Question asked 2020-01-06 11:15:30 ...
Most recent comment 2020-08-09 12:34:56
Do you know specifically what substance(s) are added as matting agents to matte varnishes and mediums?
Answers and Comments
Typical types of matting agents for varnishes are fumed silica, wax and zinc stearate.
I am unaware of the use of this substance as a matting
agent. Perhaps Matthew or George can shed more light on this.
I have corresponded with a few other moderators and no one
has heard of turpeneol being used as a matting agent. It is a colorless liquid
at room temperature. Where did you get this information?
Matthew Kinsey found this product on Kremer’s site and it
does appear to create a matte paint surface. We have no experience with its use.
George has said that he will be
experimenting with it. We will report back when there is more to say.
I'm actually not sure. It was quite a few years ago, as part of a wide range of materials we were curious about, but am not even certain if we still have it in storage. I can check the next time I am on-site but currently work from home, so it might be a couple of weeks. And of course am not even certain if the one we brought in is the same as Brice Marden used or the most optimal.
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