Follow with a thorough washing with clean water and revarnish.
To revarnish, wipe off all grease stains, and dress lightly down with the best copal.
Make use of the brush to revarnish several places which are scaling off on the margin and the back of the plate.
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.