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#1 posted 05-30-2012 12:46 PM

It depends – Watco will build a thin surface layer if you want it too though you’re looking at 5+ applications in most circumstances. It does have varnish resins in it. I wouldn’t topcoat Watco with anything other than wax. If you need varnish protection the protocall would have been to start with a more full-bodied varnish in the first place IMO. Watco, applied in three to four applications (I just let the first app sit for a few days and totally skin over, subsequent appls remove the skin but leave some varnish in the pores of open grained wood) will provide more protection than you may realize but yet still be readily repairable.

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