Copaiba Balsam

Copaiba Balsam

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Copaiba Balsam comes from the South American tree Copaifera landsdorfii and has a high content of essential oil giving a lovely aroma when used. Its primary function is to improve the appearance of oil paint layers that may have become dull, brittle or sunken upon drying. It is a viscous liquid that may be diluted with turpentine, but which should not be used in painting mediums.

Late 18th-early 19th century texts mention it as a medium to protect Verdigris from darkening or changing color in oil, as well as in recipes to prepare a paint vehicle for Asphaltum.

30ml Glass Jar