Monday, June 21, 2021

Method Statement for Wood Varnish Finish

Purpose of the Method Statement

The purpose of this method is to give sets of the methodical process for varnishing useful to woods using all in accord with the prerequisite of the designer.

Description of Work. 

  1. Varnishing wood is a great way to protect it from scratches, stains, water damage and general wear and tear.
  2. It only takes a few tools and a little time to use varnish, and in no time, you can easily learn how to apply varnish properly.
  3. Varnish also beautifies wood pieces and can help bring out its grain and colour; it can also be purchased tinted to change the colour of the wood.

Delivery, Storage and Handling

  1. Shall be delivered in sealed containers that plainly show the designated name, specifications.
  2. Ensure good ventilation/exhaustion at the workplace.
  3. Prevent formation of aerosols
  4. It is recommended that it be sealed for damp areas where condensation might occur due to temperature.
  5. Varnish is a mixture of oils and natural resins.


Site Construction Methodology

  1. Work in a well-ventilated area, as varnish can produce some pretty harsh fumes. Lay down sheets of newspaper or other scrap material to reduce the risk of spilling varnish onto the floor.
  2. Prepare the wood for varnishing. 
  3. The wood should be sanded completely to remove any old finishes and provide a surface for the varnish to adhere to.
  4. Sand the wood with fine-grit sandpaper properly. Sanding the wood not only gets rid of any residual gloss or finishes but also gives the varnish a rough surface to grip onto. 
  5. Utilize/use 180 to 220-grit sandpaper type and sand with the direction of the grain.
  6. Clean the wood by going over it with a clean cloth.
  7. Consider filling the wood grain using full-time. Various open-grained woods types, for example, oak, require to have the grain filled in with grain filler for a smooth finish.
  8. Prepare the varnish for the initial coat, if necessary. This type of coat helps seal the wood and prepare it for the proceeding coats. 
  9. If applying an oil-based varnish, thin it with paint thinner, for example as turpentine. Use one part varnish to one part thinner.
  10. If utilizing a water-based or acrylic-based varnish, thin it with water instead. Use one part varnish to one part water.
  11. Apply the first coat of thinned varnish and let it dry. 
  12. Where possible, use a flat paintbrush or foam applicator to apply the varnish to the wood. 
  13. Always use long, even and equal strokes, and work along the wood grain. 
  14. Let this first coat dry for 24 hours.

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