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100g bag of top quality refined Damar gum.

Damar gum, is obtained from the Dipterocarpaceae family of trees in India and East Asia. It is usually produced by tapping trees; however, some is collected in fossilised form from the ground. Damar is used in foods, as a clouding or glazing agent, and in incense, varnish, paint making, encaustic paints and other products.

Damar varnish, made from damar mixed with turpentine, was introduced as a picture varnish in 1826 commonly used in oil painting, both during the painting process and after the painting is finished.

Note: If your intention is to dissolve the damar gum in beeswax, we recommend that you purchase our "natural damar gum" (see our other listing) as it melts and dissolves easier. This refined damar is more suitable for solvents such as natural turpentine.

Damar is also dissolved in molten paraffin wax to make batik, to prevent the wax from cracking when it is drawn onto silk or rayon.

A good varnish can be made with a proportion of 600g Damar to 1 litre of turpentine (Damar is soluble in Gum Turpentine but not Mineral Turpentine). This can be thinned as needed to suit brushability requirements for individual jobs. Melting point: About 120 °C

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  • Seller location: Motueka, Nelson Bays, NZ

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