Dux Gold Leaf Quick Size - Oil Based 1/2 Pint
Dux Oil Based Quick Size in a 1/2 Pint container.
A clear gilder’s size for fast gold leaf work
Achieves tack in approximately 1-1/2 hrs
Tack will remain open for an additional 1-1/2 hrs
Times are subjective to the user and dependent on temperature/humidity
Apply with brush, roller or spray at 65-75°F and 40-60% relative humidity (RH)
Directions for Use: Surface preparation is the key to obtaining a good-looking and long-lasting leafing project. Surfaces must be smooth and free of any dust, oils, wax and fingerprints. If applying size over a previously finished object, the surfaces must be cleaned and lightly sanded, and a small area should be tested to ensure compatibility. Porous surfaces should be filled with a sealer/primer that is compatible with the substrate. Dux primers are ideal for most projects. Please contact our technical department for recommendations.
Application of Size: The size has been formulated to be used at the consistency provided by the manufacturer. If the user feels that thinning is necessary, mineral spirits may be added in small quantities. Size may be applied by brush, roller or spray. Best results are obtained with a thin even film of around 2 mils of coating thickness. As with any paint or coating, the size should be mixed prior to use. If brushing, any good quality natural bristle brush should be used, the self-leveling properties of the size eliminate the need to over brush the coating. If rolling, use a high quality short nap roller cover. When spraying, follow the equipment manufacturer recommendations .
Application of Leaf: Important: Achieving a suitable tack is a critical step in the gilding process,and a lot of leaf can be lost if proper tack is not attained. When the proper tack has been reached, it should not leave fingerprints in the film. Then carefully lay down leaf over the size and rub lightly with a piece of flannel or cotton. When using imitation gold or silver leaf, a topcoat will prevent tarnishing and preserve the beauty of your project
Clean up wet size with mineral spirits. Use lacquer thinner on dried material.Size can be used as a sealer and for top coating. This product has the characteristic of yellowing upon aging, giving your project an “antique” look.
Size may be tinted with small amounts of oil based colors or universal colorants.If size has lost it tack, it may be re-coated after it fully dries.Top-coating should be done after size is fully dry (after 24 hours).Ideal application conditions are 65-75° Fahrenheit and 40 to 60 percent relative humidity