The key to the perfect finish is in the preparation, so take your time now, follow these simple steps, and you’ll be rewarded with a gorgeous new look. Start by ensuring all surfaces to be varnished are sound, clean, dry and free from dust, grease, polish or anything else. Remove any flaking or cracked varnish. Sound, existing varnish should be rubbed down with fine waterproof abrasive paper, rinsed thoroughly and allowed to dry. Do not prepare the surface using steel wool. Avoid the inhalation of dust. Wear a suitable face mask if dry sanding.
Now for the fun bit! Stir well before use. Apply two or more coats evenly using a brush allowing 4 hours between coats. Brush the varnish along the grain, paying particular attention to the end grain and avoid overlapping the brush strokes. Sand down lightly between coats. Do not apply when temperatures are below 10ºC and this product is not suitable for application over ferrous metal. This product is naturally milky in appearance when wet, this will disappear when completely dry. The final colour and finish achieved depends on the original colour of the wood and the number of coats applied. It is advisable to test for colour in an inconspicuous area first.
Once you have completed painting, remove as much product as possible from brushes before cleaning immediately in warm soapy water and then rinse thoroughly.