"Italian varnish" is a classical oil varnish made with natural and traditional raw materials
is a classical oil varnish made with natural and traditional raw materials. A mixture of pre-treated colophony and Baltic amber with the oils provides a transparent and light colour varnish which develops the right hardness and flexibility into the film.
* Cremona, Classical Amber and Brescia Varnishes have similar composition but they do not include colophony, they are made using only Baltic amber as solid resin, so they are made with: Baltic amber, a mixture of high quality linseed oils and a dearomitezed solvent. They include driers too. Different conditions during the proccess develop the colour on each varnish.
* About technical properties, each varnish has a balanced formula, looking for the equilibrium between the components to guarantee good technical properties. All our varnishes have been tested to guarantee suitable properties. Compared with the other varnishes, Italian varnish has similar hardness development and flexibility. The color is lighter and the drying time is shorter (but this property is highly variable depending on the external conditions and on the application method)