Re varnishing bedroom wardrobe doors

29 Aug 2016
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Would like advice on the above please. I would like to re varnish 4 already clear varnished doors as the sheen as over the last 10 years, has lost its shine. What is the best clear varnish to use and could I use a sponge roller to apply it. I am not a fan of quick drying paint and not sure if clear varnish comes in that format. Finally, what is the actual process I should follow. Greatly appreciate any guidance/help. Graham Turner
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I would probably opt for a clear polyurethane varnish but be advised that that they do a slight yellowing effect. Waterbased (quick dry) varnishes do not yellow but IMO the finish isn't as glossy.

Lightly sand the wood with 180 grit silicon carbide paper. Dust off and apply one or two coats of varnish. I prefer mohair type rollers over sponge, I find that sponge rollers can leave bubbles in the finish.

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