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  • thick craft varnish..?

    Can anyone recommend a nice thick craft varnish ?
    Mel


  • #2
    What kind of surface are you looking to varnish?

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    • #3
      A couple of coats of PVA??
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      Scorch

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      • #4
        The sort of varnish used on electric guitar bodies gives a good solid finish. If you need more info or examples of brands etc, PM me and I'll find out some more for you.

        Si.
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        • #5
          I sometimes use clear nail polish on small items. Works with paper anyway.
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          • #6
            you could try yacht varnish. give a nice solid coat to most woodnot tried on paper or anything else.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Fluffy Squirrel View Post
              What kind of surface are you looking to varnish?
              Fabric/card/paper etc ... I'd like it to have a good thick glossy look to it when done.
              Mel

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              • #8
                You can get spray varnish which works for big areas.

                Have you looked at fimo varnish? It gives fimo a nice shine (you can get matt or gloss)

                Watered down PVA works but it is definitely matt rather than gloss
                www.beadlab.com

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Pebbles View Post
                  You can get spray varnish which works for big areas.

                  Have you looked at fimo varnish? It gives fimo a nice shine (you can get matt or gloss)

                  Watered down PVA works but it is definitely matt rather than gloss
                  Thanks Pebbles - will have to look at fimo varnish....
                  Mel

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                  • #10
                    http://www.stampington.com/html/glossy_accents.html
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                    • #11
                      on card or paper we always use clear embossing powder, depending how deep you want the finish to how many layers you put on

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                      • #12
                        Mel, this page has some links that may help you out...

                        http://www.diyguitarshop.co.uk/info&...gsuppliers.htm

                        Si.
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                        • #13
                          Yacht varnish

                          As someone said, yacht varnish is a thick oil based varnish.

                          Bookbinders used to have a trick of painting certain types of paper with lacqeur and varnish in order to create imitation vellums and parchment papers.

                          Richard
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                          • #14
                            Thanks for all the help so far... will investigate as am still looking for the right stuff...
                            Mel

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