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Varnish

Robert A. Butcher (Building and paint consultant for historic and traditional buildings)

Structural Survey

ISSN: 0263-080X

Article publication date: 1 February 1992

Abstract

Defines what varnish is, and traces its history. Outlines the various types of varnish and their main uses – alkyds, cellulose, melamine, epoxy, polyurethanes, phenolic, thermoplastic, and natural varnishes. Reviews 15 properties and terminologies associated with varnishes. Supplies two brief examples of proper use of varnish. Concludes with ten ′general rules′ of varnishing.

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Citation

Butcher, R.A. (1992), "Varnish", Structural Survey, Vol. 10 No. 2, pp. 137-143. https://doi.org/10.1108/02630809210031906

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MCB UP Ltd

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