How to Use Gilders Paste®

by Tammy Honaman, Author, Jewelry-Making Expert and Educator,
Exclusively for Fire Mountain Gems and Beads®

Looking for a new way to accent or color wood, metal, leather, polymer clay, ceramics and more? Gilders Paste is a professional wax-based medium that can be mixed or layered for an endless color palette that won't fade. Apply using a variety of techniques such as a gloved finger, sponge, cloth, brush or additional methods.

Paste dries to the touch in 10 - 15 minutes with a recommended complete dry time of 12 - 24 hours. Once dry, polishing with a soft cloth will bring out a luster finish. Applying a water-based acrylic top coat is recommended. Revive dry paste or thin paste to gain a translucent effect using paint thinner or mineral spirits. A little Gilders Paste goes a long way. A 1.5 ounce canister covers over 30 square feet--that's a lot of applications!
Use a sanding pad to prepare/rough up desired surface.
Apply Gilders Paste to the prepared metal sheet.
Apply Mod Podge® over the Gilders Paste and allow to dry clear.

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