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.