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Re: Miracle size for gum

i second this.
i've read "gamblin pva" quite often lately. and it does sound interesting. i looked around a bit and couldn't find a source in europe either. then in did some search on "polyvinylacetat" and it seems to be a pretty commonly used chemical. so there should be something similar be available here too. maybe even in a hardware store.
kremer pigmente sells quite a bit of these things, but i don't know enough about the subject to pick out the right stuff. they do have something which i think i pure polyvinyl acetate, but it's in granules and has to be mixed in some kind of alcohol, which sounds smelly and unpleasant.


Loris Medici schrieb:
Thanks for the report Marek. Unfortunately we don't have Gamblin
products here in Turkey. Do you have any idea about the formula? I can
find PVA but I'm not sure which one to buy and how much to use...

Not directly related but just wanted to mention: For those who are
interested in "casein", the miracle sizing is cheap acrylic gesso 1+4
(or 1+5) with water.


2009/10/9 Marek Matusz <marekmatusz@hotmail.com>:

A few weeks ago there was some discussion on PVA sizing and I decided to try
it for gum.
The 1:2 turned out to be a miracle!