spirit varnish

  1. a varnish consisting of a gum or resin, such as shellac or copal, dissolved in alcohol

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How to use spirit varnish in a sentence

  • Again, they deem it wise to get a colour at any price, which can only be done in our day by the use of spirit varnish.

  • Do not sandpaper at all yet; but make a nice orange-coloured spirit varnish, and place neatly over the yellow three or four coats.

    Violin Making | Walter H. Mayson
  • No spirit varnish ought to be made either near a fire or by candle light.

  • In using bronzes or gold in powder, some spirit varnish or specially prepared varnish is necessary to make them adhere.

    The Decoration of Leather | Georges de Rcy
  • Gold can also be applied with a brush in the form of powder suspended in liquid gum or spirit varnish.

    The Decoration of Leather | Georges de Rcy