Gamblin PVA Sizing

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Poly Vinyl Acetate- Contemporary size for fabric support

Gamblin PVA Size- Use as a barrier size between linen or cotton canvas instead of rabbit skin glue. Remains flexible and won't yellow, shrink or swell. PVA Size (Poly Vinyl Acetate) is made from PVA that has a neutral pH and does not yellow. It also retains its flexibility and does not emit harmful volatiles.

Key Features:
  • Sizes: Sizes: 8.5 Oz, 33.8 Oz
  • Use neutral pH PVA size on linen and canvas instead of rabbit skin glue
  • Does not swell and shrink like rabbit skin glue does
  • Seals the fabric but does not re-absorb atmospheric moisture
  • Neutral pH and does not yellow
  • Retains its flexibility
  • Does not emit harmful volatiles

Gamblin PVA Sizing

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PVA Size - Poly Vinyl Acetate- Contemporary size for fabric support

Gamblin PVA Size- Use as a barrier size between linen or cotton canvas instead of rabbit skin glue. Remains flexible - won't yellow, shrink or swell. PVA Size is made from PVA that has a neutral pH and does not yellow. Retains its flexibility and does not emit harmful volatiles.

Key Features:
  • Sizes: Sizes: 8.5 Oz, 33.8 Oz
  • Use neutral pH PVA size on linen and canvas instead of rabbit skin glue
  • Does not swell and shrink like rabbit skin glue does
  • Seals the fabric but does not re-absorb atmospheric moisture
  • Neutral pH and does not yellow
  • Retains its flexibility
  • Does not emit harmful volatiles

Diluted with distilled water, PVA size (Poly Vinyl Acetate) is a contemporary size for fabric support. Conservation scientists recommend painters use neutral pH PVA size on linen and canvas instead of rabbit skin glue. Gamblin PVA provides a good size layer that seals the fabric but does not re-absorb atmospheric moisture, swell and shrink like rabbit skin glue does. There are hundreds of different formulae of PVA. We acknowledge and appreciate the research of the Canadian Conservation Institute that helps painters and conservators identify the best PVA to use. PVA Size is made from PVA that has a neutral pH and does not yellow. It also retains its flexibility and does not emit harmful volatiles.

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