Artisan Enhancements Leaf & Foil Size 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.
Artisan Enhancements 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, will tack up within 45 – 60 minutes (it will take longer on a wall) and will remain tacky until the Clear Topcoat is applied.
Leaf & Foil Size can be used over latex, oil and water based paints. Can be used on furniture, wood, walls, and previously painted nonporous surfaces.
Apply using a brush or roller. If necessary, you can thin product up to 10% with water for brushing and rolling (this will alter product viscosity/performance). Wait 45-60 minutes for product to tack up, and then apply foil or leafing. Surface tack test can be achieved with your finger (when you remove your finger you will hear a snapping sound). Allow to dry (24 hours + is optimal). Apply 2 coats of thin Clear Topcoat or 2 coats of Transfer Gel to seal (surface will remain tacky until sealed). If you want to keep more of the metallic sheen, use the Transfer Gel as a sealer i.l.o. of Clear Topcoat. You can use hand sanitizer to get “tackiness” off your hands and sizing can be cleaned up with alcohol. Tip: Best to be working with a darker base for foils to be more vibrant.
Seal container tightly and do not let freeze or expose to direct sunlight or extreme heat. Do not apply product when air and surface temperatures are below (50°F) 10°C. When resealing product use alcohol around rim before resealing or apply foil under rim so it won’t stick.