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This dries to a hard surface when applied to etching plates and protects them from corrosion and scratching. Pint can.
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Comments about Asphaltum Liquid:
Asphaltum is a traditional barrier against acid etching in the intaglio printmaking process. I intend to use this in my metalsmithing work on silver, gold and copper metal when etching designs to protect surfaces I don't want to be etched. I looked other places for this product and found the price and shipping costs to be exorbitant. Dick Blick had a great price and reasonable shipping costs.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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By Folkart Guy
This product is difficult to find and is being used to replicate an old finish on an antique tin piece. More important than the product itself is the service. Blick staff in the Galesburg and Chicago stores were found to be very friendly and helpful. The selection is great, but this product was only available online. My first ordering experience was very positive and I'd gladly do business with Dick Blick in the future. Thank you!
Perfect product for the job
from Austin, Tx
I used the asphaltum liquid for etching steel. It is a great resist and I was very happy with the outcome of the etch. Will definitely purchase this product again. Thanks Blick!
Other uses for Asphaltum
As "Gilsonite" I use Asphaltum mixed in lacquer as a sprayed on glaze or toner. In solution with solvent I use it as a wood stain and color enhancer. It imparts a warm amber brown color. The color is transparent and not muddy but clean and crisp.Gilsonite has become more difficult to find. It can be found in one and 5 gallon cans but shipping is expensive.
(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
It Worked !!!
Purchased this to transfer designs to silver for chemical etching.
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