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Golden's GAC 100.  Apply two or three coats.  Shellac is for furniture and
wood trim in old houses, for which it is very good.

Best,
bab

On Thu, Sep 15, 2016 at 4:04 PM, Patricia Savage <[log in to unmask]>
wrote:

> Golden's GAC 100 seals the surface. My understanding is that it is
> archival and protects against SID. You should apply at least two coats.
>
> Patricia Savage
> Mayapple Studio
> www.psavageart.com
>
> Sent from my iPad
>
> > On Sep 15, 2016, at 2:50 PM, Karen Ackoff <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> >
> > I have a question regarding framing… When framing a painting on board or
> canvas, what do you use, if anything, to seal the wood that touches the
> painting?
> >
> > I ask because I’m starting to frame some egg tempera paintings, and
> there is about 1.4-inch overlap. I’ve always read that the wood should be
> sealed where it touches the painting. There is a framer’s tape that is
> adhesive-backed with a foil layer. But I’ve heard from other egg tempera
> people, that this has stuck to the egg tempera painting and the painting
> then required repair. I suppose this might work better depending on how
> long the painting cures (egg tempera dries rapidly, but can take about 9 or
> 10 months to fully cure).
> >
> > I suppose shellac could be used but don’t know if it, too, might stick.
> Other possibilities would be Filmoplast-P90 tape, which is an archival
> white paper tape, but it might breathe enough to transfer any acid from the
> wood to the painting. My next best guess would be acrylic gesso, left to
> cure for at least a week… the gesso I know seals well as I use it to repair
> water stains on dry wall.
> >
> > Thoughts? Ideas?
> >
> > Karen
> >
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