The varnish used on Bear Meadow instruments is a cutting edge waterborne product.

Target Coating's hybrid technology Waterborne Alkyd Varnish (EM200wvx) is a rugged indoor/outdoor varnish that has great wetting properties, rare in waterborne finishes. Under this varnish, the wood assumes its warm richness, similar to the look of oil varnishes.

I use a wiping technique that gives a thin hard layer in about 5-9 coats, depending on the wood grain I'm working with.

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