What to Do With Varnish That Does Not Dry

The varnish is a kind of oil that when dried, forms a film that protects the treated surface. It is applied to wood and other materials to preserve them from external agents and give them a more beautiful finish. However, there are occasions where we have varnish that does not dry. We will give you some recommendations here.

What to Do With Varnish That Does Not Dry
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Varnish on wooden floors

When you want to varnish a wood floor, it is important to sand it and vacuum it well before applying the varnish. If this is not done, you run the risk that splinters or impurities on the floor will not allow the varnish to be properly absorbed. If you have a spruce floor, you must be careful because it is difficult to treat because it has a lot of fiber that does not allow the products to act much.

Following this same order of ideas, the above produces more varnish than desired on the floor. This could be a reason why there is the presence of a varnish that does not dry. Therefore, if you have a spruce wood surface, only a base coat is applied and one or two to finish.

Continuing with this theme of the varnish that does not dry, given the conditions of this wood, you can not saturate it much varnish. If you do, the varnish will never dry and you’ll have to start all over again. As you realize, varnishing a surface is not such an easy task. Therefore, we will give you more recommendations based on user experiences.

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Further recommendations

To avoid having to deal with a varnish that does not dry, when varnishing wood, you should not get too creative and mix oils, such as linseed oil with the varnish. These two components are incompatible with each other and will never mix. For example, once the wood has been oiled, it is no longer possible to varnish it over. The layer of varnish will remain as if it were floating on the oil.

Another useful tip to soften the wood and allow the varnish to be absorbed quickly is that after sanding it, moisten it a little with a clean cloth and let it dry for a while so that it absorbs the water. Then, varnish it.  

Translated and adapted by Noobuzz staff. 

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