Epifanes Gloss Clear Varnish
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  • Epifanes Gloss Clear Varnish
  • Epifanes Gloss Clear Varnish

Epifanes Gloss Clear Varnish

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!

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Technical Specifications

  • Container Size: 250 ml., 500 ml.,1000 ml., 5000 ml.
  • Color:Clear Amber
  • Gloss: Ultra High Gloss
  • Density: 0.92 kg./liter
  • Solids Content : 55 +/- 2 vol. %
  • Drying times at 65F / 65% RH: Tack free - 3 hours / Tape free - 24 hours Dry - 12 hours / Recoatable - 24 hours
  • 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 cups
  • 2 strainers
  • 2 stir sticks



Be sure to read all safety information on the label and in the SDS (safety data sheet) before using this product. Keep out of reach of children. Keep away from heat, sparks, open flames, and hot surfaces. No smoking. Do not breathe dust, fumes, gas, mist, vapors, or spray. Use only outdoors or in a well-ventilated area. Wear protective gloves, protective clothing, eye protection, face protection, and a proper respirator.
BRAND: Epifanes
Number Of Parts: One Part
Type: Varnishes
4.8 112

Fantastic for exterior walnut door


I wanted a true oil based varnish for a walnut door that I am hand making and this product has worked extremely well. I followed their directions on the recommended thinking and sanding With terrific results that do a magnificent job highlighting the natural beauty of the wood.


State College PA

Premium product !


I'm using this for an exterior wood door - cut 50% for good penetration, still building good coat thickness Best varnish I ever used - 40 yrs in woodwork


New Jersey


Rate this product...


I haven't had time to prepare the wood much less use this product. The survey request came out right away.. along with some ADVERTISING on my computer at a totally unrelated site. I don't like advertising. If I like a product or company: I'll buy again, should I need that product or service again. If not - I won't be back. 3 stars is "middle ground" since this is a REQUIRED response. I have no idea how many "stars" it should get until AFTER I use the product and it's been in the weather a few seasons. ALSO - I OBJECT to any company outside my state collecting sales tax for my state... there are too many different tax rates (by county) to get it right -- UNLESS that company has a physical presence in my state (Taxifornia) - DON'T CHARGE ME SALES TAX!!

I haven't had one since I was in combat.

Middle Earth - Taxifornia

The best that exists


Tricky to work with but after you figure it out your results will surpass expectations. Three coats for best results.


Martha's Vineyard


Great Varnish - both Gloss Clear and Matte Finish


I used the Gloss Clear as the base finish for my mahogany back door. I applied 6 coats to the new door after it was stained. I finished with the Matt varnish to get a satin finish on the door. Door came out amazing. That was 2 years ago. The door gets full afternoon Houston, TX sun & humidity and still looks great! At the very bottom of the door there was an area that was showing a small amount of cracking in the finish so I just finished re-doing that area of the door with a couple coats of the gloss clear varnish and treated the entire door with a new coat of the matte varnish.The gloss clear varnish does have some color in it that darkens the wood a bit. The matte varnish has just a slight amount of color, so neither product is truly "clear".


Kingwood TX


This is a great product!


I applied the Epifanes Gloss Clear Varnish to a porch aka yard swing I made in 2014 which has several coats of varnish applied over the years. I scraped areas that had cracked badly due to the elements and applied one coat of the Epifanes Clear Varnish using a foam brush.The swing is back in the yard ready for service again.


Wadesboro, NC


Re-doing teak tables for hotel.


The project was to strip and refinish teak slat top tables and chair arms for a local hotel's patioarea and pool courtyard.After sanding, I applied Zar oil based stain (teak) to the surfaces I could get at. Then, using a turbine HVLP, I applied the varnish. I thinned it with Naptha (sp?) about 30 to 40 %.I was astounded at the quality of the finish. Smooth as silk. 3 coats.

"furniture tech."

Fargo, ND


I would buy this again


I used it for an interior application on cherry wood. Then I top coated it with the Epifanes rubbed effect varnish which was much more difficult to use. In the past, I have used Interlux matte varnish with excellent results.


Saunderstown, RI


Great product and great package price. Thank you


Cant find a better price for this anywhere. Hands down a great varnish.


Long Island NY




Used the clear, gloss varnish on two garage doors. The varnish was easy to apply and left the doors looking like mirrors. Though the doors are exposed to direct rain and sun, I feel certain the excellent varnish coverage will protect the doors for an indeterminable time. Also, applied the varnish to a mahogany entry door with the same satisfactory results.


Woodbridge, Va


Epifanes Gloss Clear Varnish



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