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Varnish is a clear, transparent substance that is used on woods. But why? Well, not only does it give the wood a shiny glow, it also blocks up the tiny holes in the wood.This prevents the wood from absorbing the water, which can cause it to swell, rot and smell quite badly


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After staining give a coat of clear finish, sanding it with a fine sandpaper (400G) to remove any raised grain or any dust that may have settled onto the drying finish. This will give you a good base to add your paint and the sanded surface will give it good adhesion. Steel wool has its purpose, but I would not use it here. That's only my opinion. My ...



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