Artisan Enhancements - Leaf and Foil Size
Leaf & Foil Size by Artisan Enhancements® is a clear no VOC water based medium with a long open time to be used for all foil and leafing projects. Once applied it provides a flawless tacky surface for the application of metallic leafing and foils. Leaf & Foil Size only needs one pass and has an easy release. It will not discolor your treated surface and has been formulated for a smooth and easy application. Size can be rolled or brushed on, it will usually tack up within 45 – 60 minutes (it will take longer on a wall) and will remain tacky until a topcoat is applied.
Leaf & Foil Size by Artisan Enhancements ® is bio-based, hypo-allergenic, low odor, NO VOC, and environmentally sustainable. Leaf & Foil Size is a medium with a long open and tack time (almost indefinitely) to be used for all metallic gilding foils and leafing projects. Once applied Leaf & Foil Size provides a flawless tacky surface for the application of metallic leafing and foils.
Recommended Use: Leaf & Foil Size can be used on previously painted or sealed nonporous surfaces, including furniture and walls. Leaf & Foil Size will not discolor treated surfaces and has been formulated for a smooth and easy application. Leaf & Foil Size can be applied to fully dried and cured latex, oil, and water based paints. Leaf & Foil Size can also be applied to natural or stained sealed non-porous wood surfaces.
If an undercoat or basecoat is desired, apply paint and allow the paint to completely dry and cure. If working on a nonporous surface that will not be base coated with paint, make sure the surface has been previously sealed. If the surface is unsealed, first seal the nonporous surface with Clear Topcoat Sealer by Artisan Enhancements ®.
A helpful tip when trying to decide whether or not to basecoat a piece, metallic gilding foils and leafing will be more vibrant when working on surfaces with a darker basecoat.