Varnish - Old Masters Maroger

By: Old Masters Maroger  06-Dec-2011
Keywords: Oil Painting

Mastic Varnish has a semi-gloss finish that naturally increases color luminosity. It is an extremely durable varnish and is often used in conservation and restoration work. The addition of natural Mastic Resin to Turpentine as a varnish dates back to at least 700 B.C. At the time of the Old Masters, it became common as a finishing varnish, as well as a major ingredient in oil painting mediums. Mastic, being one of the strongest binding resins, is quite permanent. Its varnish has been protecting Old Masters works for centuries. 

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Keywords: Oil Painting

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