Wood provides a natural beauty. A well applied varnish or oil system will enhance this natural beauty and also protect the wood against atmospheric conditions.

 

Wood and wood constructions are flexible by nature. If the wood contains more moisture, the flexibility will increase. Hard two-component paint and varnishes (i.e. Poly-urethane) provide insufficient elasticity to adjust to the movement of the wood.
On wooden surfaces these hard paints and varnishes will eventually form cracks and are therefore, not recommended. Two-component systems are more suited on marine plywood that is dimensionally stable. Traditional one-component paint/varnish systems are more elastic and may therefore be applied on both flexible and non-flexible wood and wood constructions.
Varnishing teak and other oily resinous tropical wood is more complicated.

In general, areas subjected to heavy traffic or wear and tear (i.e. decks and the edges of hatches) require more repair and maintenance. On these areas two-component systems offer greater scratch resistance, but do wear. Repair and maintenance of these two-component systems is more difficult than traditional one-component systems.

 

To get a better insight in the main characteristics of the various Epifanes clear finishes, refer to the varnish overview below.


Varnish Name
Type
UV Resistance
Gloss Level
Hardness
Flexibility
Notes
Sizes
Epifanes Gloss VarnishEpifanes Clear Varnish1-compA classic extremely high gloss, clear yacht varnish.
Contains extra UV filter for maximum UV protection.
Suited for all wood types.
250ml
500ml
1000ml
5000ml

Epifanes Wood Finish Varnish

Epifanes Wood Finish Gloss Varnish
1-compA clear, high gloss varnish-like breathing finish.
Especially for use on teak, iroco and oak. Contains UV filter.
500ml
1000ml

Epifanes Wood Finish Varnish

Epifanes Wood Finish Matte Varnish1-compA rich satin exterior finish for use over buildup of Woodfinish Gloss or Clear Varnish. Contains UV filter.
1000ml

Epifanes Rapid Clear

Epifanes Rapidclear1-compA UV resistant semi-gloss wood finish.
Quick drying, limited film building.
Excellent adhesion to teak and other oily woods.
750ml

Epifanes Rapid Coat

Epifanes Rapidcoat1-compTeak tinted version of Rapidclear. Camouflages colour differences in wood. Quick drying, limited film building.
Excellent adhesion to teak and other oily woods.
750ml

Epifanes Rubbed Effect Varnish

Epifanes Rubbed Effect
Varnish
1-compA quick drying, clear interior satin finish.
Gives superior protection against alcohol and other
aggressive household chemicals.
500ml
1000ml
5000ml

Epifanes Poly Urethane Varnish

Epifanes Poly-urethane
Clear Gloss Varnish
2-compA high gloss, two-component scratch resistant varnish. Contains UV filters. Maximum outdoor durability. Suitable for plywood and other dimensionally stable wood constructions.750gr

Epifanes Poly Urethane Satin Varnish

Epifanes Poly-urethane
Clear Satin Varnish
2-compA hard scratch resistant two-component, satin varnish.
Superior protection against alcohol and other aggressive household chemicals.
750gr

Epifanes PP Extra Varnish

Epifanes PP Varnish Extra
2-compA professional, quick drying (2-3 hr.), high gloss buildup varnish.
Scratch resistant with perfect bonding to teak. Combines flexibility and hardness in one product. Contains UV filter.
2000ml