X-press It Gold Size is waterbased and non toxic and is used for sizing gold leaf and silver leaf. This acid free leafing size has a long open time allowing plenty of time to apply leaf. It is also flexible and dries clear ensuring the optimal result for your sizing project. It can be used effectively on a wide range of materials including non-porous surfaces like glass and ceramic. X-press it gold size - 4.25oz.
Applications: Use on paper, cardboard, textiles, timber glass, ceramics and many more surfaces.
Instructions: Apply a thin even coat with a brush, over basecoat (usually terracotta). Allow 5-10 minutes curing time before applying leaf/ Once the size changes color from white to clear, apply the metal leaf to the surface. Depending on the thickness of application, the open time is approximately 10-12 hours. The applied size is cured when the surface tack dulls. Apply leaf to all applied areas as the size will remain tacky. Wash brushes or applicators with water immediately after use. After application, varnish the imitation lead to avoid any tarnishing. If applying epoxy/resin overtop of the leaf, ensure the glue is completely dry before applying.