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Re: My own PVA glue sizing experience (attn: marek + the gum woesagain)

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  • From: Jeremy Moore <jeremydmoore@gmail.com>
  • Date: Fri, 23 Oct 2009 17:59:12 -0500
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i haven't diluted lower than 1:2 with the Gamblin PVA Size, but once
it's dry the gum surface behaves just like that on formalin hardened
gelatin. no problems with later coats.

-Jeremy Moore-

On Fri, Oct 23, 2009 at 5:35 PM, phritz phantom <phritz-phantom@web.de> wrote:
> marek,
> that is a very nice color indeed.
> you don't need to do this while coating a new layer and risk ruining  a fine
> print, just take a corner of a discarded print or test strip (maybe an aera
> which got a lot of exposure), put a drop of water on it  and scrub a little
> with a brush. with my pva size the gum will come right off, even when
> properly exposed or overexposed. it doesn't dry waterproof, like it should,
> that's why i can't put on another layer without damaging the on beneath.
> my paper has a very smooth surface. definitely not spongy. and yes, i
> preshrink.
> phritz