Make Your Own Wood Finish Varnish

NOTE: This mixture is intended to be used with an HVLP gun. If you use it with a brush or try to wipe it on, it will take a long time to cure. If either of those methods are what you're looking to do, then decrease the amount of Linseed Oil and increase the amount of Mineral spirits..
This is the 1st of 3 finishes I'll show you how to make yourself. Today we'll tackle varnish.

Mixing your own finishes can, over time, save you a good bit of money. Plus, your results will end up being just as good if not better than the store bought kind.

Iron Acetate Explained:

Iron Acetate Examples:

Varnish Supplies:

Semi-gloss Polyurethane -

Boiled Linseed Oil -

Mineral Spirits -

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