Seven coats of the finest Marine Varnish available on the planet is
applied to every Black Walnut, Cherry and White Oak Porch Swing for ultimate beauty and maximum protection against the elements.
Epifanes Marine Finish , it's what’s put on the worlds finest wooden yachts.
With proper care it should be three to five years or longer before
refinishing is needed.
The world’s finest
yacht coatings for over 100 years
Clear Varnish, known around the world, is considered the ultimate in high gloss
finish. This traditional marine varnish is based on tung oil, phenolic-modified
alkyd resins and maximum U.V. absorbers. It has outstanding protection for all
marine and household woods and can be applied to interior and exterior woods
above the waterline. It offers superior flow and durability. In addition it has
excellent flexibility and water resistance in all climate conditions
anyone who has ever used Epifanes High Gloss Clear Varnish and you will learn
why it is considered to be the world’s best spar varnish.
1902, Epifanes has developed and manufactured the finest marine coatings possible.
No other finish is required to look as beautiful, and perform as well, in such
an adverse environment as a yacht coating. We strive to develop products which
exceed these demands.
state of the art technology and the use of the finest ingredients, we ensure
Epifanes Yacht Coatings will always be the choice for those who demand quality.
Holland is a nation with a strong maritime tradition. The
Dutch are bordered by seas, endowed with lakes, rivers, canals and home of the
world's largest harbor. For centuries the Dutch have relied on their boats and
taken pride in the way they care for them. Boats are the embodiment of the
the 1500's Dutch seamen had sailed their ships across all oceans of the world.
So renowned was their expertise that Peter the Great, Czar of Russia, came from
Russia to Holland to learn ship building for his
country. Today Holland still attracts the most knowledgeable and discriminating boat customers in the
world. They know the Dutch penchant for painstaking craftsmanship ensures that
their vessels will be the finest possible.
the early days of the Dutch Masters, when each master made his own paints, the
Dutch have gained exceptional experience in the art of paint making. Artists
made paints for their masters to their specifications and by the 1600's small
factories had sprung up to cultivate the craft and ensure consistent quality. Holland’s reputation
spread far and wide for its high quality paint production. Protective marine
coatings began to evolve as the Dutch paint makers developed products for the
Dutch marine trade. Today the manufacture of coatings plays a major role in the
Heeren was born in 1837 in a small fishing village south of Amsterdam. Although raised in a fishing
family, Willem Heeren preferred painting farmhouses in the newly reclaimed land
of the "Haarlemmermeer".
During the winter months, Willem Heeren created his own house paints. In 1902
Willem Heeren and his son Albert founded the paint company W. Heeren en Zoon,
located in the town of Aalsmeer.
They manufactured a line of linseed oil-based paints which they named EPIFANES.
The company rapidly grew and EPIFANES became well known all over Holland. Willem Heeren
died in 1933 at 96 years of age, leaving the paint company to Albert. This was
the beginning of a period of difficult times. Albert died in the summer of
1942. After his death and the war the paint company went to Albert's niece and
Heeren en Zoon was purchased by Adrian F. Zonjee in 1951. Adrian improved and expanded the line of
marine finishes. Domestic orders were soon followed by exports to Belgium, and then France and Germany in 1955. By the second half of the 1960s EPIFANES yacht coatings became so
popular in both Holland and abroad that the factory doubled in size.
1982 W. Heeren en Zoon began exporting into the USA. Always considered the coating
of choice among the professional working yachts internationally, EPIFANES
arrived in America with the same reputation.
1985 Adrian Zonjee sold the company to his son Paul, who remains the sole
owner. Growth continues in both the United States and Canada.
Recently, a new organization, EPIFANES North America was created to better
serve the many customers spanning the entire North American continent. Years of
combined practical and technical experience ensure support for customers
needing assistance with any aspect of the finishing process.
yacht coatings are sold in more than 40 countries on all continents.
companies have ever been in a position to contribute so much to the manufacture
of their products. The master chemists and expert paint-makers proudly dedicate
themselves to the further development of this craft. Their integrity,
craftsmanship and vast knowledge of paint technology guarantees products made
to the highest possible standard. Since the early years, W. Heeren en Zoon's
emphasis has been on manufacturing and developing the finest marine coatings
- the Greek variation of EPIPHANY - denotes an appearance, a manifestation, a resplendence,
or a moment of insight. W. Heeren en Zoon's efforts are dedicated to making
finishes of the highest quality.
Epifanes North America, Inc. is perched over the
magnificent coast of Maine in the historic
town of Thomaston.
Visit their website at http://epifanes.com/home.htm