Italian Varnish

From 19,00 

An oil varnish designed for classical bowed string instruments, especially violin, viola, and cello. 

Formulated with pre-treated colophony and Baltic Amber and combined with high-quality linseed oils, Italian Varnish provides an optimal balance between hardness and flexibility necessary to protect the instrument. 

Before use, it is recommended to test on pieces or parts of wood like those of the instrument to be treated to predict the colour tone that can be achieved in each case. 

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Safety Data Sheet and Classification

Please read the Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS).

13023 (EN) Italian Varnish (V4)

Classification and Security

Application Guidelines

These are short, general indications. For more detailed instructions, please download the Technical Data Sheet available for this product.


This varnish can be applied by hand (with gloves) or by brush. The best results are obtained with a multilayer system, using very thin layers, thus ensuring good drying of each layer. 


It can be combined with pigments and other varnishes and diluted to facilitate application. Check the Technical Data File for instructions on proportion, and do not dilute more than the quantity you will use immediately. 

Sanding between layers is recommended during the varnishing process; the intensity depends on the quality of the dry film obtained. 


Once applied, it should be exposed to natural UV light for about 8-10 hours. Allow 12-24 hours before applying the next layer. We recommend drying in a UV chamber with AB lamps, as this allows us to control the intensity of the light and the drying times. 

Security and Storage



According to Regulation No. 1272/2008 (CLP), the product is not classified as dangerous.  

Non-flammable product under regular storage, handling, and use conditions.  

It is not classified as dangerous for the environment. Keep them away from drain surfaces and groundwater.  



Keep the container tightly closed and cool; do not expose it to direct light. Avoid heat, radiation, static electricity, and contact with food. Under these conditions, the varnish is stable for up to two years. 

Once opened, the product remaining inside the container may form a surface skin. This skin should be carefully removed before reusing the product. Do not mix with liquid varnish. If necessary, filter the varnish. 

More Resources

Safety Data Sheet

Technical Data Sheet