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