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Old 08-06-05, 07:28 PM
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Default Magna paint

Hello. I wonder if any of you people know where I can order magna paint? I think they quit making it, but not certain. If it is not available anymore, maybe someone out there knows a recipe on how to make ones own magna type paint. Thanks, Rick
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Old 13-07-05, 08:13 PM
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I'll be the first to ask....

What is magna type paint?

Not being a wiseguy, just curious.
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Old 15-07-05, 01:45 AM
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Jeff

I had the same reaction.

http://www.answers.com/topic/magna-paint

I don't think he's gonna find it.

Doug
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Old 15-07-05, 04:09 AM
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Sounds interesting!!! Let me know if you find it.
Eric in Oceanside
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Old 23-03-06, 05:52 AM
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I think that currently the only acrylic paints that are not water based are a speciality Golden line of conservation paints, called MSA conservation paints http://www.goldenpaints.com/technicaldata/msapaint.php.

I think these are currently the closes thing to the old Magna acrylics.
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Old 28-03-06, 03:24 PM
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http://www.mfa.org/_cameo/frontend/m...ors&language=1

"...Bocour discontinued Magna Colors in the mid-1970s..."

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I've seen acrylic paint with the Bocour label somewhere recently, but believe it's standard acrylic polymer with a high pigment load.

Here's an interesting article:
http://www.aaa.si.edu/collections/or...s/bocour78.htm

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Old 28-03-06, 07:36 PM
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I think solvent-based acrylics were really nasty, and not nearly the futuristic problem-solvers they were supposed to be. I'd be interested to hear if magna paintings are among the mid-twentieth century works that are collapsing in modern museums around the world.

Those Golden paints sound useful to restorers, precisely because they dissove again in mineral spirits and can be removed. But I was under the impression that Magna paints dried impervious?
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I would only look for this paint if I wanted to fix an old painting

or make a copy of a masters painting of the period 47-60

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Magna paints, the world's first artist acrylic paint developed by Leonard Bocour and Sam Golden in 1947 and reformulated in 1960, are pigments ground in an acrylic resin with solvents. Unlike modern water-based acrylics, Magna is miscible with turpentine or mineral spirits and dries rapidly to a matte or glossy finish. It was used by Jackson Pollock, Roy Lichtenstein, and Friedel Dzubas.

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