Wax soap

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A slippery paste composed of Beeswax diluted with a small amount of turpentine or Mineral spirits.

Synonyms and Related Terms

wax paste; jabón de cera (Esp.); pasta de cera (Esp.)

Physical and Chemical Properties

  • Soluble in turpentine or mineral spirits.

Resources and Citations

  • Reed Kay, The Painter's Guide To Studio Methods and Materials, Prentice-Hall, Inc., Englewood Cliffs, NJ, 1983
  • Kurt Wehlte, The Materials and Techniques of Painting, Van Nostrand Reinhold Co., New York, 1975