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  Varnish: is coating consisting of resinous matter, as copal (tree secretion) or lac (insect resin secreted by the lac bug),
dissolved in an oil, alcohol, or other volatile liquid.
 
  Wax: Good wax contain carnauba and beeswax, a solvent, and some have pigments to add a color. Some have silicone to add a shine.
 
  Lacquer: is a coating based on cellulose nitrate (nitrocellulose) with resins, sometimes with pigment added, used to produce an ultra matte to highly polished surface.
 
  Gilding: The Application of gold leaf. Water gilding or raised gilding embraces the operations by which gold leaf (0.1Ám)
is mechanically attached to the surfaces it is intended to cover. Mostly the surface is prepared with a layer of
gesso (plaster, glue and a few aditifs). Gilding will normally have a cover to serve as protection.
                   

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