This wax-based medium can be used to add non-fading colour or a gilded finish to materials such as metal castings, filigree, brass stampings, ceramics, wood, etched glass, polymer clay, resin and more!
Gilders paste wax is formulated to be a dry, durable wax based finish. It's formulated in this way so you can use dry brush techniques with complete control....no drips, runs or splat.
It can be applied as-is to clean, dry, oil-free surfaces with a cloth, cotton swab, sponge, your finger... or thin it with paint thinner or turps to create a paste, paint, stain or wash. Smooth surfaces should be slightly roughened with fine grit sandpaper or steel wool before application. Gilders Paste dries to the touch in 10-15 minutes and completely dries in 12 hours with no tacky residue.
One tin of Gilders Paste covers over 30 square feet of surface area. The colours can be mixed and layered to create stunning and unique finishes and textures!
**Please note** Sometimes the paste inside has cracks, or is loose within the tin, this is perfectly normal and does not affect the usability at all. In this case, you may need to add some paint thinner to soften the paste before use. The firmness or dryness of the paste is a normal process. With the addition of a few drops of thinner/turps you can transform the paste in to a cream, paint, stain or wash. This capability allows an endless shelf life unlike common paints and stains, once they dry out you cannot reconstitute them. Gilders paste wax can be rejuvenated over and over for years - no waste!
* Packaging may vary
I have used this product for a few years on occasions when I need to apply a bronze finish to my forged iron products. With practice it can give a very realistic look and if used with other colours can give a semi patinated or aged appearance. It can be rubbed back with scotchbrite or wire wool for a more subtle look. I tend to apply it with a finger for highlighting or thinned slightly and with a sponge for greater coverage. It can arrive in a dried out solid condition but this is no problem just add a bit of white spirit and it returns easily to a paste.