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Oil Based Adhesives
LeFranc 3 Hour Size
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Dux Quick-Dry Size
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Gilding: Easy Techniques & Elegant Projects With Metal Leaf

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Water Based Adhesives
Size and Gilder's Adhesives

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WATER BASED
Water-based sizing is subject to freeze damage during winter months. Therefore, the GildedPlanet restricts our shipment of water based sizing. Please contact us with shipping availability in your state.
 

Size refers to the adhesive material used to adhere gold, silver, copper or metal leaf to the surface being gilded. There are different forms of size depending on the gilding method; oil based, water based and 'water gilding'.

Gilding with water based adhesives should not be confused with traditional water gilding methods or the Kolner Water Gilding System. Water gilding uses a water based gilder's liquor to moisten the clay layer creating a bond between it and the leaf. The water gilding system produces a burnishable gilded surface. Water based adhesives form a tacky surface gluing the leaf to the surface and are not burnishable.

Aqua Size and Wunda Size are popular water based sizes and serve as an alternative to oil size for interior projects. Both have an extremely long tack time making it suitable for large scale interior projects or production gilding in manufacturing plants.

Aqua Size and Wunda Size are most appropriate when used to gild with metal leaf, but will produce acceptable results with genuine gold. Porous surfaces should be sealed with semi-gloss latex primer, prior to sizing. Aqua and Wunda Size are for interior use only. Clean up as soon as possible with water or acetone.
 
Aqua Size  comes to tack in 25 minutes and stays open for 36 hours. Do not dilute Aqua Size as it is meant to be used full strength. Aqua size will cure to a hard surface.
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4 oz $ 7.50
item # GS/4oz
 

8 oz $ 12.95
item# DWS/8oz
 
1 Pint $ 16.25
item# DWS/P
 

1 Quart $ 25.50
item # DWS/Q
 

1 Gallon $ 78.00
item # DWS/GAL
 

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WINTER SHIPPING RESTRICTIONS

WATER BASED
Water-based sizing is subject to freeze damage during winter months. Therefore, the GildedPlanet restricts our shipment of water based sizing. Please contact us with shipping availability in your state.

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Coverage Info - Spread Rate

Brush application producing a 2 mil thick layer of material.

Artisan Clear Oil size 50 sq.ft per Quart
Quick Dry Size 60 sq.ft per Quart
Slow Set Size 50 sq.ft per Quart
Aqua Size 87 sq.ft per Quart
Burnish Sealer 77 sq.ft per Quart
Acrylic Top Coat 36 sq.ft per Quart
   
 Wunda Size comes to tack in 15 to 20 minutes and stays open for gilding for at least 36 hours. It may be thinned up to 20% with water to increase its leveling properties and to increase the sheen of the gilded surface. Unlike oil sizes, Wunda size will never fully harden and the gilded surface should be sealed, if contact with the surface is expected.
 
1 Quart $ 26.50
item # 3010

1 Gallon $ 72.00
item # 3000

WINTER SHIPPING RESTRICTIONS

WATER BASED
Water-based sizing is subject to freeze damage during winter months. Therefore, the GildedPlanet restricts our shipment of water based sizing. Please contact us with shipping availability in your state.

 

 

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Silver Leafing

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