How to Prepare Clear Laquer from Damar Resin
The process of making clear lacquer from Damar resin.

Damar lumps
Gum turpentine


Place 1 part damar lumps to 1 part turpentine in a closed jar.
Shake every day till resin is well dissolved - aprox 10 days.
Exposing the mixture to sunlight will speed up the process.


Used as a painter's universal resin, the varnish is easily made. It can be thinned down by adding gum turpentine. It can also be strained through cheesecloth. Store in a clean jar. It is recommended to use Damar as a final varnish on oil paintings. It should be applied with a clean varnish brush.