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This auction is for a 100g bag of top quality natural Damar gum (see our other auctions for different quantities).

The price of the product includes GST.

Damar is used in foods, as a clouding or glazing agent, and in incense, varnish, paint making, encaustic paints and other products.

Damar is used as an ingredient in the popular Beeswax Food Wraps, mixed with beeswax and jojoba oil.

Damar varnish, made from damar gum 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.

Damar crystals are 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).

Damar can be added to the Beeswax in various proportions as suits individual requirements from a minimum of 10% to a maximum of 35%. The Damar resin is added directly to the wax and the two are melted together before the addition of the pigment.

Imported/Manufactured by Shaman's Garden (Shaman Ltd.), Nelson.
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  • Seller location: Motueka, Nelson Bays, NZ

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