Sturgeon Glue (Isinglass)

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Unit Price
US$ 70.75
US$ 75.00
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50 g jar
Processing time
Usually ships the next business day.
Get the ultimate professional-grade adhesive for your artistic and restoration needs with our Sturgeon Glue (Isinglass) from Rublev Colours. Derived from the highest-quality dried sturgeon bladders, this premium glue is revered by art restorers and conservators worldwide for its exceptional adhesion and low viscosity. What sets our sturgeon glue apart from comparable animal glues, such as gelatin or rabbit skin glue, is its unparalleled bonding strength and fluidity. Ready to use straight out of the jar, this versatile adhesive is specifically designed for consolidation in restoration and conservation projects.

Tracing back to the medieval period, sturgeon glue has been a trusted medium for masterpieces, including illuminated manuscripts, tempera paintings, sculptures, and polychromy. Its unique properties also make it an excellent choice for bookbinding, parchment repair, and other delicate conservation tasks. Artisans and conservators appreciate the fact that our sturgeon glue can be reactivated with moisture, allowing for precise control and minimizing the risk of damage to valuable artworks.

To unlock the full potential of our sturgeon glue, begin by soaking the dried material in water overnight to rehydrate it. Then, heat the mixture gently in a bain marie (double boiler) at 45°C while stirring. For added emulsification, you can introduce a small amount of gum tragacanth, dissolved in water, into the solution. When tackling complex restoration projects, this glue can be applied directly to areas of flaking paint or parchment, allowing for precision control and minimising the risk of further damage.

What truly sets our sturgeon glue apart is its adaptability. It can be used to coat tissue or goldbeater's skin, and its reactivatable properties make it ideal for situations where water must be used sparingly. By adding a few drops of glycerin or honey to the heated isinglass, you can seamlessly reactivate the adhesive, ensuring a strong bond without compromising the integrity of the artwork. Renowned conservators and artisans rely on our sturgeon glue for its exceptional performance, and we're confident you will too.

When it comes to choosing the right adhesive for your valuable projects, you can trust Rublev Colours to deliver the highest quality and consistency. Our 50g jar of Sturgeon Glue (Isinglass) is carefully crafted to meet the exacting standards of professional conservators and artisans. With its exceptional adhesion, low viscosity, and reactivatable properties, this remarkable glue is an essential addition to any artist's or conservator's toolkit.

Whether you're a skilled artisan, a professional conservator, or a passionate hobbyist, our Sturgeon Glue (Isinglass) is the perfect choice for your most discerning projects. Experience the unmatched quality and performance that has made Rublev Colours a trusted name in the world of art and restoration. Browse our range today and discover the difference that high-quality materials can make in your work.
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0.22 lbs
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This product is shipped from our supplier's warehouse in Willits, CA, United States
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This product is brand new and includes the manufacturer's warranty, so you can buy with confidence.
A 25% handling charge is levied against all authorized returns except those due to our error. Unauthorized returns are subject to a 40% handling charge. Damages & defects must be reported to us within 14 days.
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