O'Reilly logo

Construction for Landscape Architecture by Jamie Liversedge, Robert Holden

Stay ahead with the world's most comprehensive technology and business learning platform.

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required

Varnish

A hard, transparent protective finish used with lumber. Traditionally, varnishes have been made of a drying oil, a resin, and a solvent. Usually they are glossy, but satin and mattE finishes are available. They dry by the evaporation of the solvent, or by oxidation of the oil. Resin varnishes dry immediately; however, acrylic and water-borne varieties take time to cure. Oil, polyurethane and epoxy varnishes undergo an extended curing process.

The main constituents of traditional varnish are:

  • drying oil, such as linseed oil, tung oil, or walnut oil; they dry by oxidization of the oil (autoxidation) to form a complex polymer;
  • resins, which include amber, pine resin (rosin), kaura gum, and balsam of Mecca;
  • turpentine, which, as organic ...

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, interactive tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required