Varnish is a transparent liquid that is applied to wooden surfaces for protection as a coating or film. Although clear, it is sometimes sold commercially with tints. Varnish is primarily used over wooden floors, wooden walls, and furniture so that the distinctive tones and grains in the wood remain visible.
Wood Varnish generally leaves a glossy finish but is also available in satin/semi-gloss and flat sheen. When it dries, it provides a hard coating, which offers waterproofing quality and enhances the surface's longevity, and issues such as mould are eliminated. It comprises a resin, drying oil, and a type of solvent that enables it to soak into the pores of the surface.
Varnishes are water-based varnish, spirit varnish, polyurethane varnish, acrylic varnish, and more. Oil varnishes have linseed oil and are used in exterior applications. Polyurethane is normally used indoors—for example, on hardwood floors and wooden furniture. Water-based varnish would need two or three coats while acrylic varnish may not need as many.
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