This varnish is made from the finest rosin and cold-pressed linseed oil. Rich in color and very transparent. The varnish is medium thick and spreads easily, but is not so tacky so as to attract dust. The color is rich and intense and only needs a few coats. Pigments or oil painting colors can be added to the varnish. Drying time is only 3-4 hours in strong sunlight or overnight in a UV box. One bottle will do 4-5 violins or 1 cello.