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  • What solvent removes old damar?ApproveRejectUn-ApproveSubscribeUn-Unsubscribe
    Question asked 2018-11-21 16:26:35 ... Most recent comment 2018-11-21 16:54:54

    ​New to Mitra.  So I am not sure how to use the search option.

    How do I remove old damar varnish?  I tried using Turpentine, but it isn't removing the damar.  

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    ​Damar cross-links as it ages and becomes less soluble in turpentine. If this is a damar varnish layer on a painting of antique age, it might not be wise to attempt removal in the studio.

    Matthew Kinsey, Utrecht Art Supplies
    2018-11-21 16:54:54

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