Zest-it Damar Picture Varnish is made from Zest-it and Gum Damar. Gum Damar dissolves naturally in Zest-it in about 2 to 3 days without any assistance, apart from the occasional stir. This type of varnish is also referred to as a 'spirit varnish' or 'cold cut varnish' in some written works, because heat is not used to dissolve the resin. Once dissolved the solution is allowed to rest for 3 more days before filtering. Filtering is necessary to remove any minute particles that remain in suspension in the solution, the filtered varnish is bright and crystal clear.
The Zest-it Damar Picture Varnish is used to protect a dried oil painting from the ravages of the atmosphere and dries to a gloss finish. Picture varnish is always best applied in multiple thins coats as opposed to one thick layer. Drying between each coat is recommended for optimum protection and finish. Choose a warm, dry airless day for ease of drying and less dust.
Please note, we cannot send by air mail anything which is hazardous and above 250ml; anything flammable or toxic; any aerosols, unless by special order. However, we may be able to arrange another means of shipping your order. Please contact our customer services department if you would like to discuss this.
|To use with||Oil, Acrylic|
|Size : ml||500 ml|
|Hazardous UN Number||UN1263, UN3082|
|Hazardous Type||Dangerous for the Environment or Aquatic Life, Health hazard/Hazardous to the ozone|