Castor Wax vs Damar Resin

Comparing Castor Wax & Damar Resin in Encaustic Medium

Damar resin has long been the hardener of choice to combine with beeswax in encaustic medium recipes.  Because of its high melting point, it aids in making a more robust painting than pure beeswax and allows for vigorous buffing over a curing period to bring the work to a shine.  A downside can be that due to its organic nature, …

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