Varnish from Almaciga
Researchers at the Forest Products Research and Development Institute in Los Baños, found
that resin from almaciga is a good material for varnish. Several formulas were studied to find
the best varnish from almaciga resin. The tree in soft and usually used for Christmas tree. It
grows abundantly in Regions 2, 3, 4, 5, 8 and 10. Six formulas were tried using powdered resin melted in 95% ethyl alcohol or lacquer thinner wtih lumbang oil.
This type of varnish is hot and cold resistant. It is not significantly affected with hot coffee or
cold softdrinks poured on it.
It is hoped that this resin will become popular because of its simple and cheap preparation.