What's the best coloured varnish?

ctroutz

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Allied to the post about the Epifane spill.... Apparently it's OK to put ordinary varnish on top of cured 2 pack. I'd like to 'over-coat' mahogany? grab rails with a colour but the stuff I've tried in the past has not looked very natural. I scraped back to bare wood where necessary and rubbed down until it looked even, but after varnishing the results are 'orrible. It's a nice mahog. colour where it was bare wood but really patchy cos the old varnish has come up much lighter shades.
Any recommendations for a good varnish/stain combined, to darken this to the mahogany colour?
 

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Suggest International Woodskin. Easy to apply, durable and a light tint giving a sheen finish. Ideal for grab rails. Or any other external woodwork.
 

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dont think you are going to ever even out the patches until you get to black, using one density of color
you could darken the lighter patches with a darker varnish, until the whole lot matches
else make sure all the old stuff is off, then start again

i have come to the conclusion that there is more to life that patch up wood treatment, i now use woodskin, prior to that cytol, excelent stuff, cant see the joins between old and new
yes it is a bit blotchy ...
 
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