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EPIFANES Clear High-Gloss Varnish

This trusted varnish produces beautiful results!

Formulated with a high solids content of Chinese tung oil, combined with non-yellowing, modified alkyd resins and blended with a perfect balance of UV absorbers. It provides high build and superior gloss, flow and durability. Excellent flexibility and water resistance in all climates.

  • Recommended Usage: Exterior or interior, above water
  • Formulation: Traditional alkyd, 64% solids
  • Additives: UV inhibitors
  • Application Methods: Brush, roll or spray
  • Drying Time: Tack free: 4 hrs.; overcoat: 24 hrs. @ 65°F 65%RH
  • Number of Coats Recommended: Bare wood: 7 or 8 coats
  • Color: Clear amber
  • Finish: Gloss
  • Coverage: 150 to 300 sq.ft/liter
  • Thinner: Brush: Model 103731
Customer Reviews
Product Models
Description WM Model # MFG Part # Availability Price Quantity  
Clear High-Gloss Varnish, 1000ml (1.06qt) 351023 CV.1000
In stock online.

$44.99

Clear High-Gloss Varnish, 500ml (0.53qt) 351015 CV.500
In stock online.

$29.99

Product Description

This trusted varnish produces beautiful results!

Formulated with a high solids content of Chinese tung oil, combined with non-yellowing, modified alkyd resins and blended with a perfect balance of UV absorbers. It provides high build and superior gloss, flow and durability. Excellent flexibility and water resistance in all climates.

  • Recommended Usage: Exterior or interior, above water
  • Formulation: Traditional alkyd, 64% solids
  • Additives: UV inhibitors
  • Application Methods: Brush, roll or spray
  • Drying Time: Tack free: 4 hrs.; overcoat: 24 hrs. @ 65°F 65%RH
  • Number of Coats Recommended: Bare wood: 7 or 8 coats
  • Color: Clear amber
  • Finish: Gloss
  • Coverage: 150 to 300 sq.ft/liter
  • Thinner: Brush: Model 103731

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4.9

(based on 8 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Excellent gloss (6)
  • Durable (3)
  • Repels water (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Wood surfaces (6)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Classic boat owner (3)

    Reviewed by 8 customers

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    5.0

    ain't none better

    By crabby

    from below the canal , delaware

    About Me Tradesmen, Trailerboater/Angler

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Excellent gloss
    • Last No Chip Nor Peel

    Cons

    • None Comes To Mind

    Best Uses

    • Wood surfaces

    just pick up a quart can of this brand an a can of the others band.. this stuff is by far heavier.. heavier means more solids .. more of what makes varnish ,, varnish.. also do a shake test .. the others are like water..

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great product

    By Ron

    from Port Norris NJ

    About Me Classic boat owner, Cruiser, Liveaboard, Perfectionist

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Excellent gloss

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Wood surfaces

      Comments about Clear High Gloss Varnish:

      I've been using Epiphanes For over 30 years. Never had a complaint.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Epifanes varnish is tops!

      By Shandman

      from Big Canoe, GA

      About Me Perfectionist

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy clean-up
      • Excellent gloss

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Wood surfaces

        Comments about Clear High Gloss Varnish:

        Great stuff! First time user, and I will always use Epifanes in the future for my bright work.

        Service and delivery comments:

        Great stuff!

        (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Epifanes High Gloss Varnish

        By Borden

        from Trophy Club, TX

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Excellent gloss
        • Repels water
        • Uv Protection

        Cons

        • Expensive

        Best Uses

        • Wood surfaces

        Comments about Clear High Gloss Varnish:

        I chose this product looking for durability and UV protection for a 60 inch round wooden table to be used outdoors with no overhead protection in Texas weather. The first quart went on very nicely. The second quart developed tiny bubbles shortly after I applied it, which was very frustrating. I sanded down the bubbles and used the Epifanes Wood Matte Varnish for the last 2 coats. It was much more forgiving and did not develop bubbles. I am hoping this finish will hold up for a long time. I began the project by stripping a thin coat of lacquer and applying a clear penetrating epoxy sealer.

        (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Fantastic

        By Dawn the sailor

        from Cedaredge

        About Me Classic boat owner

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Color retention
        • Durable
        • Excellent gloss
        • Repels water

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Wood surfaces

          Comments about Clear High Gloss Varnish:

          I used Epifanes on the wood trim on all my boats and on the deck of my classic cabin cruiser. Now I'm also using it on some of the natural wood trim on the house. It outlasts all other types of varnish and looks fabulous. No yellowing, cracking, peeling.

          (18 of 18 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          The Good Stuff

          By boat widow

          from Annapolis, MD

          About Me Classic boat owner

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Clear High Gloss Varnish:

                The best varnish.... and we use a lot on our wooden sailboat. One can goes a long way... Recommended by our expert marine carpenter friend....

                (19 of 19 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Good product

                By Bill

                from Herford, NC

                About Me Cruiser

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy clean-up
                • Excellent gloss
                • Repels water

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Wood surfaces

                  Comments about Clear High Gloss Varnish:

                  Epifanes is the best varnish I have used. It has great application when thinned according to the instructions and the shine is great

                  (25 of 25 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  One of the best varnishes ...

                  By Mike

                  from Rothesay, Scotland

                  One of the best varnishes on the market for quality,hard wearing and giving a finish which will bring many a compliment and questions on what product you have used.

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