Sutherland Welles Ltd. - Wiping Varnish High Luster
The Sutherland Welles Wiping Varnish dried in three hours to a fairly light satin finish with good water resistance.
Thick, Fast-building, Beautiful, and Tough
From FWW #245 (January/February 2015)
By Mark Schofield
Street price/qt.: $46
Coats needed – wiping: 2
Coats needed – brushing: 3
Surface quality – wiping: Good
Surface quality – brushing: Excellent
Scratch test: Excellent
Comments: Thick, fast-building, beautiful, and tough. Best brushed finish in test, but hard to wipe on evenly.
*Tested on cherry
**Tested on curly maple
From FWW #178 (July/August 2005)
By Chris A. Minick
The author tested 15 wipe-on finishes, including a water-based finish and both tung-oil and linseed-oil-based finishes. Pure boiled linseed oil and Minwax Fast-Drying Polyurethane, a brushing finish, were added for comparison. All the finishes were tested on pieces of red-oak plywood cut from the same sheet. The Sutherland Welles Wiping Varnish dried in three hours to a fairly light satin finish with good water resistance. Like the other Sutherland Welles product tested, this one was at the top of the price scale at $41.95 per quart.