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Directions of use
On bare wood
Existing finishes
Parquet and floors
Anti corrosive
Maritime environment
Satin varnish
Le Tonkinois No.1
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Direction of use

It is not necessary to stir or to thin Le Tonkinois before use. For best results, apply a number of coats sparingly, with a brush, allowing each to dry for around 24 hours. Expect 20 m² on bare wood and 30 m² for subsequent applications. Penetration into bare timber will depend on the porosity of the wood (oil content etc ). It is recommended to sand lightly after the first coat. Light wet or dry sanding between coats hereafter will achieve a higher gloss finish, though technically it is not necessary. Avoid applying Le Tonkinois in direct sunshine, excessively high temperatures, and in windy or dusty conditions.

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Le Tonkinois is not sensitive to atmospheric humidity during applications. Satisfactory results can be achieved even at lower temperatures though naturally Le Tonkinois will flow less well.

After use, a small layer of white spirit over the remaining varnish in the can will extend shelf-life and prevent a skin forming. Alternatively, store the can upside-down. Clean brushes with white spirit, wash with mild soap and rinse carefully in clean water, storing to dry for next use.