Fish bone

Physical copy available

We have a physical copy of this material in our library at the Jan van Eyck Academie.

Fish bone

Fish glue for priming, painting and gilding

Fish Glue is used in the gluing of wood, papers, cardboard and leather. Formulated from fish bones, Artisans Fish Glue is a natural and flexible glue that has a strong adhesion power. Fish Glue is ideal in all creative projects of furniture and woodwork since they are reversible. Glues of animal origin are simple to use, resist aging and can be softened again by heating, which makes them very useful for repairs. In contrast to synthetic glues, they can be overpainted and pickled. Also suitable as priming for painting and gilding. Cold water is added to the glue, which is left to soak. It is then carefully heated in a water bath.

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