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Re: Hard Varnish
I'd guess even if by luck Awlwood was chemically compatible (wouldn't soften/separate) your existing varnish, it would probably still be a waste. Perfection Plus and Awlwood make it pretty clear that you have to strip to bare wood before applying the system. Part of their "magic" is the synergy between their primer applied to the wood and the top coating laid on that. On *any* coating system, you owe it to your wallet to read the directions.
Also, in my experience, putting a really hard coating over a softer one doesn't work out well.
I think 2 part polys are __way__ more abrasion resistant, so they sound like exactly the sort of thing you want here. If it were me I'd strip it bare and apply PP or Awlwood, following the directions, using their whole primer system, etc. Then keep us in the loop - its super helpful to hear real-world experiences of how these systems hold up in different scenarios.
Last edited by chris95040; 03-17-2016 at 10:51 AM.