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Violin Varnish and Varnish Making Materials

Supplies - Wood - Tools - Bow Parts - Varnish

Oil and Spirit Varnishes for violin, viola, cello and bass

High quality oil and spirit varnishes by Joseph Hammerl (JOHA) and Hidersine. Varnish solvents/thinners.

Violin Varnish Supplies and Materials
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Ingredients for making and applying violin spirit and oil varnishes, including cleaners and polish, brushes, gums, resins, dyes, oils, lacs, and more.

Violin Varnish Recipes

This is the recipe we use on our own instruments.

Violin Varnish Glossary

List of varnish ingredients, their properties, origin and usage.


 

 Varnish Brushes

 
Varnishing brush of black cattle hairs, worked in a combined form. This brush, which is designed for the finest application of varnish, is used for all spirit varnishes and oleo-resinous (oil) varnishes. They have double hair thickness, enabling them to absorb a large amount of varnish.
1/2" Cattle hair brush for instrument varnishing

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1" Cattle hair brush for instrument varnishing

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1-1/2" Cattle hair brush for instrument varnishing

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Balsam & Volatile Oils

 

2-Balsam

Balsam Turpentine, Portuguese, 100 ml bottle

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2-Venetian

Venetian Turpentine, thick, softener, 100 ml bottle

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2-Lavender

Lavender oil, pure

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2-Spike Spike oil, pure
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2-Rosemary Rosemary oil, pure
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2-Eucalyptus Eucalyptus oil, pure
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Fingerboard oil and Ebony stains

 

2-8631

JOHA Fingerboard oil 100 ml bottle

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2-8431

JOHA Ebony Stain Z, intense 100 ml bottle

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2-8432

JOHA Ebony Stain Z, non transparent 100 ml bottle

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Pumice and Rottenstone

 

2-PUM00

Pumice, very fine, per 100 grams

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2-PUM0

Pumice, medium fine, per 100 grams

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2-PUM1

Pumice, fine, per 100 grams

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2-ROTT

Rottenstone, coarse, per 100 grams

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Cleaner Polish

 
#960 Hill Violin Cleaner Polish, creamy

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#962 Hidersol Violin Cleaner Polish, creamy

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#964 Dawson's Violin Polish, clear liquid

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2-8730 JOHA Cleaning and care set
Everything needed for restoring and preserving varnish on a string instrument is included in this assortment, including basic instructions.
1 bottle of varnish restorer, for removing rosin, sweat stains, etc.
1 bottle of preserving polish, for polishing and preserving the polish following restoration
1 cleaning cloth and 1 polishing cloth
No musician without a stringed instrument can do without this assortment.

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Gums and Resins - Glossary of Varnish Ingredients - per 100g  
2-Ammoniac Ammoniac, Gum

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2-Amberl Amber, light (Konigsberg)

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2-Amberd Amber, dark

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2-Arabic Arabic, Gum

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2-Benzosiam Benzoin, Gum , Siam, pure almonds

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2-Benzoe Benzoin, Gum , Sumatra, pure almonds

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2-Burgund Burgundy pitch
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2-Colophony Colophony, pure (pine resin)

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2-Copalm Copal, Manilla lumps

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2-Copalc Copal, Congo hard

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2-DammarB Dammar Gum, brown

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2-DammarW Dammar Gum, A - white, big lumps

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2-Elemi Elemi, Gum, (softener for spirit varnish)

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2-Frank Frankincense
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2-Mastic Mastic, Gum, in tears, pure

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2-Myrrh Myrrh

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2-Propolis Propolis, raw

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2-Sandarac Sandarac, Gum, genuine in tears

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2-Button Buttonlac/Buttonlack
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2-Seedlac Seedlac, Kusmi

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2-Shellbl Shellac, bleached, dewaxed

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2-Shellem Shellac, lemon, highest quality

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2-Shellor Shellac, orange

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2-Shellru Shellac, red (rubin)

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2-Shellwh Shellac, white, powder, dissolves clear

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2-Sticklac Sticklac, Siamese, large pieces

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Natural Dyes - Glossary of Varnish Ingredients - per 100g
Most of these are supplied in their natural form (raw, dry), and must be prepared by soaking in alcohol to extract the dyes.
 
2-Accroid Accroid, red

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2-Alkanet Alkanet, red

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2-Aloe Aloe, yellow to yellow-brown

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2-Ashphalt Asphalt, Syrian, brown
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2-Campech Campechy wood, dark red, yellow

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2-Catechu Catechu, brown

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2-Dragon Dragon's blood, red

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2-Guaiac Guaiac resin, brown

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2-Kamala Kamala, yellow to orange

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2-Madder Madder root, powder, red

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2-MadderK Madder Root, cut, red (Krapp)
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2-Orlean Orlean, yellow to orange red

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2-Pernam Pernambucco, yellowish red to dark red

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2-Rattan Rhattany root, red

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2-Saffam Saffron, American, yellow, please inquire about availability

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2-Saffspa Saffron, genuine Spanish in strands, yellow (1 gram)

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Sandalwood Sandalwood chips, orange-red colour

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2-Sandalwd Sandalwood, fine ground, orange-red, dissolves easier than chips

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2-Yellow Yellow wood, cut, yellow

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2-Yellowx Yellow wood extract, liquid
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2-Logw Logwood extract, for staining black
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2-Galnut Gallnut, for staining black
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2-Tumeric Tumeric, yellow
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2-Onion Onion skins, old yellow
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