A resin in solution. Dissolved in oil, alcohol, or a number of volatile liquids, applied to wood to provide a hard, glossy, protective, film.

Oil based varnish
Varnishes where the resins are dissolved in linseed and/or other oils.

Spirit based varnish
Consist of resins dissolved in turpentine or alcohol.

See also: Lacquer, Paint, Volatile Organic Compound.

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