[alt-photo] Re: About PVA sizing...
dhbloomfield at bellsouth.net
Tue Nov 22 13:33:15 GMT 2011
Yes, I think the non-toxicity (as opposed to glutaraldehyde or
glyoxal) factor is worth it. Still using dichromates, of course, but
eliminating other toxic elements is always a good thing.
On Nov 22, 2011, at 8:23 AM, Loris Medici wrote:
> Hi all,
> FWIW, just wanted to add this (for the last time):
> I don't have any experience with Gamblin's PVA sizing product, but,
> - water / PVAc based
> - waterproof glue
> - which is able to form a
> - (relatively) flexible
> - clear / transparent film
> should work well enough.
> I personally use a local (= Turkey) product called Filli Boya (=
> "Fil-fix Şeffaf". It's a multi-purpose glue (mostly for fixing
> which is fully compliant with the above criteria, by diluting it 1+3
> some sheen) or 1+4 (virtually no sheen or about the same as gelatin
> even 1+5 with great success.
> It's fast / straightforward, non-toxic and very strong / effective;
> I had
> some friends/students who put 9-10 layers on it (don't ask why!
> Hehehe, and
> that was with lots of brush development, BTW...) w/o any adverse
> (We were using an assortment of Fabriano papers back then...)
> So, I'd definitely recommend some experimentation with a couple of
> glues too; especially for those who can't get the Gamblin product.
> My 2c & regards,
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