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I only did the work less than a month ago so I am surprised that its already wearing down. That's likely why. Varnishes take time to complete the hardening process that converts them into their final cured form. This isn't just after they have dried. Broadly, it takes about a month1. What this means is that after varnishing something ideally one should wait ...


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Varnish will likely help but it won't completely negate issues with warping and twisting. There are many other things you can do to help: You are correct in that the key to stopping wood from warping is stopping moisture from leaving or entering the wood too quickly - wood shrinks around 1% in its width for every 3% change in moisture content (IIRC) and ...


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Not an expert, but I made a desk recently and decided to finish it by spraying acid catalysed lacquer (AKA conversion varnish). It was a bit of effort to find a spray gun and learn how to use it, as well as finding a source for the finishing products, but the result was really good. benefits of acid catalysed lacquer: spray application avoids brush marks ...


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