spar varnish


Definition of spar varnish

: an exterior waterproof varnish

Examples of spar varnish in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Softer brushes, like this one, are better for stains and clear finishes, like varnish, spar varnish, shellac, and brushing lacquers. Roy Berendsohn, Popular Mechanics, "The 4 Biggest Painting Mistakes (And How to Avoid Them)," 16 Jan. 2019

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First Known Use of spar varnish

circa 1909, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for spar varnish

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“Spar varnish.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Dec. 2020.

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