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KGGG-System Fond B Red Gilders Clay, Water-Based, Gesso Primer, 100ml


5 in stock

  • Water-based, one-layer gilders clay
  • Colour: Red/Brown
  • Size: 100ml
  • For water gilding
  • Made in Germany


5 in stock

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KGGG-System Fond is a Gesso Bole one-layer gilder’s clay that replaces the Gesso and Bole layers of the Traditional Water System. Fond is a water-based burnishable (with the Agate Stone Burnisher) gesso primer for gold, silver, and composition leaf. It is ideally suited for creating water-gilded and burnished frames, interior architectural elements, and furniture ornaments, achieving a traditional look with less effort.

Prior to applying the gesso/clay, it’s essential to seal the surface with Sealer P. This impregnation agent enhances the Fond’s adhesive properties, ensuring a smooth and successful application of the gesso/clay. This step is crucial and will prepare you for the next stages of the process.

  1. Remember, the Fond must be stirred, not shaken. Shaking can introduce air bubbles, which can affect the quality of the application. So, staying focused and stirring the Fond thoroughly before use is essential. This attention to detail will ensure a high-quality finish.
  2. Apply 4 to 6 layers, depending on the type of the present reliefs. A dry film thickness of 150 μm must be reached everywhere, where the leaf metal will be burnished later.
  3. The last layer should be mildly polished with a damp Fiber Cloth or Gilder’s Cotton as soon as it has dried. Afterwards, it is polished with a Wool Polishing Pad until it shines.

To achieve bright yellow gold finish, use yellow Fond.
To achieve warm gold finish, use red Fond.
If you are gilding silver or palladium, then use black Fond.

Recommended Reading: How to gild with Kölner KGGG System Fond

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