Known around the world, Epifanes Clear Varnish Gloss, is considered the ultimate in a high gloss finish. This traditional marine varnish is based on tung oil, phenolic-modified alkyd resins and maximum U.V. absorbers. It has outstanding protection for all marine and household woods and can be applied to interior and exterior woods above the waterline. It offers superior flow and durability. In addition Epifanes Clear Varnish has excellent flexibility and water resistance in all climate conditions. Even in tropical climates! Available in 1000ml (1 quart) can 6 quarts in a case.
DRYING TIMES (65°F / 65% RH)
•Tack Free - 3 hours
•Dry - 12 hours
•Tape Free - 24 hours
•Recoatable - 24 hours.
Brush, roller, conventional air spray, HVLP, and airless.
Conventional Air: Conventional air: Thin as needed up to 20% with Epifanes Spray Thinner for Paint & Varnish. Spray viscosity 18 - 22 seconds Din Cup 4, 14 - 18 seconds Ford Cup 4. Nozzle 1.5 mm. - 1.8 mm. Pressure 2 - 3 Bar.
Bare wood must be clean, dry and free of grease etc. Degrease with Epifanes Spray Thinner For Paint & Varnish or denatured alcohol. Wiping down with mineral or white spirits, may leave an oily residue. Do not use water. Sand the bare wood to a fresh surface with 60 - 80 grit dry abrasive paper with the grain of the wood. A block may be used to assist in fairing the surface. Finish sand with 100 - 120 grit dry abrasive paper. If desired, stain the wood at this time with a good quality oil or water based stain. Do not color the varnish itself as this will create a muddy appearance. Brush application with a good quality, clean, natural bristle brush will give good results. Try an Epifanes brush for the ultimate varnishing experience. Foam brushes are convenient on smaller projects however, are not suitable for larger jobs. "Roll and tip" is a great method for large flat areas. 3" foam roller followed by a bristle brush is the best combination.
Temperature should be between 50°F. and 85°F. during application. Air humidity below 85%. Avoid varnishing in too much wind or sun. A rapid loss of solvents will occur under these conditions and will decrease the flowing ability. Add thinner up to the specified percentage to compensate for the faster release of solvents. Epifanes Clear Gloss Varnish is compatible with most other types of one-component alkyd or urethane based varnishes and over two-component varnishes. Any existing finish must be intact, degreased and sanded prior to recoating.