The previous instructions apply to nice big surfaces like table tops. But every piece of furniture has other surfaces such as rungs and stringers, moldings, spindles, edges. Some of these will have to be varnished in a vertical (or other) position, and you won't be able to lay down a smooth coat. We recommend that you buy a smaller brush for this kind of work.
To varnish rungs, turned legs, spindles and other round work, apply the coating with short strokes across the work; then finish long strokes to even it out. Do not apply a heavy coat when doing round work because the varnish may run. Be content with light coats, and apply one coat more than for a flat surface.
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