Best water based adhesive size for gilding.

Non-toxic gold leaf adhesive. Water-based adhesive for gold, silver, metal leaf and mica powders.

Our clear, water-based adhesive is archival and non-toxic and is perfectly formulated for all interior gilding projects.

It will dry to a gilding tack in twenty minutes and will remain open for gilding for thirty-six hours. Easy water clean up. Emission-safe with no fire hazard and has minimum toxicity.


water based adhesive size for gold leaf

Freeze warning! Water based size will not be shipped if temperatures are below 40 degrees during shipping.

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Dux AquaSize

Water based gilding adhesive

Step-by-step gilding tutorials using water based size.
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Dux Aquasize Size Dux Water Based Size is a clear, water-based adhesive formulated for all interior gilding projects. It will dry to a gilding tack in fifteen to twenty minutes and will remain open for gilding for thirty-six hours. Dux Water Based size is emission-safe with no fire hazard and has minimum toxicity. Dux Water Based size may be used where a two-part conversion protective coating is applied in order to prevent the "lifting" which may occur when an oil or solvent-based size is employed. Forty-eight hours after the size is applied the gilded surface may be sealed. Interior use only. Download the MSDS sheet.


DWS/8 $ 12.95
Dux - Aquasize size. 8 oz. - 1/2 Pint - Coverage approx. 10 sqft
Water based
DWS/P $ 16.50
Dux - Aquasize size. 16 oz - Pint - Coverage approx. 21 sqft
Water based
DWS/Q $ 26.50
Dux - Aquasize size. 32 oz. - Quart - Coverage approx. 85 sqft
Water based
DWS/GAL $ 81.00
Dux - Aquasize size. Gallon - Coverage approx. 340 sqft
Water based
DWS/5GAL $ 336.00
Dux - Aquasize size. 5 Gallon Tub - Coverage approx. 1,700 sqft
Water based

Freeze warning! Water based size will not be shipped if temperatures are below 40 degrees during shipping.

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Wunda Gilding Size

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Wunda Size WUNDA SIZE Synthetic Water-Based Gold Size, reaches a gilding tack in fifteen to twenty minutes and remains open for gilding for over thirty-six hours. It is often selected when a very long open time is required, since WUNDA SIZE will remain tacky almost indefinitely. Any surface gilded with WUNDA SIZE should be covered with a sealer after forty-eight hours, if contact with the surface is expected. Download the MSDS sheet.


3010 $ 26.50
Wunda SIze water based adhesive. 16 oz - Quart - Coverage approx. 85 sqft
Water based <
3000 $ 72.00
Wunda SIze water based adhesive. - Gallon - Coverage approx. 350 sqft
Water based
sepp leaf gilding workshop water based adhesive size for gold leaf

Sepp Gilding Workshop

Water based gilding adhesive

Step-by-step gilding tutorials using water based size.
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Sepp Gilding Workshop Water Based Size is a clear, water-based adhesive formulated for all interior gilding projects. It will dry to a gilding tack in fifteen to twenty minutes and will remain open for gilding for thirty-six hours. Dux Water Based size is emission-safe with no fire hazard and has minimum toxicity. Dux Water Based size may be used where a two-part conversion protective coating is applied in order to prevent the "lifting" which may occur when an oil or solvent-based size is employed. Forty-eight hours after the size is applied the gilded surface may be sealed. Interior use only. Download the MSDS sheet.


GS $ 11.50
Sepp Gilding Workshop. 4 oz. - 1/4 Pint - Coverage approx. 5 sqft
Water based
GS/Q $ 23.50
Sepp Gilding Workshop. 32 oz. - Quart - Coverage approx. 85 sqft
Water based
GS/GAL $ 70.00
Sepp Gilding Workshop. 1 Gallon - Coverage approx. 340 sqft
Water based

Freeze warning! Water based size will not be shipped if temperatures are below 40 degrees during shipping.

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Premacoll HA Gilding Size

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Permacoll HA is a high quality, archaval water based gilding adhesive specially formulated for work with metal leaf. Created in Germany by Kohlner, it comes to tack in 30 minutes and stays open for gilding for at least 30 hours. Excellent flexibilty. Perfect for use when creating custom wallpaper, paper arts and crafts, fabrics and ridged surfaces like walls and ceilings and furniture and objects.


PS/L $ 72.00
Permacoll HA sIze water based adhesive. Liter - Coverage approx. 75 sqft
Water based
Kolner miniatum size for flexible gilding on paper and vellum

Miniatum Gilding Size

Gilding on paper, degreased vellum, leather, illuminated manuscripts and flexible surfaces.
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Miniatum Size water based size for gilding on paper and flexible surfaces. Mirror gloss finish. Available as clear or pre-tinted yellow/ochre. 50ml container. Made by Kolner in German

Kolner Miniatum is a unique gilding size that is ideal for gilding gold leaf on paper, degreased vellum, leather, illuminated manuscripts and other flexible surfaces like foil or plastic.

Miniatum is known for it’s elasticity and long-lasting gilded surface. When turning illuminated pages the Miniatum size stays flexible and will not cause the leaf to delaminate. Miniatum size gives you a very bright gilding surface that is almost equal to burnishing with a stone burnisher. Acid free, heavy weight paper is preferred and the smoother the surface of the paper, the better the glass-like finish.

Miniatum size gives you a very bright gilding surface that is almost equal to burnishing with an agate burnisher.

You can apply the Miniatum size with a brush or a drawing pen. When the size has set, you can apply the gold leaf. Transfer leaf works best. Volume: 50ml.


PMY/50 $ 27.00
Miniatum Size water based adhesive. Yellow/Ochre - 50 ml.
Water based
Kolner Miniatum Ink for creating fine lines in gilding

Miniatum Ink

Gilding Size

Ideal for Gilding on paper - apply using a calligraphy pen, writing quill, or other ink-based drawing instruments.
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Kolner Miniatum Ink is an ink-like size especially designed for gilding gold on to paper or vellum. This adhesive is wonderful for all calligraphy, and can be applied using a calligraphy pen, writing quill, or other ink-based drawing instruments.

Miniatum Ink has permanent adhesion on an elastic film and will not break or flake on paper with normal handling. Once the size has set, the gold leaf can be applied, and a bright metal mirror-like shine can be achieved by polishing with a Kolner Tissue.

Available in 5ml and 50ml. Made by Kolner in Germany


PMI/5 $ 15.00
Miniatum Ink Size water based adhesive. 5 ml.
Water based
PMI/50 $ 39.50
Miniatum Ink Size water based adhesive. 50 ml.
Water based

Instacoll Base Mirror Shine

Super Shine or Mirror Gloss Leaf Finish Gilding System

Instacoll Clear Base

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Instacoll Clear Base Instacoll is a revolutionary system for exterior and interior gilding with Genuine Gold, Silver and Composition leaf. A Super Shine or Mirror Gloss finish is achieved without agate burnishing.

Improved Instacoll is a two part system with an unlimited open gilding time. After Instacoll has dried completely, apply the Activator to the area ready for gilding. Let dry and apply leaf. The ultimate mirror gloss is obtained when gilding on a completely smooth surface with patent leaf.

Download complete application instructions as PDF.


INC/100ml $ 28.00
Instacoll Base - 100ml - Clear - Mirror Shine adhesive
Clear Base
INC/500ml $ 105.00
Instacoll Base - 500ml - Clear - Mirror Shine adhesive
Clear Base
INC/L $ 187.00
Instacoll Base - Liter - Clear - Mirror Shine adhesive
Clear Base

Instacoll Yellow Base

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Instacoll Yellow base


INY/100ml $ 28.00
Instacoll Base - 100ml - Yellow - Mirror Shine adhesive
Yellow Base
INY/500ml $ 105.00
Instacoll Base - 500ml - Yellow - Mirror Shine adhesive
Yellow Base
INY/L $ 187.00
Instacoll Base - Liter - Yellow - Mirror Shine adhesive
Yellow Base

Instacoll Activator Mirror Shine

Super Shine or Mirror Gloss Leaf Finish Gilding System

Instacoll Activator

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Instacoll Activator Instacoll is a revolutionary system for exterior and interior gilding with Genuine Gold, Silver and Composition leaf. A Super Shine or Mirror Gloss finish is achieved without agate burnishing.

Improved Instacoll is a two part system with an unlimited open gilding time. After Instacoll has dried completely, apply the Activator to the area ready for gilding. Let dry and apply leaf. The ultimate mirror gloss is obtained when gilding on a completely smooth surface with patent leaf.

Download complete application instructions as PDF


INA/100ml $ 21.00
Instacoll Activator - 100ml - To be applied over Instacoll Base.
Activator
INA/500ml $ 46.00
Instacoll Activator - 500ml - To be applied over Instacoll Base.
Activator
INA/L $ 76.50
Instacoll Activator - Liter - To be applied over Instacoll Base.
Activator

Product Description

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 A primer prior to sizing. Aqua and Wunda Size are for interior use only. Clean up as soon as possible with water or acetone.

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 based adhesives form a tacky surface gluing the leaf to the surface and are not burnishable.

This product is available to ship immediately. All our water based size products are shipped fully insured via UPS.

WINTER SHIPPING RESTRICTIONS 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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