£3.60 – £16.15
Acrylic Size for Leaf and Foil
Acrylic adhesive size with an extended open time for bonding metal leaf and foils to a variety of surfaces.
When this size is applied thinly the surface will remain primed for up to 24 hours, allowing large projects to be handled with ease. It is ideal for interior metal leaf work and for use with any of our Whitson’s Decorative Foils.
Application – General Advice
Apply thinly using a good quality brush or roller. It is important no brush marks are visible these will show though the metal leaf. The size can be diluted with water to avoid construction marks. Leave for at least 15 minutes, the film will clear and remain tacky. The surface will then be in a prime state ready to receive the leaf. This prime state will remain indefinitely. It is important to completely cover all the size with the metal leaf, no size should be left uncovered.
Application – with Foils on Plasters
Apply with a soft brush or flock roller where you want the foil to appear. Apply one coat, it will apply milky and dry clear and will feel sticky to the touch when dry, leave for 15 minutes. Apply a second coat in the same way and leave for at least 30 mins. Apply the foil colour side up scrubbing it onto the surface with brushes or other tools
10 – 15sqm per litre in 1 coat.
Always try the technique on a test piece before embarking on the project.
Protect from extremes of temperature during storage and application.