Cellulose paste

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A water soluble Methyl cellulose solution that is used like Starch size. Methyl cellulose is typically purchased as a powder, then dissolved in water to form 'cellulose paste'. It is used as a size, paint binder, adhesive and consolidant. It dries with minimal shrinkage.

Synonyms and Related Terms

methyl cellulose; metilcelulosa (Esp.); pasta de celulosa (Esp.); pasta di cellulosa (It)

Examples include: Tylose® [Hoechst]; Polycell;

Physical and Chemical Properties

Soluble in water.

Resources and Citations

  • Kurt Wehlte, The Materials and Techniques of Painting, Van Nostrand Reinhold Co., New York, 1975