Amber varnish

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Amber varnish


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)

Amber Varnish

Resources and Citations

  • Hermann Kuhn, Conservation and Restoration of Works of Art and Antiquities, Butterworths, London, 1986
  • Dictionary of Building Preservation, Ward Bucher, ed., John Wiley & Sons, Inc., New York City, 1996
  • Kurt Wehlte, The Materials and Techniques of Painting, Van Nostrand Reinhold Co., New York, 1975