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!

$17.32 / ea
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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
4.8 128

Over 100 years of consistent quality


I was told that varnish would never hold up on a porch floor in New Jersey weather then I found Epifanes paints and varnishes. I followed their recommendations for application and gave it a try. That was 6 years ago and it just took a little light sanding and a fresh coat to bring it back to looking great. Definitely worth the price and time.


New Providence, New Jersey


I would use again


Used it to finish oak threshold ( house, not boat). With badger hair brush and 4 coats total looks good no brush strokes .Dont know how it compares to other marine varnish


Newport Beach, ca

Went on very nice


I stained red oak boards for the bed of my 1958 chevy pickup then varnished with Epifanes. It went on very smooth and I waited 24 hours to sand in between each coat, there is 24 sq ft of wood so I was able to get 5 coats out of 1 qt. I used the Epifanes thinner to thin the first 3 coats. I used a Badger brush and for a change didn't have one hair left in the varnish.


Canton, Ohio


Hard to beat


Stripped & refinished all exterior teak -10 coats. A lot of work as they say but the Epiphanes is easy to work with. It's the only varnish used on high end boats & Hinckleys locally


Hilton Head


Good substitute for pure tung


Our old house has heart pine floors. I finished them decades ago with pure tung oil. The floors can use touch-up on scratches but pure tung has been hard to find. Epiphanes seems to be a good option, thinned to prevent it hardening in the can so it can be used a bit at a time. I transferred the thinned mixture to a metal can with screw cap (like synth gas chain saw mix comes in). Because Epiphanes hardens so sturdily I coated the inside of the cap and can's spout with Vaseline to make the cap easier to unscrew.




The best varnish ever!


As a kid, I learned how to varnish from my father who was a wooden boat nut. I can not think of a summer day that he didn't have a brush in his hand.Now 50 years later (ouch) I am working on my own boat projects and put my childhood skills to use. Not until I found this amazing varnish was I able to get the perfect results I seek. I use an epoxy roller on the bigger surfaces and follow that with a lightly held brush to break up and bubbles left by the roller. The marks settle out to a perfectly smooth surface as if it was sprayed. Not only are the results better than any varnish I have used, but this varnish if fun to use, it is so silky smooth.


Wayzata, MN


I have used this product multiple times.


I've used this on a front door, a swing and an outdoor table. It is, in my opinion, the best marine varnish available.


Austin, TX


Gold standard -tough to beat


Very easy to use, flows well. A small amount of Interlux 333 in the final coats makes it even smoother. All the local pros around here use


Hilton Head SC


excellent varnish


I have been using this varnish for over thirty years for a reason. It does a very good job

Don' t have one

Orrington Maine

I would buy this product again.


Makes a good looking job!


Mathews county, Virginia


Epifanes Gloss Clear Varnish



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