I have a small wood pencil holder that I want to paint on the bottom with blue and then stain and varnish the top.
My question is how do I go about the varnish? Can I varnish over the paint or do I use blue tape to block off the painted portion and varnish after I've painted then remove the blue tape (which will ruin the varnish right?)? Or do I just varnish very carefully? Or do I paint after I varnish and possible paint over the bottom of the varnish?