Damar is soluble in petroleum hydrocarbons and turpentine. It provides unique depth of gloss, superior color and gloss retention, adhesion and flexibility and resistance to greases, cold checking and general all-around varnish resin for cold cuts, blends scuffing. A or cooked oil vehicles. It is compatible with a wide variety of synthetic resins including phenolics, alkyds, rosin, ester gum, waxes, ethyl and nitrocellulose and others. The softening point is 67-75° C., melting point 99-115° C. and a specific gravity of 1.04-1.06.