Eugene Holtier Violin Varnish System
USED BY THE TOP VIOLIN MAKERS WORLDWIDE
The Eugene Holtier Violin Varnish System is comprised of Gold Color Wood Primer; Reflective Rosin Ground; Brown and Clear Varnish; and catalyst. We offer the System at a discounted price over sum of individually priced items. The Eugene Holtier Varnish System produces a finish rich in color and very transparent. Only a few coats of brown are needed for a rich color. The clear varnish can be mixed to change the intensity or can be used as a final coat. If desired, pigments or oil painting colors can be used with Eugene Holtier varnish. Drying requires 3-4 hours in intense sun or overnight in the UV box.
Bottles contain: Primer 125 ml, Rosin Ground 50 ml, Clear Varnish 25 ml, Brown Varnish 25 ml, Catalyst 15 ml.
The coverage quantity for each kind of instrument:
- 1 set are covering 2/3 violins or two violas
- 2 sets are covering 1 cello
- 4 sets are covering 1 double bass
For professionals use only
please read the precautions attached
Due to the transportation regulations related to hazardous goods, that restrict shipment of certain liquids and flammable goods, we can ship inside Europe only.
Delivery time could be up to appr. 10-20 workdays.
PLEASE DO NOT PLACE AN ORDER IT IF YOU ARE OUTSIDE EUROPE AND ON ISLANDS
If you are located outside Europe, you can order the Eugene Holtier Varnish products from Old World Tonewood Company and we expect save yourself some shipping cost!
Eugene Holtier Gold Color Wood Primer
Gold Color Wood Primer treats the wood of a musical instrument prior to ground and varnish application. The more attractive this layer, the more effective any varnish will be in enhancing the natural beauty of the wood. The 125 ml bottle of Gold Color Wood Primer will do 3 violins.
Eugene Holtier Reflective Rosin Ground
Reflective Rosin Ground helps the wood reflection of a musical instrument after the ground and prior to varnish application. The more attractive this layer, the more effective any varnish will be in enhancing the natural beauty of the wood. This 50 ml bottle of Reflective Rosin Ground will do 3 violins.
Eugene Holtier Varnishes – Clear and Brown
Eugene Holtier Varnishes, made from finest colophony and cold pressed linseed oil (50-50 by weight), is rich in color and transparent. This varnish contains no solvents, catalysts or pigments. It is extremely transparent yet rich in color. The varnish is medium thick but can be easily spread and is not tacky. The brown color is very intense and only a few coats are needed for a rich color. The clear varnish can be mixed to change the intensity or can be used as a final coat. If desired, pigments or oil painting colors can be used with Eugene Holtier varnish. Drying requires 3-4 hours in intense sun or overnight in the UV box. Available in brown and clear in bottle contains 25 ml of varnish. One bottle will varnish 2-3 violins.
Eugene Holtier Catalyst
A catalyst is used to hasten curing of varnish. The Catalyst may be needed if your UV box is weak or you do not have intense sun. We recommend using our catalyst, which dries uniformly. Experiment with how much catalyst you add, usually a few drops is enough. Too much catalyst can compromise the varnish. Bottle contains 15 ml of Catalyst.