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Epifanes One-Part thinners for brush and spray application to be used with the One-Part MonoUrethane Topside Finishes, as well as their one-part primers and all of their Varnishes (except the two part). The ideal thinners for Epifanes famous Gloss Clear Varnish, Wood Finish Gloss (and Matte) and the Rubbed Effect Varnish. Made from a pure white spirit for a clear application.
Choose Brush Thinner or Spray Thinner.
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Container Size : 500 ml and 1000 ml
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Thinners and Solvents
What else can I use to reduce the "tug" on my paint brush when I apply the Epiy High Gloss Clear Varnish to my front door? I can't afford the Epiy 1 Part Thinner.
John,Thanks for the reply. Two other employees also answered and gave me the run-around. I did order the Epifanes 1 part thinner. But I figured the regular mineral spirits was ok as well. Thanks for your honesty!
Not being sarcastic but what do you mean you cannot afford the brushing thinner? If you can afford the varnish how can you not afford the thinner that is less than $20.00? I have never tried substituting the thinner recommend by the manufacturer. The Epifanes thinner works great and that is what I used on all my Epifanes products.
Do not skimp - but the good stuf.
I use regular mineral spirits. I tried the Epifanes thinner when spraying but did not notice a difference.
Take out a loan and buy the thinner.
What is the difference between the Epifane brush thinner and the spray thinner?
The brush thinner is a heavier viscosity liquid than the spray thinner and thus more suited to brush cleaning and / or varnish thinning. The spray thinner is less viscous and is formulated to meet the major thinning requirements when spraying varnish. Varnish formulation is quite a science and, given the prominence of the work, should be done right.
Can I add this to Epifanes gloss spar varnish to thin enough to spray on usinga HVLP sprayer?
Yes. This is the manufacturers own thinner for their products and per the manufacturer, "Application: Brush, roller, conventional air spray, HVLP." This is an exceptional product, but you MUST follow the instructions.
Yes. Use the thinner for spraying application and do not thin beyond what is recommended on the can.
Is the 1-part brushing thinner o be used with Yacht Enamel topside paints as well as varnish? Thanks for your replies.
Hello Wes:Epiphanes does recommend to use this thinner for their Varnish. It does seem better refined than Lacquer thinner. I so too, would recommend. As far as the topside paint? Best stay with what the Manufacturer recommends. Keep in mind, it does not take much. And if you are spraying through HVLP equipment you WILL need. I hope this helps.
thanks for your reply -- I am restoring a retirement age wooden canvas covered "Maine" canoe at Apalachicola on the Florida panhandle. I'll use your advice.wes
I have used the Epifanes thinner for both the varnish as well as the top side paint- it may sound foolish but I try to keep the brands of paint and thinners the same... I just think that makes sense....
Hi Wes,Both the side of the varnish can and the Epifanes CD indicate use of their spray thinner. I started with a 50% thinned coat as directed and worked my way up. I used a foam brush with a round wooden handle. If doing so, use new ones only! The ones I had stored for two years deteriorated and crumbled when touched. I saved the handles to use as dowels. In the first two coats I brushed across the grain to help fill the voids in the wood. Here in Louisiana the humidity is high, so I allowed two days of dry time prior to proceeding to the next coat. I'm very happy with Epifanes products.
epifanes for a long lasting deck finish
refinishing a 26 foot 1949 Hutchinson. stripped the mahogany decks and covering boards down to bare wood, raked out the old seams, restained with a custom stain to match the Hutchinson stain and built the varnish back up to 10 coats using epifanes, thinned 50% on the first coat. results were fantastic. put new seams back in between 9th and 10th coats of varnish. in my opinion epifanes is the most durable finish out there.
Makes airless spraying a joy. Works well
Worked very well
Great product. For brush application, the hardware store brand of naphtha based thinner worked just as well for about 1/2 the price, though.
I would buy this product again
Used on an exterior white oak door
I would buy it again
easy to use
We can buy this locally but JD has great prices and ships quickly!
if you spray you need this
if spraying epifanes it must be thinned, generics did notwork.