White shellac

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White Shellac on unsized canvas (visible light left; UV light right)
White Shellac on gypsum glue canvas (visible light left; UV light right)
White Shellac on chalk glue canvas (visible light left; UV light right)

Description

A transparent, colorless Shellac. White shellac is decolorized with bleach (Sodium hypochlorite) or alkali. It is soluble in ethanol.

Synonyms and Related Terms

bleached shellac; gomme laque blanche (Fr.); goma laca blanca (Esp.); goma laca blanqueada (Esp.)

Resources and Citations

  • G.S.Brady, Materials Handbook, McGraw-Hill Book Co., New York, 1971 Comment: p. 706
  • Dictionary of Building Preservation, Ward Bucher, ed., John Wiley & Sons, Inc., New York City, 1996

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