Gilt varnish

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Description

A clear varnish used to protect gilt metal. One formulation of gilt varnish is composed of a mixture of sandarac, aloes, gutta-percha, and litharge.

Synonyms and Related Terms

barniz para dorados (Esp.)

Sources Checked for Data in Record

  • Dictionary of Building Preservation, Ward Bucher, ed., John Wiley & Sons, Inc., New York City, 1996