Problem Solver - Varnish

Problem

Varnish is a clear decorative medium for application normally to timber to allow the grain to show. This is how to either recoat an existing varnished surface or apply a painted finish.


Stages

Stage 1 - Preparation

Wash surface down with detergent or sugar soap

Brewers recommends:
  • Tetrion Powder Sugar Soap 500G
    - Specially formulated to clean and prepare surfaces prior to repainting and provides an excellent key for a new coat of paint.

Abrade with 100 grit abrasive paper to remove any loose or flaking areas and to create a key

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Stage 2 - Topcoat

Apply a suitable Varnish in your chosen finish. (If varnishing DO NOT apply a basecoat)

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Stage 1 - apply a suitable primer which will key to the surface.

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Stage 2 - apply a suitable topcoat in your chosen finish.

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Problem

Varnish is a clear decorative medium for application normally to timber to allow the grain to show. This is how to either recoat an existing varnished surface or apply a paint finish.


Stages

Stage 1 - Preparation

Clean the surface with water and a mild detergent, then rinse with clean water.


Was the surface down with a fungicidal wash to kill any mould or surface growth, then rinse with clean water.

Brewers recommends:
  • Albany Fungicidal Wash 1L
    - A 1 litre concentrated multi surface treatment to prevent the growth of surface mould on timber and masonry

Abrade with 100 grit abrasive paper to remove any loose or flaking areas and to create a key

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Stage 2 - Topcoat

Apply two coats of a suitable exterior varnish.

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Apply a two coats of a suitable basecoat and finish

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