When this varnish is dry, two or three coats of copal, or oil varnish are applied, at intervals of two days.
The whole is then covered with an oil varnish, which, in plain lettering, completes the operation.
It may be described as precisely the reverse of the oil varnish; it is hard and unyielding.
Therefore, I drew a pretty cotton pattern on a stone plate and printed from it with oil varnish and finely pulverized indigo.
The stands and vases should be given two coats of oil varnish, allowing the first coat to dry before applying the second.
Therefore, I shall draw your attention to the use of oil varnish, utterly discarding that of spirit.
But to what oil varnish is not my present purpose; why should I seek to close the door on research and on experiment?
mid-14c., from Old French vernis "varnish" (12c.), from Medieval Latin vernix "odorous resin," perhaps from Late Greek verenike, from Greek Berenike, name of an ancient city in Libya (modern Bengasi) credited with the first use of varnishes. The town is named for Berenike II, queen of Egypt (see Berenice). Figurative sense of "specious gloss, pretense," is recorded from 1560s.
late 14c.; see varnish (n.). Related: Varnished; varnishing.