The Water Size is a mixture of water and alcohol, which can only be used in the water gilding technique. Apply the water size by brush, then immediately place the gold leaf on the bole layer.
The water size will reactivate the binder in the bole layer and, therefore, achieve adhesion for the gold leaf.
Choosing a gilding size
The Instacoll Gilding Size gloss (the mat is for indoor only) is for porous and non-porous surfaces, interior & exterior when gilding with genuine gold leaf.
1. Gilding size for imitation gold, silver, copper, variegated on wood, paper, concrete, and stone, use any of these:
For gilding on glass, plastic and metal use: Permacoll Gilding Size For All Metal Leafs And Gold Powder, indoor only.
2. Gilding size for genuine gold & silver leaf
3. Interior / Exterior gilding
Recommended reading: Choosing The Right Gilding Adhesive or Gilding Size
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