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
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.
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I have a totally sanded exterior wood door. Do I have to lightly sand between each coat if dry, or can I apply 3 to 4 coats in a 24 hour period without sanding (preferred)?
You have to start with a mixture 50/50 (at least) mineral spirits, for first coat, maybe even thinner depending on what type of wood. Let it dry completely, Sand with steel wool or scotchbrie pad . tThen go to 60/40 mix and th same . Then maybe 80/20 mix before full strength. The process takes time, but it's the best way to get your varnish to adhere.Good luck and I hope your door comes out nice,R. Hills
This product can not be over coated at this rate. The first coat should be thinned as directed, and then the product really needs to cure and be sanded between coats. This resin system is not designed for quick overcoating.
JD Tech Associate
I believe you can do what you describe. I heard that from a professional varnisher at the Port Townsend wooden boat festival.
Is this an appropriate product for a rudder and daggerboard of a sailboat? If it is, would I use it alone on the sanded wood?
This product would be fine for a daggerboard and rudder, but after use you would want to pull both of these components off. Being proactive by fixing any scratches or damaged areas that come up sooner than later will help preserve them better, and maintain better service life of the varnish. Apply the product as directed to bare sanded wood, and you will want to thin it with the appropriate thinner for the best application.
JD Tech Associate
What method do you recommend to prevent stored varnish from "gelling" due to oxidation? I have tried decanting to smaller containers to reduce the amount of air, but wonder if pouring it off just increases contact with the oxygen in the air. The varnish still turns to jello top to bottom after a few weeks. For partially full cans, I have had some luck with introducing propane from a canister into the can before quickly putting on the lid.
Dave the knave
I simply turn can over after opening. Keeps gelling from happening for awhile.
Fill can with propane.
Decanting into smaller containers will help reduce the oxygen, and the less are in the can, the longer it will last before skinning. We also sell Bloxygen, which is argon in a spray can, that is meant to displace the air in the can, and prevent oxidation--it's odd because it feels so light that you would think the whole can would float in air. Some people have had great luck with that. Personally, I have bought varnish in small units. Instead of buying a CV1000, get 2 x CV500 cans. It's more expensive for sure, but less waste, and smaller containers to manage, not to mention you aren't spending any other $ on methods to preserve it.
JD Tech Associate
Can this product be applied to outdoor furniture with commercial airless sprayer.
Harry: I never have but I'm sure it can be done, you would need a fine tip,perhaps a .007 and don't load it up, it will sag and that's hard to pullout as it sets quick. If you're trying to build this stuff and walk you'redefeating the purpose I think. After a lot of years I've finally figuredout that if I use this product EXACTLY as recommended and that's 5-6 coatsspread out over a week or more depending on the humidity, I can guaranteemy customer won't have to touch it for three to four years or maybe longerdepending on the exposure other than annual cleaning with soap and water.The only variation I make is that I do use SW Mineral Spirits R7K15 to thinit with.Jerry
I've never tried spraying epifanes. Experiment, should work ok
I can only say that I have used an HVLP sprayer with good results. Follow the thinning instructions on the can and try it on a test piece. The worst that can happen is you wasted some varnish and some clean up time. The experience will be more valuable than the time you spend wondering if it will work.
I am not sure why it would not work. Thin with TPVB500 or TPVB1000 (500 ml or 1000 ml).
JD Tech Associate
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
Easy to work with, looks great and gives a brilliant shine that protects and lasts a long time.
Cascadian Canoe Works
The real deal
a traditional varnish with proven results.
lots of choices but I'll stick with this classic.
Epiphanes is the best varnish.
Varnishing takes time. Why would you want to use anything except Epiphanes?I have been using two-part varnish in some applications, but have grown weary of the thin consistency and high cost. Epiphanes gets similar results, and is the best of the one-parts varnishes.
I use Epifames exclusively
I use Epifanes High Gloss varnish on all exterior teak and high traffic interior areas on Blue Moon, my Baba 30. Epifanes provides superior durability, and UV protection. The results are gorgeous. Blue Moon turns heads.
Coating teak brightwork.
Much better quality than the big box stores brand.
Puts a great finish on entry doors
Plane & Sarah
What spar varnish was in the good old days
With care and a foam brush application, this product provides a finish far superior and harder than any urethane "varnish". Use with the thinner for the first two coats..
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.