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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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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 45 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (39)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Excellent gloss (38)
  • Durable (26)
  • Repels water (21)
  • Color retention (18)
  • Easy clean-up (11)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Wood surfaces (37)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Classic boat owner (20), Cruiser (15), Perfectionist (10)

Reviewed by 45 customers

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5.0

I highly recommend this varnish.

By Jimkmcc

from Annapolis,MD

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Excellent gloss

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Clear High-Gloss Varnish:

      The best varnish I've used. The more coats the better it holds up.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      MY PREFERED FINISHING PRODUCT.

      By CAPTAIN LARRY

      from SAFETY HARBOR, FL

      About Me Classic boat owner, Cruiser

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Excellent gloss

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Wood surfaces

        Comments about Clear High-Gloss Varnish:

        IT'S WORTH THE EXTRA COST.

         
        5.0

        Varnishing Vintage Mahogany

        By Kaz

        from Southold NY

        About Me Classic boat owner, Trailerboater/Angler

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Abrasive conditions
          • Reinforcing and coating
          • Wood surfaces

          Comments about Clear High-Gloss Varnish:

          Easy to use

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          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.

            (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            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

              (3 of 3 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 !!!!!

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