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Can anyone tell me the formula for mixing glair? (egg whites, sugar & honey) Thanks in advance.

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I found this that says honey or sugar.
An Introduction to Paint Making
The glair recipe is a ways down the page.

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Thank you, CC. Still no formula. Just try a little of this and some of that type concoction. Luthiers use to use it prior to 1920 on their mandolins and early flat top guitars.
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I ordered a copy of Materials and Techniques of Medieval Painting and after looking through it, I found no formula for glair. Everyone simply says try a number of things to mix with it. The egg whites were the binder, the sugar gave it a little brittleness and the honey gave it elasticity. But no given amounts for any of it.
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