 16' cedar strip kayak and was confronted with the same question. Based on some research, I decided on Epifanes clear gloss varnish (it has added UV inhibitors). The results have been very gratifying - a beautiful high-gloss streak-free finish. JD offers both a varnish prep kit as well as an Epifanes kit, both of which provide you with the basics you'll need for a flawless job. Note that the more coats you apply, the better the UV protection. Most recommend four to six coats as a minimum. Good luck with your project!
Small kit is a great deal
I had some small teak parts on my boat that were starting to look pretty weathered, so I bought one of the 2-can Epifanes kits and this small varnish kit. Instead of buying a box of brushes or tack rags, I could get just what I needed with this kit, and get to work right out of the box. It saved me a trip to the local hardware store, and made the job that much easier and less time-consuming.