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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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I've noticed that the Epifanes Clear wood gloss has a recoat time of 24 hours whereas the Epifanes Clear wood matte has a recoat time of 12 hours. Why is that?If I add 5% of the Epifanes accelerator to the clear wood gloss, how much will that take off of the recoat time?Thanks in advance!
Flattened products have a natural tendency to cure faster with almost all air-dry products. Gloss products need to cure slower to maintain the high gloss. It is very hard to calculate how much faster the product will cure with the accelerator, because it is dealing with air-dry products, that have a cure time that is dependent on atmospheric condition.
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Any reason this can't be used over new epoxy resin ?
This product should work fine over completely cured epoxy. Remove any amine blush and sand the epoxy as directed for other applications.
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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.
JD Tech Team
What size can is this?
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
about 2 pints
500m is about 1/2 quart
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 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
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'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
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 never use over paint,just over previously varnished wood.It worked great.
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?
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
Yes, you can paint over it. Just buff it up in between
Yes if it an exterior varnish
Best varnish there is, bar none.
Best varnish there is. Forget Fletco; forget Minwax; forget them all.
Long Island, NY
Definitely a fan of Epifanes Wood Finish Gloss Varnish
I've been using Epifanes Wood Finish Gloss Varnish for about 6 years now and have found it to be a great product in terms of appearance, use and repair. With over 30 years of sailboat ownership and 25 of those with boats with exterior teak, I've tried quite a few of the popular products with varying degrees of success. There is no doubt that teak will need to be refinished or have the existing finish repaired to varying degrees every year. The main reason I've turned to Epifanes is both the durability of the finish and when repairs are necessary (and they always are...), you can blend the repair into the existing finish with minimal effort, the 72 hour re-coat time without sanding between coats is also a HUGE plus. I haven't even mentioned how good the exterior wood work looks in a deep gloss finish. I do apply it with a good brush and thin it the recommended amount when necessary to help it flow better. In warmer weather it can get a bit thick so the thinning keeps it going on smooth and it levels out nicely. Our 1978 Bristol 27.7 has a good bit of exterior teak including a full teak toe rail, teak handrails, and the entire companionway is surrounded by and made of teak. Using Ephfanes has helped reduce the overall work I do annually so we can get out there and SAIL......all while looking great doing it.
Eric the sailor.
Good stuff but Bubble Problems
Tiny Bubbles . . . Arrrgh#$%^&@!Worked very hard to remove all dust, grease, etc. fromnew boat seats before . . . Applied with foam brush . . .tipped with same brush . . . tiny bubbles in surface rightaway . . . even after 4 coats . . . Same problem as other varnishes . . . from 10 ft the seats look fine. Really nice to skip sanding in between coats.
Very good product
I am using this on the cockpit of a racing dinghy. Bare wood (Mahogany) has 3 coats of West 105-207 and then four coats of Wood finish gloss. I will overcoat with Epifanes Wood gloss varnish. I selected wood finish gloss to avoid required sanding between coats. I'm still lightly sanding with 320 to look for imperfections and give a good contrast for the next coat but it's nice to not have to do a thorough job. I am waiting the max 72 hours between coats.
Great Product for brightwork!
I prepped and masked my brightwork. The varnish went on easily and was thick (about the consistency of Vermont maple syrup) and did not run. After 3 coats the wood looks beautiful! Hopefully, the varnish will last more than one season.
Excellent Consistent Quality Finish
Excellent product worked as stated - over teak - has rich light amber contrast and super gloss finish. Will use product in more applications as it is also easy to use - flows well, mixes well and applies consistently.
Scarsdale, New York
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.