Epifanes clear marine spar varnish is renowned for its gloss finish and offers superior protection in all climates. Formulated with tung oil, phenolic and alkyd resins and U.V. filters for superior protection. It is an exceptional finish for wood or over traditional marine varnish clear urethane and clear epoxy resins systems.
Go for Two! Our new JD Epifanes Clear Gloss Kit (CVKIT) includes two 1000ml cans of varnish, 2 foam brushes, 2 paint strainers, 2 stir sticks, and 2 plastic paint pails. This is a great value. You save on the varnish and receive brushes, strainers, and pails for free!
Recommended Film Thickness: Per coat wet - 50 micron / Per coat dry - 30 micron
Application: Brush, roller, conventional air spray, HVLP
Temperatures should be between 50 degrees F and 85 degrees F for application,
with air humidity below 85 percent. Avoid varnishing in too much sun or wind,
a rapid loss of solvents will occur under these conditions and will decrease the flowing ability.
Epifanes Clear Gloss Varnish is compatible with most other types of one-component alkyd or urethane based varnishes and over two-component varnishes.
What's included in JD Epifanes Clear Gloss Kit (CVKIT)
2 containers of CV1000 (2000 ml of varnish)
2 foam brushes
2 stir sticks
Number Of Parts:
Can you use a roller and still have a smooth finish. If so what size nap?
Yes, you can use a foam roller, and tip it with a brush to smooth out any bubbles.
JD Tech Team
I'm restoring a 1930 home with a large covered front porch. I have stripped the floor (tongue and groove pine) It will be professionally sanded. Can this product be used? If so what application method would be best for a large flat surface? Can it be rolled or applied with a similar pad used for interior floor finishing?
You can use this on the floor. It is a little on the thick side and is best thinned a little with their Epifanes brush thinner and it can be rolled.
JD Tech Team
Can pigment be added to darken the product? I'm using this on house shutters and would lid to darken the finish.
You could stain the wood first. Not sure if you could add a little stain in the varnish or not. I'd try a small amount first.
JD Tech Team
Can Epiphanes traditional varnish be final coat wet sanded and compounded for a show finish on a woodie wagon? What would be the suggested process, (grits of paper and compound)? How long should the finish cure before attempting to do this work?
Yes, it can be wet sanded and buffed. I would wait at least 2 weeks or longer to insure full cure. Start with 600 wet dry and go up to 2000, or start with a higher grit if you don't have a lot to remove, then buff with a finishing compound like Total Shine.
gloss clear or wood finish for teak?
Never used it on teak but did use it on Jatoba. A tropical wood that is also oily and very heavy. If the wood is overly oily it sometimes helps to wipe off the surface oil with acetone. Makes the surface easier tor the varnish to get a grip.Bruce Kaplan, Ph.D. chemistry and lover of wood
The clear "yellows" a bit. Never used the wood finish, nor have I treated teak. Good luck!
can I get a satin finish instead of high gloss?
Epiphanes has a PU SATIN varnish and also has a very nice rubbed effect varnish. Check out their complete line at epifanes com
Yes: Go to epihanes .com (remove the space) & look up clear finishes
I don't think there is any way to modify a gloss varnish to convert it into a satin, and why would you want to since there are lots of satin finish varnishes. The rheology of a well-developed finish like Epiphanes Gloss should be respected. Stick to recommended application methods and definitely use the Epiphanes reducer which has the right blend of solvents and boiling points to give good flow and leveling.I am not aware of a satin varnish which is intended for exterior use so I guess there's a life issue involved--satins may not weather well.
Just add cornstarch to tone down the gloss or make it flat
What is the coverage? 1. Thinned 50/50 2. 2nd, 3rd, 4th coatsI am using it on large (8-10' tall) oak double doors at church.Thanks.
I make furniture as my hobby and use Epifanes in a wipe on finish. The number of coats depends on how much finish is absorbed by the wood. I sometimes use four coats and have used up to 8. They say that you don't have to sand between coats but I do to get a dead flat surface. Once the wood stops absorbing the finish I look at each coat after it drys. Epifanes gives a very deep looking finish so when you get the look you want, stop. Be sure to use Epifanes brush thinner. For reasons I don't understand, ordinary thinners don't work. I also use Japan dry in the mix to avoid taking days between coats.
How many square ft does 5 liters cover?
My estimate for 5 liters Epifanes gloss varnish would be approximately 500sqft. That said, Epifanes can be applied thick or thin but one light coat by roller around 500sqft.
I really don't know. I did two coats on a cover that was 2 feet high, 48" X 54" inside and out with one quart can.
That would depend upon whether you were applying to bare wood, whether the wood had been sealed, whether you are on the first or fifth coat, the temperature, and your skill in applying a thick coat. And, of course, I assume your are applying more than one coat.In other words, there is no answer to your question. Too many variables.
I have an outside bar made of cedar. I need to refinish. Last time I believe I used one of your varnish products and it lasted 4 years. The area is cover but it is over water. Over the years I have applied several different products but there has been some bubbling. What would you recommend? Should I apply any primer coat since some of the early finish is still on the wood.
Bubbling of finish indicates presence of water or high humidity. Remove old varnish, then re-apply varnish. Primer not needed but be sure substrate(wood) is dry before applying.
The epifanes is a great product and it should serve your purpose but it should be reapplied annually. A scuff sanding with 220 paper is usually all the prep you need for reapplication. If your original coat is spar varnish you should be able to top coat with the Epifanes if you sand first.
I used Epithanes Wood Finish Gloss on my boat but want apply their regular high gloss varnish over the wood finish gloss. Do I need to sand the wood finish or simply apply the varnish if it's done within 72 hours of applying the wood finish gloss?
HiYou should always lightly sand the varnish when dry. Use 220 grit. All you need to do is scratch the surface for the varnish to adhere too. Make sure you get all the dust with a tack cloth CheersMike
I have never used anything but the high gloss and I always wet sand between coats. On last wet sand I used 4000. On a kitchen table after one week cure on last coat I used 3M polishing creme that is used to buff out the clear coat on cars. I used foam buffing head on slow buffer. I really had to work at it and for awhile I thought had ruined it but it came thru with a polished mirror finish. Will not do that again.On outdoor furniture I always wait longer than 72 hours & I wet sand. Don't have a boat.
WILLIAM F. HEINS
I sand between all coats of varnish. You need "tooth" between layers. There are also likely to be some imperfections that a quick sand out will remove.
I sanded my canoe before applying the gloss varnish.
I usually apply additional coats without sanding within a 24-30 hour time. anything longer, I will use 220 lightly just to dull the finish.
Since they are very different products, I would sand - at least scuff - after the wood gloss has completely dried. While not a chemist, I believe the way the 2 will bond is mechanical, not chemical.Have you looked at Epiphanes' website? They may have more info there - or maybe call Epiphanes directly?
Goes on great and levels nicely
I use nothing but Epihanes on my Hinckley.
Have tried almost everything on the market, I buy nothing but Epihanes.
East coast to Caribbean
Excellent product, made better with free shipping
I like the 2 liter Epifanes varnish kit. It's a great deal with the inclusion of 2 mixing pails/pots, strainers, brushes and latex gloves, and made even better with free shipping. With the addition of all of these things, I don't believe you can beat the price Jamestown offers! I'll be ordering again soon.
Iron River, Wisconsin
This is my second purchase of this varnish.
I refinished my front door and it came out absolutely beautiful.
I used the product on my exterior wood doors. Applying, as the instructions stated, produced a beautiful finish.
great product - bad customer service
Shipping is a problem. Larger cans have their lids secured by locking wedges but small cans (250 ml) are simply taped over. My shipment arrived with one can open and spilled all over the inside of the box. It was a nightmare to unpack and clean up the rest of the cans for use. When I complained to Jamestown, I was ignored. Not good customer service or attention to detail. Maybe their product is great but if it arrives in unusable condition, what have you gained.
Epifanes is all I use on Teak. Just had good luck with it.
Old trawler with lots of teak. Epifanes has always held up well.
This varnish has been used for centuries by boatbuilders. Its got to be good.
I've used this varnish for years on my 1959 Lyman. Not the easiest stuff to work with but lasts a long time and looks great.
Chapel Hill, NC
Hi Gloss, smooth flow.
The varnish went on smooth. Mixed well. Looks beautiful.