A varnish is a clear finish that enhances the natural beauty of wood. It is made up of a mixture of solvent, resin, and oil, and is available in different finishes, such as gloss, satin, and semi-gloss. Unlike paint, varnish has no pigment and is translucent, allowing the unique grain patterns and colors of the wood to show through. Varnish is commonly used by carpenters, woodworkers, and cabinet makers to give their creations a polished look, while also providing a protective layer that guards against scratches and other types of damage. If a piece of furniture or cabinetry needs to be touched up over time, the varnish can be removed with lacquer thinner and sandpaper, and then reapplied to restore its original appearance.