The example posted here is wood, but the treatment can be used on any surface.
Step 1: Materials: the Gloss
The main concept to consider is permanency. Like painting an object, once this stuff coats an object, it stays coated. Once the compound dries it is possible to remove, but the process is unfun, and there are no guarantees that whatever is coated wont be ruined in the process. It adds an extra degree of urgency to the process that, but for the toxic smell of the chemicals, would be a sure-fire aphrodisiac.
Step 2: Materials for Mixing
The process begins in earnest when the two liquids are combined (insert your own joke here), so the second order of business is selecting an appropriate mixing bowl for our chemical consumaci�n.
This bowl will ultimately be a sacrifice to the gloss gods, so use something that is very clean, but expendable, like crewman "Redshirt" on Star Trek.
Using a favored cereal bowl, for example, would be a bad choice. Using an empty, washed, cream cheese container, will work just fine.
Mix the chemicals in 1:1 ratio, based on how much surface area you need to cover, and the desired thickness of the coat. In some cases, like the example shown here, the liquid will run off the sides of the object, limiting the possible thickness of the coating. When covering an object where the fluid can be sufficiently dammed up, thickness becomes more discretionary.
Step 3: Matarials for Bubbles
Step 4: Ready the Area
I've used a cardboard box to contain the mess, and placed the wood on a matchbox, to allow for dripping.
Step 5: Pour and Mix
Then, mix it up. Use something clean to stir the liquid. I used a pen. ...not a great idea, but it worked.
Step 6: Spread the Goop
Step 7: Let Set
This is an assignment in Pedagogy II at Marlboro College Graduate Center's Teaching with Technology Master's Program ([https://gradcenter.marlboro.edu/academics/mat/) as part of a unit on what makes instructional technology attractive to online users.