A varnish that has amber as one component. Amber is insoluble in most resin solvents and must first be melted then mixed with oil to form an oil/amber varnish. Amber is a very hard resin; it softens at about 250C (482F) and melts between 290-300C (554-572F). Heating, however, changes the color of amber from a yellow to brown.
Synonyms and Related Terms
barniz de ámbar (Esp.); vernice d'ambra (It)
K.Wehlte, The Materials and Techniques of Painting, Van Nostrand Reinhold Co., New York, 1975.
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- Kurt Wehlte, The Materials and Techniques of Painting, Van Nostrand Reinhold Co., New York, 1975