Mastic varnish

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Description

A varnish made from mastic resin dissolved in turpentine. It was a popular clear, glossy varnish for oil paintings in the 19th century. However, because of it tends to bloom in moist environments and crack with age, it has mostly been displaced by dammar varnishes.

Synonyms and Related Terms

barniz de almáciga (Esp.)

Sources Checked for Data in Record

  • R. J. Gettens, G.L. Stout, Painting Materials, A Short Encyclopaedia, Dover Publications, New York, 1966
  • Dictionary of Building Preservation, Ward Bucher, ed., John Wiley & Sons, Inc., New York City, 1996

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