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synonyms for varnish

  • gild
  • lacquer
  • adorn
  • coat
  • cover
  • decorate
  • enamel
  • finish
  • glaze
  • gloss
  • japan
  • luster
  • paint
  • polish
  • shellac
  • surface
  • veneer
  • wash
  • wax
See also synonyms for: varnished / varnishing

antonyms for varnish

MOST RELEVANT
  • dull
  • reveal
  • strip
  • uncover
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How to use varnish in a sentence

She described scraping a varnish of roach dung from the walls before scrubbing them.
CHAOS AND UNCERTAINTY AS DEVELOPER PLANS TO DEMOLISH MOTEL THAT SERVES AS HOUSING LIFELINEBY ANJEANETTE DAMON, PHOTOGRAPHY BY DAVID CALVERT, SPECIAL TO PROPUBLICANOVEMBER 15, 2021PROPUBLICA
They are equally good at preparing a smooth, scratch-free surface for the application of varnish or other finishes.
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Conservators typically start by cleaning off old varnish, selectively removing it where it makes sense to lighten the colors behind it, replacing the smallest amounts they can get away with.
HOW THESE ROTHKOS WERE RESTORED WITHOUT TOUCHING THE CANVASADAM ROGERSMAY 30, 2021THE DAILY BEAST
The varnish of a beautiful amber colour, and there are a few instances of fine red.
VIOLINS AND VIOLIN MAKERSJOSEPH PEARCE
The varnish is of first quality, and his violins are yearly becoming more valuable and of greater importance.
VIOLINS AND VIOLIN MAKERSJOSEPH PEARCE
Another is quite equal, more highly finished and has his splendid red varnish.
VIOLINS AND VIOLIN MAKERSJOSEPH PEARCE
Neither the model, the wood, nor the varnish possesses much verisimilitude at different periods of his career.
VIOLINS AND VIOLIN MAKERSJOSEPH PEARCE
He also occasionally, but much more seldom, used red coloured varnish.
VIOLINS AND VIOLIN MAKERSJOSEPH PEARCE
This splendid violin is of large pattern, with beautiful rich orange yellow varnish and splendid wood.
VIOLINS AND VIOLIN MAKERSJOSEPH PEARCE
There are practical difficulties impossible now to get over—such as the varnish.
VIOLINS AND VIOLIN MAKERSJOSEPH PEARCE
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WORDS RELATED TO VARNISH

  • bark
  • coating
  • crust
  • finish
  • glaze
  • gloss
  • lacquer
  • lamination
  • layer
  • overlay
  • painting
  • plaster
  • priming
  • roughcast
  • set
  • tinge
  • varnish
  • wash
  • whitewashing
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