Arabic gum is the binder traditionally used for watercolor. It is made from acacia and is the oldest of the gums.
Dammar gum is a resin secreted by a tree in the Indonesian Islands. It has been used since the 19th century in painting for the manufacture of varnishes and painting mediums. It produces a natural, transparent, satin-to-gloss finish. Used as an adjuvant in oil paint and wax, it is diluted in the essence of turpentine.
Casein (milk protein) is a natural fixative for limewash paints to which it provides matte and velvety. Used by artists from the Middle Ages, it is perfect for frescoes and icons. A little neglected over time, it returns to fashion especially in the decoration of painted furniture.
This liquid acrylic binder with water is used to fix the pigments on a support. It is flexible and makes the support washable while keeping some porosity. It is also used as a replacement for a white paint, and makes it possible to obtain the hue of the powdered pigments, which is not the case with a white paint.
Acrylic powder binder is a mixture of vinyl acetate and acrylic copolymer. It provides good adhesion, flexibility and water resistance to mortars containing hydraulic binders such as cement, gypsum or lime. It can be used for many applications (binder for artistic paintings, cementitious tile adhesive, thermal insulation system, flexible glue, repair mortar, etc).
Glue of animal origin, it has a powerful tackiness and can be used in many ways (sealant, glue, coating, paint, etc). The rabbit skin glue is known for its properties of flexibility and finesse.
Eccocera Carnauba natural wax is intended for dry, solid and absorbent interior surfaces and is applied to walls and ceilings coated with lime, plaster or cement.
Yield : (according to roughness and porosity of the supports - on closed support and smooth weakly rough) 1 kg of wax in 1 layer covers 20 to 30m ².
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