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
4.7 117

For professionals only


I am refinishing a 17 foot wood core kayak with 3 additional coats of varnish , this varnish does not brush on easily and the brush strokes will not level out, added 10-12 percent thinner and still had brush strokes. Bought Interlux Schooner varnish and fell in love, easy to brush on, no thinner needed, brush strokes completely disappear, dries to touch in a couple hours, only drawback is it needs to be applied as thinly as possible to prevent sagging and runs.


Thomasville NC


I have used this product before and had outstanding results.


I used the product to seal a new pair of snowshoes that I built this winter for my wife. The product is waterproof, UV protected, extremely durable and remains flexible in all conditions and temperatures. I have a chair to build for outdoor use and I plan on protecting the wood with a coat of the varnish. The product is rather pricey but worth it in performance and looks.


St. Charles,MN


I would not buy this product for furniture


Seven Coats!!!!! Yes this is not a spelling mistake. It took me 3 days to put one coat on half of my teak furniture. After the first three coats your are supposed to sand. If the virus wasn't happening right now there is no way I would have the time to follow the directions on the can. For the rest of my furniture I bought the Lust product which does not require sanding. It should arrive today.

The Sanding Man

Auburn, AL


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


Not sure about the toughness of this product


Applied last coat 6 days ago and it's still very soft, scuffable. I'm a little worried at this point. The gloss finish is gorgeous however. I'm hoping the surface hardens soon.

Dwayne Brown

Danville ky


Epifanes Gloss Clear Varnish



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