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30g bag (about 1/4 cup) of top quality natural Damar gum. Best grade for melting with beeswax.

Damar 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 fossilized form from the ground. The gum varies in colour from clear to pale yellow, while the fossilized form is grey-brown.

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

Damar varnish, made from damar mixed with turpentine is commonly used in oil painting, both during the painting process and after the painting is finished.

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.
Varnish can be made with a proportion of 600g Damar to 1L 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.

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 is added directly to the wax and the two are melted together before the addition of the pigment.

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  • Seller location: Motueka, Nelson Bays, NZ

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