Sandarac is a resin extracted from cypress. It is used frequently in the composition of alcohol varnishes which it ensures transparency. It is partly dissolved in hot oil. Its melting point is 140 ° C. It melts blistering. It has properties similar to rosin but is more resistant to oxidation and more transparent. It is part of the composition of hard varnishes, colorless and brilliant, applicable to the brush. Sandarac is a vegetable resin that dissolves in hot denatured alcohol and in citrus solvents.