PREPERATION IS THE KEY TO GOOD PAINT AND VARNISH WORK.
SINCE 1902, EPIFANES HAVE BEEN SETTING THE HIGHEST STANDARDS FOR PAINT QUALITY IN BEAUTY, PRESERVATION AND PERFORMANCE.
Areas Of Painting
PAINT & VARNISH WOOD ABOVE THE WATERLINE
PREPARATION OF WOOD ABOVE THE WATERLINE
Solid wood and overlapping / lapstrake constructions in wood are flexible by nature. A one-component paint system provides sufficient flexibility to allow for the expansion and contraction of solid wood. Two component paint systems, i.e. epoxy paints and poly-urethane topcoats, should be applied on dimensionally stable woods like plywood and laminates. Because of their hardness and inflexibility, two-component systems are less...
Wood Finish Gloss, is the ultimate varnish alternative without sanding. It is based on phenolic-modified resins and tung oil with microscopic porosity properties. Specifically formulated for oily woods like teak and iroco, Wood Finish Gloss has an ultra high gloss finish which is identical in appearance to Epifanes High Gloss Clear Varnish. Its color is clear amber. One of its outstanding characteristics is its abilityto build up coats quickly without sanding. No sanding is required if re-coating within 72 hours. Wood Finish Gloss has excellent flow, gloss and durability and offers great...
PREPARATION OF FIBERGLASS ABOVE THE WATERLINE
Start by cleaning the fiberglass surface with warm soapy water in order to remove all water-soluble dirt. After drying, degrease with Epifanes Fiberglass Prep Cleaner to remove all wax residues.
Fill small irregularities above the waterline with Epifanes Fiberglass Filler. Larger repairs can be filled with Epifanes Epoxy Filler.
PREPARATION OF STEEL ABOVE THE WATERLINE
Make sure the steel surface is dry and remove all dirt, wax and other contamination.
Rust removal and sanding
The steel surface must be cleaned of rust and mill scale, preferably by sandblasting to SA 2.5. If sandblasting is not possible, sand the entire surface manually or by machine using 60-80 dry abrasive paper. .