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This wax-based medium can be used to add non-fading color or a "gilded" finish to materials such as metal castings, filigree, brass stampings, ceramics, wood, etched glass, polymer clay, resin and more.
It can be applied to clean, dry, oil-free surfaces with a cloth, cotton swab, sponge, brush, even your finger. You can thin it with paint thinner to create a paint, stain or wash.
You can even layer colors on top of one another for different finishes and color palettes.
Polishing the metallic Gilders Pastes with a soft cloth will produce a gilded finish substituting gold, silver, bronze leaf; nonmetallic pastes will be shiny. If left unpolished the finish will be semi gloss or mat depending on the color.
Smooth surface should be slightly roughened with fine abrasive paper before application. Depending on the surface, Gilders Paste dries to the touch in as little as 10-15 minutes. It is completely dry in 12 hours with no tacky residue. If polishing or burnishing is required allow 12 hours drying time.
One tin of Gilders Paste will cover up to 30 square feet of surface area.