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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
Product Models
Description WM Model # MFG Part # Availability Price Quantity  
Clear High-Gloss Varnish, 1000ml (1.06qt) 351023 CV.1000
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$44.99

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Clear High-Gloss Varnish, 500ml (0.53qt) 351015 CV.500
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$29.99

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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

Specs

REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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EpifanesClear High-Gloss Varnish
 
4.9

(based on 42 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (36)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Excellent gloss (35)
  • Durable (24)
  • Repels water (20)
  • Color retention (17)
  • Easy clean-up (10)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Wood surfaces (35)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Classic boat owner (18), Cruiser (14), Perfectionist (10)

Reviewed by 42 customers

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5.0

Nice, smooth, durable finish,

By 300SEA

from Milwaukee, WI

About Me Classic boat owner, Perfectionist

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Durable
  • Excellent gloss
  • Nice build up

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Wood surfaces

    Comments about Clear High-Gloss Varnish:

    Apply with 5 or more coats. Thin enough yet even without creating a run are best. A run does not cure very well and will load up your abrasive. Try a smaller piece before tackling a large project to perfect your technique. Very pleased after 5 seasons. Some have been outside all year long and look great. The only parts that did not weather as well had only 3 coats. My fault.

     
    4.0

    Best varnish I have used

    By Tom

    from Madeira Beach Fl.

    About Me Classic boat owner

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Antifouling properties
    • Color retention
    • Durable
    • Excellent gloss
    • Repels water

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Wood surfaces

      Comments about Clear High-Gloss Varnish:

      Use on teak rails. Nice clear shine

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Polished finish look

      By Northerner

      from Ft. Pierce, Fl. and East Hampton, NY

      About Me Cruiser

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Excellent gloss
      • Repels water

      Cons

      • Strong chemical smell

      Best Uses

      • Wood surfaces

      Comments about Clear High-Gloss Varnish:

      Easy to spread with foam brushes. Yields a high gloss finish.

      Requires repeated coating and light sanding between coats. 24 hours cure between coats recommended. Does not seem to dry hard after 24, hours so sanding is better after a longer cure time. This all takes a great deal of patience! Since up to seven coats may be required throw way foam brushes will save on clean up effort.

       
      5.0

      Excellent Finish

      By PaulC

      from Baltimore, MD

      About Me Cruiser

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy to apply with foam brush
      • Excellent gloss
      • Repels water

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Wood surfaces

        Comments about Clear High-Gloss Varnish:

        I read that a foam brush is the best tool for applying Epiphanes. They were right. Excellent results!

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Good, but wish it was better

        By jdg9675

        from Houston

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Looks good

        Cons

        • Wish it was easier to work with

        Best Uses

        • Wood surfaces

        Comments about Clear High-Gloss Varnish:

        Used on mahogany on boat. I found it mediocre to work with and took a long time to dry (worked in about 75 degree F). It sure would be nice if it could be recoated in a short window of time.

         
        4.0

        would use again based on application

        By Novi

        from Spokane WA

        About Me Cruiser

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Color retention

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Wood surfaces

          Comments about Clear High-Gloss Varnish:

          I am a bit lazy and am not using a brush to apply, and don't require a super high gloss for my tiller handle, as such I am applying this with a blue shop rag and the application has been easy and painless so far. working on the 4th coat currently and am getting a nice build and not seeing any bubbles or runs using this application technique.

           
          5.0

          Wow!!it was great!

          By Jj

          from Indianapolis

          About Me Classic boat owner

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Easy clean-up
          • Excellent gloss

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Wood surfaces

            Comments about Clear High-Gloss Varnish:

            I used it to protect a wood decorative piece of art on my boathouse. Awesome !!!!!

             
            5.0

            Very satisfied with this product.

            By Lisa "E"

            from Branford, CT

            About Me Classic boat owner

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Color retention
            • Easy clean-up
            • Excellent gloss
            • Repels water

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Wood surfaces

              Comments about Clear High-Gloss Varnish:

              Very easy to use. No mixing. Went on very well with little to no dripping

               
              5.0

              The Best of the Best, It does not get any better

              By none

              from Boston area

              About Me Classic boat owner

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Excellent gloss

              Cons

              • Be sure to put the lid back on tight!

              Best Uses

              • Wood surfaces

              Comments about Clear High-Gloss Varnish:

              Love Epifanes!

              (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              My Union 36 expects the best!

              By End Tie Tony

              from Thousand Oaks, CA

              About Me Classic boat owner

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Color retention
              • Durable
              • Easy clean-up
              • Excellent gloss
              • Repels water

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Wood surfaces

                Comments about Clear High-Gloss Varnish:

                Over the last 20+ years I've tried every product out there and nothing beats Epifanes!

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