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Waxes, Adhesives and Sizes

A range of raw materials sold by weight.

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  1. HMG Acrylic Restoration Adhesive

    HMG Acrylic Restoration Adhesive

    £2.80

    HMG Acrylic Restoration Adhesive. Heat and waterproof adhesive for repairs to pottery, wood, porcelain, leather etc. Not suitable for use on rubber. 14ml. Learn More
  2. HMG B72 Restoration Adhesive

    HMG B72 Restoration Adhesive

    £5.30

    B72 Acrylic Adhesive is touch dry in 3-5 minutes, surface dry in 1 hour and hard dry in around 6 hours. Not having instant grab, fragments can be easily re-adjusted and surplus adhesive removed with acetone, making any joint virtually invisible. It’s ideal for repairs to pottery, wood, metal, glass, ivory and many porous substances. 14ml. Learn More
  3. Japan Wax

    Japan Wax

    Starting at: £13.50

    A light yellow soft wax with an adhesive, sticky consistency. Used is polishes and waxes, pastels and crayons. Learn More
  4. Microcrystalline Wax

    Microcrystalline Wax

    Starting at: £8.50

    A special type of paraffin wax. Used in small amounts as a plasticizer. Also used in fine art mediums and varnishes. Learn More
  5. Paraffin Wax

    Paraffin Wax

    Starting at: £6.60

    Refined petroleum product. Its inert nature makes it more suitable for use with alkalis. Learn More
  6. Ammonium Carbonate

    Ammonium Carbonate

    Starting at: £9.70

    Used in recipes for wax emulsions, casein and tempera. Learn More
  7. Acticide SPX

    Acticide SPX

    Starting at: £4.20

    Acticide SPX Preservative Learn More
  8. Carboxyl Methyl Cellulose

    Carboxyl Methyl Cellulose

    Starting at: £7.20

    Carboxyl Methyl Cellulose Learn More
  9. Carrageen Moss

    Carrageen Moss

    Starting at: £27.40

    Commonly used as a thickener and stabiliser in milk products such as ice cream and processed foods. It may also be used as a thickener in calico-printing and for fining beer or wine. Learn More
  10. Casein Lactic

    Casein Lactic

    Starting at: £18.30

    Casein Lactic Learn More
  11. Isinglass

    Isinglass

    Starting at: £20.00

    Isinglass is a substance obtained from the dried swim bladders of fish. It can be cooked into a paste for specialized gluing purposes. Isinglass Sturgeon Salianski (pictured). Learn More
  12. Parchment Clippings

    Parchment Clippings

    Starting at: £9.90

    For preparation of parchment glue size. Boil parchment scraps and clippings for 4 hours. Use 110g of clippings to 1 litre of water. Learn More
  13. Bleached Beeswax

    Bleached Beeswax

    Starting at: £12.30

    Bleached Beeswax has been separated from impurities and bleached white by the sun. Beeswax is the most used wax for art materials recipes. Learn More
  14. Natural Beeswax

    Natural Beeswax

    Starting at: £11.20

    Beeswax is the most used wax for art materials recipes. Learn More
  15. Carnuba Wax Grey

    Carnuba Wax Grey

    Starting at: £8.40

    This wax is hard and provides durability and hardness to wax mixtures. Carnauba wax can produce a glossy finish and as such is used in car waxes, shoe polishes, instrument polishes, and floor and furniture waxes and polishes, especially when mixed with beeswax and with turpentine. Learn More
  16. Carnuba Wax Yellow

    Carnuba Wax Yellow

    Starting at: £6.50

    This wax is hard and provides durability and hardness to wax mixtures. Carnauba wax can produce a glossy finish and as such is used in car waxes, shoe polishes, instrument polishes, and floor and furniture waxes and polishes, especially when mixed with beeswax and with turpentine. Learn More
  17. Gelatine Leaf

    Gelatine Leaf

    Starting at: £5.30

    A pure form of glue from animal tissue. Used for sizing paper. Used in gliding and for weak sizes in isolating layers in tempera painting. Learn More
  18. Gelatine Capsules

    Gelatine Capsules

    Starting at: £5.80

    Gelatine Capsules Learn More
  19. Pearl Glue

    Pearl Glue

    Starting at: £5.80

    Traditional animal based wood glue used for veneering, joinery and antique restoration. Soak glue overnight in about 3-4 times its volume of water. Heat this solution in a double pot until all the glue has melted. If the glue is too thick add some more water to the solution. 170 - 200 Bloom Learn More

  20. Rabbit Skin Glue

    Rabbit Skin Glue

    Starting at: £7.60

    For sizing canvas prior to priming with an oil based primer. Do not use under acrylic primer. Soak overnight in water. Heat in double boiler (do not boil). Ratio water:size 13:1. Use while still warm. Rabbit Skin Glue do not contain any preservatives. 340 - 360 Bloom Learn More

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