▪ clear , transparent
▪ gloss , glossy
The painting was obscured by discoloured/discolored ~ and a heavy layer of grime.
… OF VARNISH
The table needed two coats of ~.
VERB + VARNISH
Apply the ~ evenly over the whole surface.
▪ remove , scrape away , scrape off , strip , strip off
VARNISH + VERB
▪ protect sth
You need a good quality ~ to protect the timber.
Varnish is used with these nouns as the object: ↑ nail , ↑ woodwork