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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

 

BRAND: Epifanes
Number Of Parts: One Part
Type: Varnishes
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Epifanes Gloss Clear Varnish
 
4.7

(based on 90 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (72)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (15)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

99%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Even paint distribution (31)
  • Easy to clean (21)
  • Lightweight (8)
  • Easy to apply (5)
  • Ergonomic grip (5)

Cons

  • Messy (3)

Best Uses

  • Large areas (33)
  • Small areas (30)
  • Detailed work (29)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid do-it-yourselfer (50), Casual do-it-yourselfer (20), Professional (10), Do-it-yourself (5), Beginner (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

When only the best will do

I hate varinishing. That is why I use Epifanes. This product will last for years outside and virtually forever indoors. Varnishing is never easy. But when you have to do it, use...Read complete review

I hate varinishing. That is why I use Epifanes. This product will last for years outside and virtually forever indoors. Varnishing is never easy. But when you have to do it, use the best product available. Surface prep remains a must and every hour you spend in preparation will save you hours during the process. I recommend at least three coats for a deep, rich shine. In fact, the doors pictured below have three coats. These doors were oiled years ago and a couple had been contaminated with silicone. This is normally disaterous, but after three coats, the fisheyes were gone, the grain filled in and the surface is nearly dead flat even though I did not use any grain sealer. The gloss is outstanding! Prepare the surface, apply one coat of thinned varnish. It does not thin well with mineral spirits. Epifanes thinner works best. Then sand between coats, work the varnish in well, tip it once and let dry. Runs can be removed with a sharp chisel or scraper. The doors pictured required about 4 ouunces per door per coat, but I know I will never need to refinish them again.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Not for coating dacron

In all fairness I'm using this product to waterproof a heat shrink dacron rowing skiff. I'm finding it runs like crazy, not matter how rhink you brush it out. But it leaves a...Read complete review

In all fairness I'm using this product to waterproof a heat shrink dacron rowing skiff. I'm finding it runs like crazy, not matter how rhink you brush it out. But it leaves a very good, hard finish when it finally dries.

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5.0

I use nothing but Epihanes on my Hinckley.

By dj

from East coast to Caribbean

About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

Comments about Epifanes Gloss Clear Varnish:

Have tried almost everything on the market, I buy nothing but Epihanes.

 
5.0

Excellent product, made better with free shipping

By How

from Iron River, Wisconsin

About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • the 2 liter varnish kit is great

Cons

  • none

Best Uses

  • great varnish for wood boat restorations

Comments about Epifanes Gloss Clear Varnish:

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.

 
5.0

This is my second purchase of this varnish.

By Don

from Leesburg, Florida

About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Even Paint Distribution

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Large Areas

    Comments about Epifanes Gloss Clear Varnish:

    I refinished my front door and it came out absolutely beautiful.

    (0 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

     
    1.0

    Disposal Method

    By Mazhien

    from Baltimore

    About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

    Comments about Epifanes Gloss Clear Varnish:

    The Safety Data Sheet for this product states the product should be disposed of with household products without giving any clue as to how one is to dispose of the extra used product. They could have done a better job in informing the consumer.

     
    5.0

    Nice Results!!!

    By Joe

    from Chicago

    About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Clean
    • Even Paint Distribution

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Large Areas
      • Small Areas

      Comments about Epifanes Gloss Clear Varnish:

      I used the product on my exterior wood doors. Applying, as the instructions stated, produced a beautiful finish.

      (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      2.0

      great product - bad customer service

      By Jim

      from Dallas

      About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Even Paint Distribution
      • Lightweight

      Cons

      • Messy

      Best Uses

      • Detailed Work

      Comments about Epifanes Gloss Clear Varnish:

      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.

       
      5.0

      Epifanes is all I use on Teak. Just had good luck with it.

      By Mike

      from Greenacres, WA

      About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about Epifanes Gloss Clear Varnish:

      Old trawler with lots of teak. Epifanes has always held up well.

       
      5.0

      MY FAVORITE

      By bob

      from San Francisco,CA

      About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Clean
      • great looking

      Cons

      • doesn't last forever

      Best Uses

        Comments about Epifanes Gloss Clear Varnish:

        This varnish has been used for centuries by boatbuilders. Its got to be good.

         
        5.0

        Great Varnish

        By Pete

        from Chapel Hill, NC

        About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Detailed Work
            • Large Areas
            • Small Areas

            Comments about Epifanes Gloss Clear Varnish:

            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.

             
            5.0

            Hi Gloss, smooth flow.

            By Franz

            from Egg Harbor Township, NJ

            About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Clean
            • Even Paint Distribution

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Epifanes Gloss Clear Varnish:

                The varnish went on smooth. Mixed well. Looks beautiful.

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