This traditional animal glue has been used for centuries
to size canvas before the application of an oil based primer
to protect the fabric from the damaging effect of the oil.
There are two schools of thought about whether rabbitskin
glue should be used under acrylic primers and paints - since
there are less controversial acrylic alternatives I would
advise NOT to use rabbitskin in this context.
We sell Rabbit Skin Glue both prepared and in its granular
To prepare rabbit skin glue, soak approximately 40g of granules
in 1 litre of water overnight (keep covered to avoid evaporation)
then warm until fully dissolved- do not boil. Apply while
liquid in one thin coating.
Roberson Rabbit Skin Glue- Roberson's excellent rabbit
skin glue is by far our most popular. Available in three packet
sizes, following the simple steps above will guarantee consistent
sizing every time.
Roberson Prepared Rabbit Skin Glue- takes the time
out of sizing. Available in 4 different weights, this prepared
glue couldn't be simpler to apply.
Paintworks Budget Rabbit Skin Glue- for the budget
conscious- our 'own-brand' alternative is of excellent quality
but comes in no-frills packaging to offer a cheaper price!