Epifanes Wood Finish Gloss varnish works especially well on Teak wood. No sanding between coats is required. This is the perfect alternative to traditional varnish as it eliminates all that sanding and repetitive care.
Phenolic based resins, tung oil, and UV inhibitors build quickly for a high gloss finish with long lasting beauty on teak and other fine hard woods. Formulated for extraordinary protection, even in tropical climates, Epifanes Wood Finish Gloss is also recommended as a sealer and filler for wood.
Recommended Film Thickness: Per coat wet - 50 micron / Per coat dry - 30 micron
Application: Brush, roller, conventional air spray, H.V.L.P.
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 Wood Finish Gloss is compatible with most other types of one-component alkyd or urethane based varnishes and over two-component varnishes.
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If it's tack free, can I re-coat? The temperature in my shop is 85 to 90 degrees and I need to build layers as fast as possible. If it can be recoated after it's tack-free, is there a limit as to how many re-coats I can apply within a given time-frame? I don't have the can in front of my right now so I can't read the instructions. Thanks,
Can this product be used for a commercial restaurant bar top? Thank you.
Yes, or take a look at our Totalboat Table Top Epoxy
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I am building a stitch and glue kayak.Is there a tint I can use in the first couple coats of varnish to give a red mahogany color?Thanks,Ed
You could use a Red Mahogany filler stain on the wood prior to starting then begin varnishing.
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What size can is this?
500m is about 1/2 quart
about 2 pints
I can't say food sure, but I have a couple of quarts on hand and I believe you are looking at a quart. Ask the company to be sure
My boat is in GA and present weather conditions are full sun and upper 80s - mid 90's does this temperature negatively effect application and drying times? Would it be better to wait until the evening and upper 70's weather, but some concern with dampness then..What's your experience in application in high temperature. Thank you.
I actually used in on a poker table I built.Just my opinion, but I don't think you want to apply it with temp above 90.Sorry I can't be more helpful.
I have a wooden sign that I painted with arcrylic water-based paint. The sign is to hang outside on a beach house. Can I apply this product (Epifanes Wood Finish Gloss Varnish) over the arcrylic paint. If so, do I still dilute it with mineral spirits per the instructions, or will that damage the paint?
I never use over paint,just over previously varnished wood.It worked great.
I never used the varnish on top of paint. It might be worth a try_ if each coat sticks to the prior coat, then it should probably stick to the paint. I wouldn't bother thinning the first coat since the paint has already sealed the pores.
I've never used the varnish over paint but if it sticks to itself on multi coats, i would think it would adhere to the paint although its probably a good idea to scuff the paint lightly just like you would do with additional coats of varnish. The mineral spirits shouldn't affect the paint but it might be a good idea to try a sample. If the entire sign is painted (no bare wood) there is no need to thin it on the first coat
Yes,in my opinion, you can apply this product over acrylic and dilution of the varnish will not have any affect on the application except to thin the protective layer.In situations like this it is always best to create a small sample for assurance. Good luck, Keith.
I used Epifanes on a wooden boat that had several coats of varnish after sanding. I applied five coats sanding between each coat and a final polish. Epifanes didn't react with the original finish. I also applied it to fiberglass and epoxy on a wood strip canoe. No problems.Phil
can you apply apifanes varnish over water base stain?
Hi Michele - I am no professional but I would think you certainly could if the stain has had time to thoroughly dry/cure. I applied it over multiple coats of barrier coats of epoxy and had no problem. FYI: If your surface has any residual dust/dirt you may end up with what looks like air bubbles in your finish ---- not sure if the chemistry of the stain would cause a similar annoyance. Don't think I helped you out at all, but that's my .02 cents. LOL
I'm not sure if they are compatible. I would assume, that as long as the stain is fully dry and cured, there would be no problem.
Can you use another brand of varnish over epifanes?
Yes if it an exterior varnish
Yes, you can paint over it. Just buff it up in between
I just looked at the can and its Epifanes High gloss. Clear varnish with extra UV filter. I'm assuming the answer is the same? Thank you for your help. Karen
I have sanded and used acetone to fix a botched resin job Can I use this instead of a two part system to seal in the flaws in the old resin job?
Varnish has no structural properties the way catalyzed resin does so it depends on what you are trying to do, and how fussy you are about having everything match from an appearance standpoint.In my opinion it will be almost impossible to have things match up and look like professional quality work unless you strip to bare wood. If you do that, the Epifanes WFG will do a great job.
Personally I am no expert on wood finishes, you say you removed a botched two part finish, if you know what type of two part finish was used I would suggest using the same finish for the repair as a two part epoxy or whatever was used is a completely different type of finish, and if the old finish was taken down to the wood if it is made of wood you need to apply a sealer coat of epoxy and let soak in then apply a second coat usually with fiberglass, kevlar, carbon fiber or some such strengthening cloth and left to dry, sanded with very fine paper, then you apply a thinned coat of epifanes to protect the epoxy from the sun, and personally you just can't beat epifanes if applied properly. Hope this was helpfull and did not get to you too late! Good Luck!
I would call Epifanes directly. I have done so in the past and they have been very helpful. With no experience with varnish over resin, I am reluctant to guess at an answer.
I really can't give you much information in that I actually used the product for knife handles....
would this varnish be good for treated wood decking?
I don't see why this would not work.I have installed Epifanes over Stained & Natural wood with excellent result. Treated wood is just another chemical product introduced into natural wood just like Stain is.
Too slippery when wet in my opinion. There's nothing like bare teak for a good non skid surface.
Wow! Expensive for sure! This product is actually intended to be built up...layering one coat after another. If you check out fine woodworking reviews of exterior finishes, you'll see they used 7 coats. I use it on teak furniture but I think it would be very difficult and expensive to use in a deck.
No, great product. But not for decking.
Epifanes Varnish products
I started varnishing a 23' Pearson Ensign and a Chesapeak Lightcraft kayak with Interlux brand varnishes. I was very discouraged by the brush strokes remaining in the dryed finish and the dull/dry spots left due to the wet edge being very quick setting. I switched to Bristol Finish two part system and was thoroughly disgusted by gummy material applied. It couldn't be sanded and would not apply evenly. I then switched to Epifanes. I sanded all of above down, applied 3 coats of Wood Gloss finish followed by 1 coat of Gloss Varnish. -Every- coat went on smooth and easy with results looking better at each coat. Light sanding before applying the last coat of varnish. Done deal.I will no longer use any other product line except Epifanes.
CEDAR HILL, TX
No Sanding Hurry!!!!
With no sanding and using foam brushes you can get a lot done in a short time.
I definitely recommend this product!
I used Epifanes paint and varnish on my nearly complete sailboat,COQUINA, that I've built over the last several years ....I decided to use the best finishes available after spending years working on my boat!
SPRING LAKE PARK, MN
Fine product but mind your recoat times
Can there exist a more satisfying finish than well-varnished teak? I think not! This alternative to tradtional varnishes (which require sanding between each coat, unlike this product which does not) puts on a beautiful glossy finish and is pretty straightforward in use. Sand before initial coat and thin to specifications with their thinner but BE CERTAIN to heed their instructions regarding the maximum 72 hour window for recoating or you'll end up with a milky coat that must be sanded down and you'll lose the time you saved. With that caveat aside the product seems terrific.
LOS ANGELES, CA
wood finish gloss varnish on cedar
I bought this primarily because of the no sanding between coats. This was of interest to me because I needed something to put on Adirondack chairs that were obviously going to be outside. I had previously used the clear high gloss varnish but the sanding between coats was a real chore because of all the slats that go to make up a chair. The wood finish went on very and looked good after only 3 coats although I put on 5 coats for extra protection. Interesting enough was the fact that the directions on the can said that for maximum protection topcoat with several coats of the clear high gloss varnish.
Great for build coats
Great product for build coats. Too thick from can, must add thinner. If applying in the tropics use 333 as the thinner and it won't dry too quickly, leaves a very smooth finish when applied with a quality badger bristle brush. I usually seal the teak first with a few coats of Smith's CPES, then use this for the build coats so I don't need to sand between layers, then do two top coats of Epifanes Clear, sanding between. You get a mirror finish when done.
Excellent finish and durability.
Selected this based on a Practical Sailor review. Was not disappointed. Preparation is key, mixing with thinner in reasonable ratios (not necessarily exact) works really well. Used on trim and large flat areas. With just 4 coats or more, looked great all season, even through blazing sunshine. Changed the way my boat looks.
I use Epifanes for finishing guitars
I apply thinned preliminary coats as advised on the can, wet sanding between coats using 320 grit with mineral spirits lubricant. Sometimes the finish is slow to dry on the edge of ebony fingerboards and painting a little Japan dryer on the wood or first coat of finish there with a Q-tip solves this problem. If the final coat is thinned, it is easier to rub out. Incredibly durable and the instruments sound great.
I use this product on numerous tropical hardwoods, usually after having applied tung oil (and let dry completely) and it gives an excellent finish. Gives a depth and warmth to the wood with excellent clarity and a nice feel to the touch. Quite thick requiring dilution, which means that there is a lot of solids unlike the domestic products, and a good deal of coverage.
The Cane Maker
Have used for many years and will again
I have been using this product ever since I bought my boat. I use on all the exterior teak on my boat and follow up 6 or 8 coats with a finish coat of Epifanes clear varnish. This gives a beautiful gloss finish. I start with a first coat thinned with 10 to 20% penetrol and thinner.