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Gamblin Conservation Colors are made from Laropal A-81, mineral spirits, and lightfast pigments. Alumina hydrate is added to the modern organic colors to adjust tinting strength. No additives are used.
At the International Institute for Conservation’s Melbourne Congress 2000, two papers were delivered on the development of Gamblin Conservation Colors:
- “Development of a New Material for Retouching”
Authors: Mark Leonard, Jill Whitten, Robert Gamblin & Rene de la Rie
- “An Investigation of the Photochemical Stability of Urea-aldehyde Resin Retouching Paints”
Authors: Rene de la Rie, Suzanne Quillen Lomax, Michael Palmer, Lisha Deming Glinsman & Christopher Maines. This paper in its entirety is available from IIC.
Technical research paper:
DEVELOPMENT OF A PIGMENTED WAX/RESIN FILL FORMULATION FOR THE CONSERVATION OF PAINTINGS
May 13, 2011