A high-performance clear varnish supplied in two-pack form, suitable for INTERIOR use on new and bare parquet and timber floors, door panels and general woodwork. Recommended as a clear furniture finish for use by furniture manufacturers and in the home. Do not use for overcoating previously single pack varnished surfaces unless all varnish coatings have been removed.
Characteristics: Manufactured from high-quality epoxy resin medium in a two-pack form with a polyamide curing agent.
Advantages: Hard-wearing, high gloss clear finish. Maintains the natural beauty of the timber. Excellent chemical and abrasion resistance. Good flexibility.
Finish: High gloss (can also be supplied in an eggshell finish. However, when coating floors the high gloss is recommended due to its superior abrasion resistance).
Application: Apply by brush or spray. For spray, application masks should be worn.
Thinning & Mixing: Supplied in two-pack form, the two components should be mixed together thoroughly and allowed to stand for 15-20 minutes before application. To ease brushing and particularly for first coat work on porous timber, thin with Crown Two-Pack Epoxy Thinners. For spray application thin to spraying viscosity. Due to the limited pot life of the mixed material, care should be taken to avoid mixing more material than can be used within the working day. Where less than 4 litres of material is required, the base and catalyst should be mixed strictly in accordance with the mixing ratios mentioned on the container.
Drying Times: Surface dry in 2 hours, re-coatable in 14 hours. Attains maximum hardness about 7 days after application.
Spreading capacity: 11 – 12 m2/l when applied to smooth surfaces.
Colour range: Clear.
Chemical resistance: Resistant to chemicals and solvents.
Equipment Cleaner: Crown Two-Pack Epoxy Thinners.
Pack Sizes: 4 litres (combined base and catalyst).
Availability: From Crown Depots in Nairobi, Mombasa, Kisumu and through selected Crown Stockists.
New and Bare woodwork: Prepare surface (refer Data sheet SP 2). Apply 3 to 4 coats of Crown Two-pack Epoxy clear varnish. The 1st coat must be thinned up to 20% to ease brushing and to allow good penetration of the timber. Subsequent coats can be thinned as necessary. (Refer Notes below).
Previously Varnished: Remove all previous coatings using Crown Paint and Varnish Remover. On previously varnished floors the use of mechanical sanding equipment is recommended. Apply 3 or 4 coats Crown Two-Pack Epoxy Varnish.
1. Ensure the woodwork is completely dry as moisture will react with the varnish and produce a milky appearance. Crown epoxy varnish should not be applied to floors if there is a danger of rising damp (especially in old buildings which have no damp-proof course) as this may cause the timber floor tiles to lift.
2. When coating new and sanded parquet wood block floors, ensure that all surface dust and contamination is completely removed prior to coating. It is recommended that dust from the floor surface and between the timber joints should be removed a few minutes before coating using a brush and then a cloth dipped in the epoxy thinners.
3. To obtain a smooth finish, each coat must be rubbed down with fine sandpaper, preferably using fine waterproof abrasive paper. Wipe clean before overcoating.
4. In order to obtain a smooth, high-gloss finish, the application of several thin coats is recommended. Do not apply too thickly and avoid over-brushing.
For health & safety information, please refer to our Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS)