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).
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.
Arabic gum is the binder traditionally used for watercolor. It is made from acacia and is the oldest of the gums.
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.
Talcum powder has an opacifying power that brings gloss and velvety to the paints and coatings. In artistic painting, talcum powder mixed with Arabic gum and pigments produces a paint similar to gouache.
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.
Vegetable glycerin can be used in many areas. In artistic painting, it acts as a drying retardant and natural preservative. It is also used in cosmetics, in the manufacture of soaps, in household detergents, to dissolve stains, in creative leisure, in the household (see long description).
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Turpentine is a mixture of alcohol and acid obtained by distillation and purification of a mixture of different trees. It is mainly used as a solvent for oil paints but also as a stain remover (greases, tar, makeup, etc.)
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