Charbonnel Restoration Colors

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Lefranc & Bourgeois artist paints


[Lefranc & Bourgeois] A brand name for a series of paints based on a mixture of acrylic and ketonic resins. Charbonnel Restoration Colors are available in 33 colors. The consistency is similar to oils and the films dry by evaporation of the solvent. Charbonnel Restoration Colors are described as non-yellowing, permanently flexible, strongly pigmented, and highly lightfast.

Synonyms and Related Terms

Lefranc & Bourgeois Colors; Charbonnel Colori per il restauro (It.)



Physical and Chemical Properties

The paints thin with turpentine or mineral spirits and the dried films may also be removed with these solvents. The dried film is also soluble in aliphatic hydrocarbons admixed with either acetone or an aromatic solvent.

Resources and Citations

  • C. Metzger, Submitted indformation, Feb. 23, 2010
  • Conservation Support Systems, Catalog, 1997

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