As an alternative to applying the 'Simply Varnish', one of the furniture waxes can also be applied. The clear wax deepens the colour and after buffing you can achieve a soft sheen which provides a waterproof protective layer to the paint. Unlike the varnish this is not a once only application, and needs to be reapplied every few months to be continually effective. With the brown wax you can achieve interesting 'aged' finishes, which can be especially useful when used in conjunction with the craquelure.
The waxes come in a 400g tin, are toluene free and come in a clear and brown finish. One tin weighs 500 grams.