Baroque Art Gilders Paste 1oz, African Bronze
African Bronze is a greenish-bronze shade with hints of gold metallic flake
Let the glowing metallic or vivid, jewel-like tones of these innovative, decorative, non-tarnishing pastes transform picture frames, furniture, metalwork, artwork, molding, ceramics, textiles, decoupage, cement, polymer clay, gourds or almost any clean, dry surface. Baroque Art Gilders Paste is made of highly concentrated metallic and organic pigments blended with a wax base. It can be used both indoors and outdoors with little or no surface preparation. Apply with brush, sponge, cloth or almost anything. There is no dripping, so masking is not required. Treated surfaces dry to the touch in 30 to 60 minutes. Allow 12 hours before installing or polishing. Once dry, surfaces are durable and water repellent. Clean up with paint thinner or mineral spirits.
To use on aluminum, copper, brass, silver, glass or other smooth surfaces, the surface would need to be distressed with steel wool, sand blasting, 400 grit sand paper or etching solution/etching primer. This will provide the "tooth" needed for the Gilders paste to adhere to.
Please note: If the paste is dry, simply add a few drops of paint thinner, mineral spirits, or turpentine. What I usually do is spoon out a little of the paste into a small glass bowl, add a drop or two of mineral spirits and mix to the consistency I want. No need to mix the whole tin! Be sure NOT to use any oil based cleaners/solvents to mix your Gilders paste.....your paste will remain wet and tacky and take days or even weeks to dry.