Volatile oil varnishes
Italian oil varnish
JOHA ® Italian Oil varnish is a varnish based on an old Italian recipe. As a solvent, mainly essential oils and balms were used that yield a soft lacquer, which does not lose its suppleness after drying. The combination of soft elastic resins and essential oils as a solvent gives an excellent varnish. The composition was chosen so that after the solvent evaporates the resins do not become brittle, but for an even elastic lacquer. The JOHA ® Italian oil varnish through its elasticity is a tool which gives a very good vibrancy, soft tone resonance and a nice appearance. JOHA ® Italian oil varnish takes a long time to dry and can be pressure-sensitive in heat due to the soft resins.
Volatile oil varnish
This varnish, made from pure natural resins, contains amongst its other ingredients various essential oils. This allows for a good elasticity after drying. The pure sound of the instrument is supported with this varnish, as is a radiant appearance.
It is somewhat easier to use than spirit varnish, but requires a little more time to dry.
These varnishes are based on alcohol